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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

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Course Overview

This Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize the presentation.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 or more experienced Word users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016 interface.

Learning Objectives

  • Start and end a PowerPoint session.
  • Edit a presentation.
  • Create different types of slides.
  • Use the Outline tab.
  • Add Clipart to a slide.
  • Format slides and use templates.
  • Use the Slide Sorter to reorganize a presentation.
  • Apply Tables and Charts to a presentation.
  • Print various components of a presentation.
  • Run a slide show.

Target Audiance

  • Corporate Professionals - Executives and managers seeking to enhance their presentation skills for business meetings and reports.
  • Educators - Teachers and lecturers looking to create more engaging and interactive presentations for their students.
  • Students - College and university students aiming to improve their presentation capabilities for academic projects and assignments.
  • Marketing Personnel - Marketers and sales professionals needing to develop compelling pitches and product presentations.

Schedule Dates

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
10 September 2024
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
10 December 2024
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10 March 2025
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
10 June 2025

Course Content

  • Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Normal View
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Saving a Document
  • Importing a File
  • The Status Bar
  • Closing a Presentation
  • Exercise: Creating a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

  • The Ribbon
  • Tabs
  • Groups
  • Commands
  • Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon

  • Adding Common Commands
  • Adding More Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
  • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
  • Placement
  • Exercise: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Introduction to the Backstage View
  • Opening a Presentation
  • Exercise: Opening a Presentation
  • New Presentation and Presentation Templates
  • Exercise: Creating an Agenda Using a Template
  • Presentation Properties
  • Adding Your Name to a Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Selecting a Slide Layout
  • Adding text
  • Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline
  • Editing Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Text as WordArt
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Formatting Text Placeholders
  • Adding Slides to a Presentation
  • Arranging Slides
  • Exercise: Formatting Text

  • Adding Images to a Slide
  • Inserting a Picture
  • Inserting Clip Art
  • Capturing and Inserting a Snapshot
  • Editing an Image
  • Formatting Images
  • Applying a Style and Cropping an Image
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Images
  • Arranging Images
  • Adding Shapes
  • Exercise: Working with Images and Shapes

  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting Tables
  • Importing Tables from External Sources
  • Exercise: Working with a Table
  • Inserting a Chart
  • Formatting a Chart
  • Importing Charts from External Sources
  • Exercise: Working with Charts


There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, basic computer literacy and familiarity with the Windows operating system are recommended.

This course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to create professional presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. It’s ideal for students, professionals, and anyone interested in enhancing their presentation skills.

The course covers a range of topics including the PowerPoint interface, creating and formatting slides, adding multimedia elements, using templates and themes, and presenting and sharing your presentation.

The course duration is typically 2 days, with classes held from 9 AM to 5 PM. However, schedules may vary, so it’s best to check with the training center for specific dates and times.

Yes, participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, recognizing their new skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.

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