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PowerPoint Beginner 2013 Course

(4.84 out of 5) 136 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

  • $385 incl GST
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Beginners
  • Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx.
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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

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    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

  • 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

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Unit 2: Working With Presentations

  • 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

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Unit 3: Creating A Presentation

  • 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

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Unit 4: Slide Layouts

  • 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

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Unit 5: SmartArt

  • 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

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Unit 6: Shapes

  • 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

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Unit 7: Slide Show Navigation

  • 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

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Unit 8: Printing

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

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Unit 9: Getting Help

  • 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

(4.50 out of 5) Breannah H [ 26 August, 2019 ]
The course was presented very clearly and Cress was interactive. She took her time to ensure everyone was up to speed and provided extra attention if required. Personally i surprised myself with how much i did know prior to this course therefore found myself working through it very quickly. I will do an intermediate class next time around.
(5.00 out of 5) Heather M [ 29 July, 2019 ]
Great teacher as could be a very long and boring subject which he made easy to listen to. great coverage over all the shortcuts and basic knowledge to get through making a presentation.
(4.60 out of 5) Irene L [ 29 July, 2019 ]
Very informative course - sharing notes and ideas was very useful. Andrew did an amazing job going through each section and explaining each section. The course was enjoyable and made learning a lot easier. Thank you
(5.00 out of 5) Lisa S [ 27 August, 2018 ]
Cressida was amazing, her explanations were really comprehensive and her ease of relating to our individual needs was great. Extremely efficient arrival, start of the course and timing was great.

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