PowerPoint 2007 Essentials

PowerPoint is the world’s premier presentation software. You can use PowerPoint to create and edit slides, and then to run the slide show while you deliver your presentation. Slides can have a variety of information on them, and you can add interest to your slides using formatting and animation.
Microsoft’s PowerPoint 2007 uses the new ribbon interface, and offers significant improvement to its graphical capability. They will get a chance to practice some of the basic features right on a computer. Taking the time to learn about the features of PowerPoint 2007 will increase their presentation skills.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
• Icebreaker
• Housekeeping Items
• The Parking Lot
• Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Opening and Closing PowerPoint
• Opening PowerPoint
• Understanding the Interface
• Creating a Blank Presentation
• Closing PowerPoint

Module Three: Working with Presentations
• Creating a Presentation from a Template
• Saving Files
• Opening Files
• Closing Files

Module Four: Your First Presentation
• Adding Text to a Slide
• Adding a Slide
• Adding Text to the Content Placeholder
• Using the Slides Tab
• Checking Your Spelling

Module Five: Formatting Text
• Changing Font Face and Size
• Changing the Font Color
• Changing Character Spacing
• Adding Font Enhancements
• Clearing Formatting
• Using the Font Dialog

Module Six: Formatting Paragraphs
• Modifying Bullets and Numbering
• Changing Alignment
• Adjusting the Indent
• Using Tabs
• Changing Line Spacing

Module Seven: Working with Text
• Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
• Using the Outline Tab
• Using Undo and Redo
• Finding and Replacing Text

Module Eight: Advanced Formatting Tasks
• Using the Format Painter
• Changing the Slide Background
• Applying a Theme
• Changing the Color Scheme
• Changing the Slide Layout

Module Nine: Customizing Slide Elements
• Adding a Header or Footer
• Applying a Standard Animation
• Creating a Custom Animation
• Adding a Slide Transition
• Setting Slide Advance Options

Module Ten: Setting up Your Slide Show
• Using the Set Up Show Dialog
• Recording a Narration
• Timing your Show
• Hiding Slides

Module Eleven: Showtime!
• Our Top Five PowerPoint Tips
• Starting a Show
• Navigating through the Show
• Changing Your Pointer
• Switching to a Blank Screen

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
• Words from the Wise
• Review of Parking Lot
• Lessons Learned
• Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations