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On site training lead by Microsoft Certified Trainers includes the provision of training manuals, exercises, case studies and training PC's. Each module is priced at $120 + GST. Bulk purchase advantages apply for 5 or more modules or 5 or more attendees.

  The modules below apply for Office 2010Chat to us about modules for 2007 or 2016!

Foundation Modules

1. Getting Started                                                      2. Understanding and Customising the PowerPoint                                                                                        Interface

· What Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 is
· New features in PowerPoint 2010
· The PowerPoint 2010 interface
· Open and close PowerPoint 2010
· Interact with PowerPoint
· Use the Slides and Outline pane
· Create a presentation
· Add, edit, rearrange, duplicate, and delete slides
· Use placeholders to add content to slides
· Navigate through a presentation
· Choose a layout for a slide
· Reset the layout of a slide
· Create, rename, use, move, and delete sections
· Open, save, and close files
· Use the Recent List
· Switch between open files
· Use Office.com features
· Get help in PowerPoint through the Help screen and in a dialog box

 

· Use the File menu (Backstage view)
· Use the status bar
· Use the mini toolbar
· Use dialog boxes
· Use right-click menus
· Work more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts
· Use and customize the Quick Access toolbar
· Identify the parts of the ribbon interface
· Minimize and maximize the ribbon
· Add, remove, arrange, and customize tabs, groups, and commands
· Reset PowerPoint interface customizations

          

   

3. Tab Overview, Essentials                                          4. Tab Overview, Advanced  

· The groups in the Home tab: Clipboard, Slides, Font, Paragraph, Drawing, and Editing
· The groups in the Insert tab: Tables, Images, Illustrations, Links, Text, Symbols, and Media
· The groups in the View tab: Presentation Views, Master Views, Show, Zoom, Colour/Grayscale, Window, and Macros
· The groups in the Design tab: Page Setup, Themes, and Background
The groups in the Transitions tab: Preview, Transition Gallery, and Timing

· The groups in the Animations tab: Preview, Animation Gallery, Advanced Animation, and Timing
· The groups in the Slide Show tab: Start Slide Show, Set Up, and Monitors
· The groups in the Review tab: Proofing,        Language, Comments, and Compare
· PowerPoint’s contextual tabs, including Table, Picture, Drawing, SmartArt, Chart, Equation, Video, and Audio tools, and the Master tabs
· The Developer tab  

5. Creating Presentations                                             6. Printing and Viewing your Presentation  

· Create a blank presentation
· Create a presentation from local or online          templates, themes, and existing files
· View PowerPoint’s sample files
· Access recently used templates
· Draw text boxes
· Add and edit text in text boxes
· Resize, move, delete, rotate, and format text boxes
· Use selection tools
· Cut, copy, and paste
· Use the Office Clipboard
· Drag and drop text
· Use Undo and Redo
· Use Find and Replace
· Apply effects to text
· Change text’s case
· Change font face, size, and colour
· Change character spacing
· Remove formatting
· Change text direction and vertical alignment
· Align, justify, and indent text
· Create a bulleted or numbered list
· Format text into columns
· Use the Format Painter
· Use the Font, Paragraph, and Text Effects dialogs

 

· Use Normal view
· Use Slide Sorter view
· Use Notes Page view
· Use Reading view
· Use zoom
· Use Fit to Window
· Start a slide show
· Navigate through a slide show
· Switch to a blank screen
· Use highlighting and pen tools
· Check your spelling
· Change a presentation’s theme
· Add and edit headers and footers
· Change slide orientation
· Use the Page Setup dialog
· Print your presentation
· Use Print Preview
· Set print options
· E-mail a presentation

                  

   



 

Intermediate Modules

1. Managing Powerpoint files                                        2. Adding the Finishing Touches  

· Navigate with Windows Explorer       
· Perform basic tasks with Windows Explorer
· Change views with Windows Explorer
· Use the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane
· Set automatic save options
· Recover presentations
· Publish a presentation to PDF or XPS
· Apply passwords to files
· Save files in older PowerPoint formats
· Open and convert older PowerPoint files
· Optimize media compatibility in a presentation
· Compress media in a presentation
· Mark a presentation as final
· Encrypt and digitally sign files
· Set file properties
· Check for sharing issues
· Run the Document Inspector
· Use the Accessibility Checker and the Compatibility Checker
· Work with versions  

· Check spelling in a presentation
· Use the Research pane
· Use the Thesaurus
· Change your language
· Change the theme in use
· Apply theme colours, fonts, and effects individually
· Manage theme files
· Change the style of slide backgrounds
· Use the Format Background dialog
· Apply slide transitions individually and globally
· Customize transition effects and timing
· Preview transitions
· Apply, customize, preview, and re-order animations
· Use advanced animation effects
· Design custom motion paths
· Define custom triggers
· Use the Animation Pane and the Animation Painter

3. Adding Art to your Presentation                                  4. Working with Pictures   

· Use the Drawing Tools – Format tab and the Picture Tools – Format tab
· Add a shape
· Format a shape manually or with a style
· Resize, edit, move, delete, arrange, group, ungroup, regroup, align, distribute, rotate, and flip shapes
· Add text to shapes and format it manually or with a style
· Apply transforms to text
· Add WordArt to slides
· Use guidelines and grids to help you arrange shapes and objects
· Use the Format Shape and Format Text Effects      dialogs
· Use the Selection Pane
 

· Add pictures from a file or from Clip Art
· Take screenshots of your computer
· Add photo albums
· Use the Picture Tools – Format tab and mini toolbar
· Move, resize, delete, crop, rotate, and flip pictures
· Arrange, group, and ungroup pictures
· Align and distribute pictures
· Colour correct  and recolour pictures
· Apply artistic effects and styles to photos
· Modify photo backgrounds
· Use the Format Picture dialog
· Compress, swap, and reset photos
· Export pictures out of PowerPoint
   

5. Adding Diagrams, Charts, and Tables   

· Identify the parts of a table
· Insert tables with the grid and dialog
· Draw tables manually
· Use the Table Tools and Chart Tools tabs
· Add an Excel spreadsheet to a presentation
· Select table data
· Resize and move tables
· Add, remove, and resize rows and columns
· Merge and split cells
· Format tables and table text with styles and by hand
· Add charts to your presentation
· Resize, move, and delete charts
· Edit chart data
· Change the chart style
· Add SmartArt and incorporate text and pictures
· Use the SmartArt Tools tabs
· Resize, move, and delete diagrams
· Change the layout and style of SmartArt
· Recolour SmartArt
· Convert SmartArt to text or shapes
· Reset SmartArt

 


 


 


 


Advanced Modules

1. Adding Multimedia to a Presentation                         2. Setting up Slide Masters  

· Insert a video file from your computer or the Clip Art gallery
· Recognize the tools on the Video Tools – Format and Playback tabs
· Crop video files
· Correct and recolor video files
· Apply a poster frame to the presentation
· Add a stylized border to the video file
· Control video file playback during your presentation
· Insert an audio file from your computer or the Clip Art gallery
· Recognize the tools on the Audio Tools - Format and Playback tabs
· Crop audio files
· Change the icon used to identify the audio file
· Control how the audio file plays during your presentation
· Record an audio file using PowerPoint
 

· Create, save, use, and apply slide masters
· Switch to Slide Master view and use the Slide Master tab
· Create and customize slide layouts
· Apply a global theme or background to a slide master
· Choose a style for your slide master
· Use, insert, modify, move, and delete placeholders
· Edit and update master slides
· Clear a master from a presentation
· Create, save, and apply handout and notes masters

        

   



 

3. Reviewing presentations                                           4. Creating advanced types of shows  

· Insert, edit, navigate, and delete comments
· Begin and end a review
· Review, accept, and reject changes
· Show and hide markup
· Use the reviewing pane
· Compare presentations


 

· Set monitor options
· Rehearse timings
· Use the Set Up Show dialog
· Choose show elements
· Record and play back a show
· Create, edit, present, and delete a custom show
· Hide individual slides
· Set narration options
· Record, edit, and play back narrations
· Broadcast slides
· Create a video from your slide show
· Create a show-only file
· Package your presentation for CD
· Download and install the PowerPoint Viewer