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PowerPoint Beginner 2010 Course

(4.80 out of 5) 323 Student Reviews

About the Course

The PowerPoint Beginner 2010 course is conducted over one day and is intended for people either getting started creating presentations or wanting more independence using the program. Learners will begin with the basics - navigation, shortcuts and creating presentations with text. Further skill development includes working with drawings and SmartArt, as well as transitions and hyperlinks. Students work through exercises based on real-life examples throughout the day, providing opportunities to absorb and practice the relevant skills and knowledge to create PowerPoint presentations.

Who should do this course?

This course is tailored to meet the needs of people new to PowerPoint 2010. Learners should be able to create, print and publish presentations independently by the end of the course.


Participants do not need any PowerPoint knowledge. However, a general understanding of computers and Windows, along with basic mouse and keyboard skills will ensure optimum learning.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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

    06 May 19 Mon
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    26 Aug 19 Mon
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    06 May 19 Mon
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    29 Jul 19 Mon
    29 Aug 19 Thu
    23 Sep 19 Mon
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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    16 May 19 Thu
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    08 Aug 19 Thu
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    28 Oct 19 Mon
    12 Dec 19 Thu
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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    13 May 19 Mon
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    28 Oct 19 Mon
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  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, 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

  • 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

(4.80 out of 5) Lisa [ 14 January, 2019 ]
Fantastic course with heaps of detail & many ways to save time. Andrew was a great presenter with a good flow.
(4.20 out of 5) Liezl R [ 22 November, 2018 ]
The course was very beneficial in gaining a good understanding of PowerPoint. The many examples really helped embed what had been covered.
(5.00 out of 5) Carmel M [ 15 March, 2018 ]
As i had no knowledge of Power Point it was very easy to follow with Ken. If something was not understood he took time to show and explain it.
(5.00 out of 5) Gayle Y [ 06 June, 2017 ]
I've never used powerpoint and this has been great and I'm already thinking of what I can do with it

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