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Microsoft PowerPoint Training Course Toronto (Introduction)

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Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2


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Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction (1 Day Course)

Upcoming Dates: May 8, 2019 | Check for more dates >

Location: Downtown Toronto, Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some Avantix Learning courses may be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location).

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Learning Path: Level 1

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training

Custom training: Available on request. Contact us to arrange a date.

This hands-on course is designed for those new to PowerPoint who want to create professional-looking presentations. Students will learn to use the different PowerPoint views to create presentations using various themes, slide layouts and formatting strategies. Graphics and photos will be imported and manipulated to add interest. Students will also add drawing objects and charts to slides and will apply animations and transitions. Preparing and previewing a presentation will be included as well as running a slide show. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Course details

Duration: 1 day (9 am - 4 pm)

Course Fee: $245 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $295 CDN person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)

Student working on Excel with chart.

Key topics

Topics include:

Working in the Microsoft PowerPoint Environment

  • Using the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Working with the different views in PowerPoint including Normal, Slide Sorter and Slide Show
  • Using different slide layouts
  • Entering in the outline
  • Navigating in a presentation
  • Selecting text and moving quickly through a presentation
  • Zooming in and zooming out quickly and easily

Creating and Editing a Presentation

  • Creating a new PowerPoint presentation using a theme
  • Making changes in the different views
  • Saving a PowerPoint presentation

Formatting a Presentation

  • Applying different themes to quickly change formatting
  • Applying different character formatting to specific text
  • Making global changes to font, size and bullets by editing the slider master or layouts

Working with Images

  • Inserting pictures on slides or masters
  • Resizing a picture using different strategies
  • Applying formatting to pictures
  • Tips and tricks for working with pictures

Drawing and Formatting Shapes

  • Inserting shapes such as rectangles, ovals and pre-defined shapes
  • Resizing a shape using different strategies
  • Applying fills and outlines to shapes
  • Using tricks to quickly format and copy shapes

Inserting Simple Charts

  • Adding a simple bar or column chart to a presentation
  • Formatting a chart
  • Changing the data source for a chart

Applying Animations and Transitions

  • Applying entrance animations to images and text
  • Adding transition effects between slides in a slide show

Running a Slide Show

  • Running a slide show that includes animations and transitions
  • Using various keyboard shortcuts to navigate in a slide show
  • Exiting a slide show


Who will benefit

This course has been designed for beginners who are just getting started with PowerPoint. No prior experience with PowerPoint is required.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Microsoft Office training series

Other courses in this series include:

Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers

Microsoft PowerPoint: Animations Bootcamp (Inbtermediate / Advanced Animation Techniques)

Microsoft Word: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Project: Introduction

Microsoft Access: Introduction


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About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom (ILC) courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Public courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


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