Course 50129: Learn Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 Step by Step, Level 1

Audience(s):information workers
Technology:Microsoft PowerPoint
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:1 day

First published:

February 2, 2009
About this course This one-day instructor-led course provides students with an overview of the features and functions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Audience profile This course is intended for novice information workers who want to learn beginning-level PowerPoint 2007 skills. At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Work in the PowerPoint environment.
  • Open, move around in, and close a presentation.
  • Display different views of a presentation.
  • Save a presentation.
  • Quickly create a presentation.
  • Create a presentation based on a ready-made design.
  • Convert an outline to a presentation.
  • Reuse existing slides.
  • Create a photo album.
  • Enter text.
  • Edit text.
  • Add and manipulate text boxes.
  • Correct and size text while typing.
  • Check spelling and choose the best words.
  • Find and replace text and fonts.
  • Change the size, alignment, spacing, and look of text.
  • Change the layout of a slide.
  • Rearrange slides in a presentation.
  • Apply a theme.
  • Switch to a different color scheme.
  • Use colors that are not part of the scheme.
  • Add shading and texture to the background of a slide.
  • Insert and modify clip art images.
  • Preview and printing a presentation.
  • Finalize a presentation.
  • Show a presentation.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to PowerPoint 2007This module explains how to work with presentations, including how to open, view, save, and close them.Lessons
  • Working in the PowerPoint Environment
  • Opening, Moving Around in, and Closing a Presentation
  • Displaying Different Views of a Presentation
  • Saving a Presentation
Lab : Introduction to PowerPoint 2007
  • Explore the interface.
  • Explore ways to move around in a presentation.
  • Explore different views.
  • Save a new presentation in a new folder and an existing presentation in an existing folder.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Give commands, and open and close presentations.
  • Move among slides and to specific slides in a presentation.
  • Look at presentations in different ways.
  • Save presentations.
Module 2: New PresentationsThis module explains how to create presentations from templates, convert outlines to presentations, reuse existing slides, and create photo albums.Lessons
  • Quickly Creating a Presentation
  • Creating a Presentation Based on a Ready-Made Design
  • Converting an Outline to a Presentation
  • Reusing Existing Slides
  • Creating a Photo Album
Lab : New Presentations
  • Create a presentation based on a presentation template.
  • Create a presentation based on a design template, and add and delete slides.
  • Import an outline as a presentation.
  • Import slides from an existing presentation.
  • Display photos in a photo album.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create presentations from different kinds of templates.
  • Reuse outlines from other programs and reuse slides from other presentations.
  • Import photos to create a photo album.
Module 3: Slide TextThis module explains how to enter and edit text; add and manipulate text boxes; check spelling and use the Thesaurus; find and replace text and fonts; and change the size, alignment, spacing, and look of text.Lessons
  • Entering Text
  • Editing Text
  • Adding and Manipulating Text Boxes
  • Correcting and Sizing Text While Typing
  • Checking Spelling and Choosing the Best Words
  • Finding and Replacing Text and Fonts
  • Changing the Size, Alignment, Spacing, and Look of Text
Lab : Slide Text
  • Enter text in layout placeholders.
  • Edit slide text.
  • Create, size, position, and format text boxes.
  • Explore AutoCorrect and AutoFit
  • Correct misspellings, and substitute a word.
  • Replace a word and a font, and hide an object.
  • Resize placeholders, and apply paragraph and character formatting.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Enter and edit text.
  • Create and manipulate text boxes.
  • Use AutoCorrect and AutoFit.
  • Correct spelling errors and find the right word to use.
  • Find and replace text and fonts.
  • Resize placeholders, and use paragraph and character formatting to enhance text.
Module 4: Slide Layout and OrderThis module explains how change the layout of slides and rearrange slides in a presentation.Lessons
  • Changing the Layout of a Slide
  • Rearranging Slides in a Presentation
Lab : Slide Layout and Order
  • Switch to a different layout, adjust it, and revert to the default layout.
  • Arrange slides in a presentation.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Change to a different slide layout.
  • Change slide order in a presentation.
Module 5: Visual EnhancementsThis module explains how to apply themes to presentations, change the color scheme or create a custom color scheme, change the color of specific elements, add backgrounds to presentations, and insert and customize clip art.Lessons
  • Applying a Theme
  • Switching to a Different Color Scheme
  • Using Colors That Are Not Part of the Scheme
  • Adding Shading and Texture to the Background of a Slide
  • Inserting and Modifying Clip Art Images
Lab : Visual Enhancements
  • Switch to a different theme.
  • Switch to a different color scheme, and create a custom color scheme.
  • Change the color of specific elements.
  • Add background shading and texture.
  • Insert and customize a clip art image.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Change the theme applied to a presentation.
  • Change a color scheme or create a custom color scheme.
  • Change the color of a specific element.
  • Change the slide background.
  • Add a clip art image to a slide.
Module 6: Lights, Projector, Action!This module explains how to preview and print a presentation, how to ensure that a presentation contains no inappropriate information before marking it as final, and how to present a presentation.Lessons
  • Previewing and Printing a Presentation
  • Finalizing a Presentation
  • Showing a Presentation
Lab : Lights, Projector, Action!
  • Prepare a presentation for printing, and then print it.
  • "Scrub" a presentation, and mark it as final.
  • Deliver a presentation, and mark up slides.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Check a presentation's layout in Print Preview, and then print it.
  • Finalize a presentation before distributing it.
  • Show a presentation and reinforce specific topics by marking up slides.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills.
  • Basic file-management skills. The student should know how to navigate to folders and files on a computer running Windows Vista.

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