Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Standard


This session aims to give you a comprehensive introduction to creating and editing presentation slides in PowerPoint, creating templates and delivering effective presentations.

What you will learn

1. Basics
Aims To introduce the basic features of PowerPoint, to enable you to edit and display an existing presentation, and adjust your PowerPoint workspace.

On completion of this module you should be able to

• Understand ribbon, tabs and groups

• Open existing presentations

• Create and save a presentation

• Add and edit slides

• Understand PowerPoint views

• Use help

2. Presentation style and slide content
Aims: This session aims to develop the use of design templates and themes, and give an overview of the many types of content you can include in your slides.

On completing this module you should be able to

• Use themes and adjust colour schemes

• Format slides

• Add text in bullets and boxes

• Draw graphics

• Insert objects

• Create slides from outlines 

3. Creating a template
Aims: The aim of this session is understand the steps required to make a useful presentation template.

On completing this module you should be able to

• Create a Slide Master

• Create a Notes Master

• Create and use a template

4. Effects
Aims: This session aims to develop an understanding of the effects which can be used to enhance a presentation, and the potential dangers of using them.

On completing this module you should be able to

 • Use slide transitions

• Use animation within slides

• Save your presentation for ease of delivery

5. Finishing Touches
Aims: To help you prepare and present your show effectively, whether in person or remotely.

On completing this module you should be able to

• Prepare your slide show file and launch the show

• Use different methods of slide progression

• Navigate to any slide

• Print appropriate handouts

• Prepare your presentation for sharing

Further information

Nicholson Solutions
Nicholson Solutions
1 Day
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Westhill

Contact Information

Nicholson Solutions

Westhill Business Centre
Arnhall Business Park
AB32 6UF