Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Introduction course

Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 IntroductionInstructor-led PowerPoint Introduction course outline


Intended audience:

1 day

Anyone who wants to use PowerPoint or anyone who wants to cover the basics for this version


To familiarise delegates with the PowerPoint 2010 interface and demonstrate using the software by worked examples


By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Understand the PowerPoint 2010 interface
  • Be able to add and manipulate slides
  • Be familiar with formatting text and slides
  • Be able to create a basic presentation from scratch
  • Understand how to print, preview and select slides for printing


The ability to use the keyboard and mouse in a Windows environment


PowerPoint has the ability to surprise, especially for anyone who has used an older version. The sheer scale of the graphical capabilities can be a shock, and the slick transitions and cutting-edge animation effects in PowerPoint 2013 is mesmerizing the first time you see them.

Get started with PowerPoint

Working around the screen

Slides and Placeholders

Using different views

Creating a presentation

Creating a new presentation

Inserting new slides

Selecting and changing slide layout

Adding text to placeholders


Methods of selecting

Formatting text

Formatting slides

Applying and changing bullets


Adding and manipulating shapes

Grouping and ungrouping

Alignment and distribution

Fill and outline formatting

Ordering of shapes

Charts & Tables

Creating tables

Inserting/deleting rows and columns

Formatting text within a table

Inserting charts

Changing chart types

Editing chart data

SmartArt Graphics

Inserting SmartArt

Inserting Organisation Charts

Word Art

Slide Masters

Viewing Masters

Editing the Slide Master

Applying background

Applying graphics to all slides

Animations & Transitions

Inserting animations

Animation effects

Adding transitions

Previewing transitions

Creating slide shows

Running slide shows

Automatic slide shows

Slide Show Setup


Creating and printing speaker notes

Printing handouts

Printing Slides

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