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PowerPoint Beginner 2013 Course

(4.83 out of 5) 116 Student Reviews

About the Course

Delivered over one day, this PowerPoint 2013 beginner course takes participants through a series of practical exercises which develop the basic skills and understanding of presentation creation. Topics include slideshow navigation, making basic presentations with text, applying themes and developing graphical elements using drawing tools and SmartArt. Participants will also learn how to enliven presentations with transitions and hyperlinks, as well as print preparation. During this course, learners use real-world topics to develop their skills and knowledge to create PowerPoint presentations.

Who should do this course?

The PowerPoint Beginner 2013 course targets people who need to create presentations from scratch. You will learn to create and design colourful, informative presentations which are print and presenter-ready.


Participant requires an understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system, and need to have the general mouse and keyboard skills. No prior knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint is necessary.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    18 Jan 18 Thu
    12 Feb 18 Mon
    12 Mar 18 Mon
    12 Apr 18 Thu
    07 May 18 Mon
    07 Jun 18 Thu
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    15 Jan 18 Mon
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    15 Mar 18 Thu
    09 Apr 18 Mon
    10 May 18 Thu
    04 Jun 18 Mon
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    24 Jan 18 Wed
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    19 Apr 18 Thu
    28 May 18 Mon
    12 Jul 18 Thu
    20 Aug 18 Mon
  • Adelaide Class Dates

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    29 Jan 18 Mon
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    07 Jun 18 Thu
    16 Jul 18 Mon
    30 Aug 18 Thu
  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Getting To Know PowerPoint

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  • Starting PowerPoint
  • The PowerPoint Screen
  • How Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Works
  • Using The Ribbon
  • Using Ribbon KeyTips
  • Minimising The Ribbon
  • Understanding Backstage View
  • Accessing Backstage View
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands To The QAT
  • Understanding The Status Bar
  • Customising The Status Bar
  • Exiting Safely From PowerPoint

Unit 2: Working With Presentations

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  • Opening A Presentation
  • Switching Between Open Presentations
  • Understanding PowerPoint Views
  • Changing Presentation Views
  • Navigating A Presentation
  • Using The Zoom Tool
  • Closing A Presentation
  • Opening A Recent Presentation

Unit 3: Creating A Presentation

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  • Planning A Presentation
  • Presentation Methods And Hardware
  • Designing A Presentation
  • Creating A Blank Presentation
  • Creating A Presentation Based On A Template
  • Creating A Presentation Based On A Theme
  • Typing Text Into The Outline Pane
  • Saving A Presentation
  • Inserting Slides And Text
  • Previewing A Slide Show

Unit 4: Slide Layouts

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  • Understanding Slide Layouts
  • Inserting A Title Slide
  • Inserting A Title And Content Slide
  • Inserting A Section Header Slide
  • Inserting A Table
  • Inserting A Picture With Caption Slide
  • Inserting A Chart
  • Applying A Different Layout To A Slide

Unit 5: SmartArt

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  • Understanding SmartArt
  • Inserting A SmartArt Graphic
  • Inserting Text
  • Adding Shapes Below
  • Adding Shapes Above
  • Adding Shapes Before And After
  • Adding An Assistant
  • Promoting And Demoting Shapes
  • Switching SmartArt Right To Left
  • Resizing SmartArt
  • Changing The SmartArt Layout
  • Applying A Colour Scheme
  • Applying A SmartArt Style
  • Deleting SmartArt Shapes

Unit 6: Shapes

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  • Drawing Shapes
  • Editing Shapes
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Positioning Shapes
  • Arranging Shapes
  • Combining Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Copying Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Inserting And Formatting Text
  • Connecting Shapes
  • Grouping Shapes
  • Rotating Shapes

Unit 7: Slide Show Navigation

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  • Using Slide Sorter View
  • Reusing Slides
  • Adding Sections
  • Adding Notes To Your Slides
  • Slide Numbers
  • About Hyperlinks
  • Creating An Internal Hyperlink
  • Creating A Hyperlink To Another Presentation
  • Creating A Hyperlink To Another Application
  • Keyboard Shortcuts For Navigating Slide Shows
  • Presenting A Slide Show

Unit 8: Printing

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  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing Slides
  • Printing Slides
  • Printing Handouts
  • Printing Notes Pages
  • Printing The Outline

Unit 9: Getting Help

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  • Understanding Help
  • Accessing Help
  • Browsing For Help
  • Navigating Help
  • Using The Table Of Contents
  • Searching Using Keywords
  • Disconnecting Online Help
  • Printing A Help Topic
  • Working With Screen Tips
  • Using Dialog Box Help
  • Other Sources Of Help

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Lauren W [ 23 October, 2017 ]
Sean is great, very friendly with a great sense of humor. He runs through things efficiently and is very helpful if you have any questions.
(5.00 out of 5) Shona C [ 18 September, 2017 ]
This course was able to teach a few extra tricks that I was unaware of. The instructor was fantastic and was really helpful .
(5.00 out of 5) Monique [ 06 July, 2017 ]
Great course and instructor, learned really good tips that i can use in my job! i would highly recommend this course to other peers.
(4.80 out of 5) Barbara N [ 06 July, 2017 ]
Learnt things that I didn't know I could do and it will help me start producing PowerPoint presentation. Very good and so was Daniel.

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