PowerPoint I Basics

Computer ClassesLibrary Express

PowerPoint I Basics

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations.

Instructor: M. Rivera
Library Express
1990 K Street, NW
Computer Lab - Room 102

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

You will learn to:
  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window
  • Create a simple slide presentation using the installed themes and design templates
  • Identify and engage the three working panes of the PowerPoint environment
  • Insert additional slides and delete unwanted slides
  • Edit and customize each slide and insert online pictures, SmartArt, video, charts and and links
  • Apply "bells & whistles," e.g. sound effects, slide transitions, animations
  • Rehearse timings to produce a self-propelled slide show
  • Activate the slide show presentation
  • Save the presentation as a slide show (.ppsx) and as a presentation (.pptx)
Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.