Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Part One Course Outline

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Part One

About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How To Use This Book

Lesson 1:
Getting Started with PowerPoint

What is PowerPoint?

About Slides

The Start Screen

The PowerPoint 2016 User Interface

The Ribbon

Contextual Tabs

Dialog Box Launchers

The Quick Access Toolbar

The Slides Pane

The Status Bar

The Backstage View

Activity 1-1

The Default PowerPoint Presentation

Text Placeholders


The AutoCorrect Feature

The Save Command

Activity 1-2

Using Tell Me

Accessing Advanced Help Options

Activity 1-3


Review Questions

Lesson 2:
Developing a PowerPoint Presentation


The Open Category in Backstage View

Activity 2-1

Insert a Slide Layout

Insert Slides from an Outline

Reuse Slides from a Presentation

Reuse Slides from a Slide Library

Duplicate Slides

Hide and Show Slides

Delete Slides

Activity 2-2

Slide Layout

Types of Slide Layouts

Slide Size


Theme Variants

Theme Components

Background Styles

The Format Background Task Pane

Activity 2-3

Text Boxes

Text Selection Methods

The Mini Toolbar

Cut, Copy, and Paste Options

The Clipboard

The Paste Special Command


The Live Preview Feature

Activity 2-4

Presentation Views

Color View Options

The Slide Show View

Slide Show Options

The Magnifier

The Slide Navigator

Presenter View

The Protected View

Work with Multiple Presentation Windows

Activity 2-5


Review Questions

Lesson 3:
Performing Advanced Text Editing

Character Formats

The Font Dialog Box

Create WordArt

Convert Text to SmartArt

The Format Painter

The Replace Fonts Option

Activity 3-1

Bulleted Lists

Numbered Lists

Horizontal Text Alignment

Vertical Text Alignment

The Format Shape Task Pane

The AutoFit Feature

Text Box Margins

Spacing Options

Formatting Text as Columns

Text Direction Options

Clearing Formatting from Text


Activity 3-2

Text Box Formatting Options

Shape Fills

Shape Outlines

The Eyedropper

Shape Effects

Set the Default Text Box

Activity 3-3


Review Questions

Lesson 4:
Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation

Local Pictures

Online Pictures

The Photo Album Feature

The Screenshot Tool

The Screen Recording Tool

Convert Pictures to SmartArt

Activity 4-1

Insert Shapes

The Drawing Tools – Format Contextual Tab

Resizing Shapes

Customize Shape Fill, Outline, and Effects

The Merge Shapes Feature

Edit Points

Set the Default Shape

Activity 4-2

Insert WordArt

Edit WordArt

Format WordArt

Activity 4-3


Review Questions

Lesson 5:
Modifying Objects in Your Presentation

Object Selection Methods

Image Cropping

The Picture Tools – Format Tab

The Remove Background Feature

Object Resizing Methods

Object Scaling Methods

Object Orientation Options

Image Compression Options

Changing the Picture

Resetting the Picture

Activity 5-1

The Format Picture Task Pane

The Set Transparent Color Option

Picture Formatting Options

Activity 5-2

The Grouping Feature

Activity 5-3

Alignment Commands

Object Order

Guides and Gridlines

Activity 5-4

Built-In Animation Effects

The Animation Painter Feature

Activity 5-5


Review Questions

Lesson 6:
Adding Tables to Your Presentation


Table Creation Options

Table Navigation Methods

Add and Delete Rows and Columns

Resize Rows, Columns, and Tables

Merge and Split Cells

Distribute and Arrange Rows and Columns

Align Tables

Activity 6-1

The Table Tools Contextual Tabs

Table Styles

Table Fill and Border Options

Activity 6-2

Linking vs. Embedding

The Insert Object Dialog Box

Insert Microsoft Excel Worksheets into PowerPoint

Activity 6-3


Review Questions

Lesson 7:
Adding Charts to Your Presentation


Insert a Chart and Add Data

Edit Chart Data

Chart Types

Activity 7-1

The Chart Tools Contextual Tabs

The Chart Tools – Design Tab

The Chart Tools – Format Tab

Quick Chart Commands

Change the Chart Type

Change the Chart Layout

Change the Chart Style

Change the Chart Color

Activity 7-2

Select and Format Chart Elements

Arrange Chart Elements

Specify a Precise Position for the Chart

Resize Chart Elements

Apply Effects to a Chart

Apply Quick Styles to Shapes

Apply a Border

Activity 7-3

Create a Chart with Microsoft Excel Data

Activity 7-4


Review Questions

Lesson 8:
Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation

AutoCorrect Feature Options

The Spell Checker Feature

The Insights Pane

The Thesaurus

Checking Compatibility

Checking Accessibility

Activity 8-1


Apply Transitions

Set Effect Options

Customize Transition Timing

Add a Sound

Preview Transitions

Activity 8-2

The Print Command

Printing Selected Slides

Full Page Slides



Notes Pages

Activity 8-3

Presentation Options

PowerPoint Presentation File Formats

Activity 8-4


Review Questions

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson Lab 2-3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson Lab 6-2

Lesson Lab 7-1

Lesson Lab 7-2

Lesson Lab 8-1

Lesson Lab 8-2


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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