Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials



Our Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials program is designed for students who wish to advance their computer skills by learning to work with Microsoft PowerPoint. The course is aimed at those who have no or limited experience with PowerPoint, and incorporates good design principles.

Course facilitators are knowledgeable in all levels of PowerPoint and use the software on a daily basis. You will receive hands-on training by our patient, experienced facilitators and easy to read printed courseware for future reference.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.


Included Topics

Navigating PowerPoint

  • Basic PowerPoint concepts and uses
  • Ribbon, Status Bar and Quick Access toolbar
  • Create and Save a Slideshow
  • Slide Sorter
  • Views

Edit and Format a Presentation

  • Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Use Fonts, Colours, and Sizing
  • Text Alignment
  • Text and Line Spacing

Avoiding ‘Death by PowerPoint’

  • Design Principles
  • Effective Presentations
  • Run a Slideshow

Special Effects and Features

  • Transitions
  • Animation
  • Sounds
  • Tables and Charts
  • Slide Master
  • Headers and Footers
  • Hyperlinks

Images, Graphics, and Illustrations

  • How to Add
  • How to Move and Align
  • How to Rotate and Flip
  • How to Apply Transparency

Printing Slides, Handouts and Notes

  • Print Preview
  • Page Orientation
  • Margins
  • Print
  • PDF

Using Help

  • Online Help
  • Smart Lookup
  • Tell Me


Make It Happen

Dedicated corporate classes may be scheduled, and these may be delivered onsite depending on availability of computers at the client’s premises, or in our training rooms using the student laptops at TMT. Please speak to our friendly staff regarding onsite delivery.




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