PowerPoint Basics

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint.

"Walk-In Access Only" means that seats will be filled on a first-come, space available basis. We thank you, in advance, for your patience and for your flexibility.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan

901 G St. N.W., Room #311
Washington, DC 20001

Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Required Skills
The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate.

Note: Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your e-mail account.

Class Objectives
You will be able to:

Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window

Create a simple slide presentation using design templates

Identify and engage the three working panes of the PowerPoint environment, i.e., outline pane, slide pane, notes pane

Edit and customize each slide, by engaging PowerPoint's "bells and whistles," e.g. custom animations, transition effects, sound, and insertion of graphics and links

Insert additional slides

Delete unwanted slides

Activate the slide show presentation

Save the presentation as a slide show (.pps) and as a presentation (.ppt)