Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 - Level 1

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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.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations by using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010.

At Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 
  • explore the PowerPoint 2010 interface and familiarize yourself with the interface. 
  • create a presentation.
  • format text on slides.
  • add graphical objects to a presentation.
  • modify graphical objects on slides.
  • work with tables in a presentation.
  • import charts to a presentation.
  • prepare to deliver a presentation.


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. 

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Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the User Interface 
Topic 1B: View a Presentation 
Topic 1C: Save a Presentation 
Topic 1D: Use Microsoft PowerPoint Help 

Lesson 2: Creating a Basic Presentation

Topic 2A: Initiate a Presentation 
Topic 2B: Enter Text 
Topic 2C: Arrange Text 
Topic 2D: Format Text Placeholders 
Topic 2E: Add Slides to a Presentation 
Topic 2F: Arrange Slides 
Topic 2G: Work with Themes 

Lesson 3: Formatting Text on Slides

Topic 3A: Apply Character Formats 
Topic 3B: Format Paragraphs 

Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation

Topic 4A: Insert Images into a Presentation 
Topic 4B: Add Shapes 
Topic 4C: Add Visual Styles to Text in a Presentation 

Lesson 5: Modifying Graphical Objects in Presentations

Topic 5A: Edit Graphical Objects on a Slide 
Topic 5B: Format Graphical Objects on a Slide 
Topic 5C: Group Graphical Objects on a Slide 
Topic 5D: Arrange Graphical Objects on a Slide 
Topic 5E: Apply an Animation Effect to a Graphical Object 

Lesson 6: Working with Tables

Topic 6A: Insert a Table in a Slide 
Topic 6B: Format Tables 
Topic 6C: Import Tables from Other Office Applications 

Lesson 7: Working with Charts

Topic 7A: Insert Charts in a Slide 
Topic 7B: Modify a Chart 
Topic 7C: Import Charts from Other Office Applications 

Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation

Topic 8A: Review the Content in a Presentation 
Topic 8B: Divide a Presentation into Sections 
Topic 8C: Add Transitions 
Topic 8D: Add Speaker Notes 
Topic 8E: Print a Presentation 
Topic 8F: Deliver a Presentation 



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