Course Code: 767

PowerPoint 2010 Level 1: Introduction to Creating Presentations

Class Dates:
1 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • You will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity. To enhance the visual appeal, you will add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form. You will then finalize a presentation to deliver it.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    • Identify the components of the PowerPoint 2010 interface.
    • Create a presentation.
    • Format text on slides.
    • Add graphical objects to a presentation.
    • Modify graphical objects in a presentation.
    • Work with tables in a presentation.
    • Add charts to a presentation.
    • Prepare to deliver a presentation.
  • Audience
  • This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010.


  • Students should be familiar with using personal computers, and have used a mouse and keyboard. They should be comfortable with the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

    For students new to computers, we recommend that you attend Introduction to Using Computers as a prerequisite for this course.
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Course Details

  • Getting Started
  • Introduction to the PowerPoint Window
  • Working with the Office Button/File Menu, Quick Access Toolbar, Tabs and Ribbons
  • Live Preview
  • Contextual Tabs
  • Working in Presentation Views (Normal, Slide Sorter, Slide Show, Notes Pages)
  • Running a Slide Show (from the beginning or current slide)
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Understanding slide layouts
  • Working with placeholders
  • Entering text
  • Inserting new slides
  • Arranging slides within a presentation
  • Working with background colors and themes
  • Moving around within a presentation
  • Working with Themes
  • Saving a presentation
  • Inserting Graphic Objects in a Presentation
  • Pictures
  • ClipArt
  • WordArt
  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Drawing Objects
  • Applying Background Design
  • Working with Themes and colors
  • Formatting Components on a Slide
  • Formatting Components on a Slide
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Formatting placeholders
  • Modifying Objects
  • Resizing
  • Changing the orientation
  • Repositioning objects on a slide
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Preparing and Delivering a Presentation
  • Spell check
  • Adding slide transitions
  • Applying animation effects
  • Printing a Presentation
  • Slides
  • Audience handouts
  • Speaker notes