Microsoft PowerPoint Refresher

Versions: 2010/2013/2016

On-site training

These courses take place at your company premises


This course is for people who already use PowerPoint in earlier versions (such as 2003) or are self-taught in PowerPoint and need to work smarter in later versions of PowerPoint (2010/2013). 


1 Day

NQF level 1 and 2


The aim of this course is to give the user tools to create professional presentations.


They should have Prior knowledge and skills to: 

  • Read, write, communicate and comprehend at least at GET level. 
  • Operate a personal computer system. 
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment. (PC’s and Windows Essentials)

Module 1:Introduction

  • Starting a new blank presentation
  • Using the PowerPoint 2010 screen
  • Using a template to create presentations
  • To create a new blank PowerPoint presentation:
  • Inserting slides
  • Changing views
  • Working in the Outline view

Module 2: Using text in a presentation 

  • Adding Text into the presentation
  • Deleting Text
  • Cut, Copy and Paste 
  • Making use of the Clipboard
  • Using Find and Replace for text
  • Using Spell Check as you type
  • Using Autocorrect
  • Using Outline view to create a presentation

Module 3: Formatting text in a presentation 

  • Using the Ribbon bar to change text fonts, sizes, styles and colours 
  • Setting Text Alignment 
  • Changing Line Spacing 
  • Adding and Changing Bullets and Numbering 

Module 4: Formatting slides 

  • Changing slide layouts 
  • Working with slide themes 
  • Changing the background colour 

Module 5: Creating tables in a slide

  • Working with Tables
  • Creating a table
  • Drawing a table
  • Inserting or deleting rows or columns
  • Changing column width or row height
  • Formatting a table
  • Merging and splitting cells

Module 6: Creating Charts

  • Creating charts
  • Entering chart data
  • Editing chart data
  • Resizing or moving the chart
  • Selecting the chart and chart elements for formatting
  • Changing the chart type
  • Switching rows and columns
  • Chart design layouts and styles
  • Setting chart layout options
  • Setting analysis layout options
  • To display analysis layout options
  • Formatting chart elements

Module7: Using Microsoft

  • Copy an Excel chart to a PowerPoint slide
  • Copy Excel data to a PowerPoint slide
  • Using a Word outline to create a presentation

Module 8: Graphics and Drawings

  • Working with graphics
  • Inserting ClipArt
  • Moving, resizing and deleting graphics
  • Inserting pictures
  • Using the picture tools
  • Working with Shapes
  • Using the drawing tools
  • Snap to grid
  • Adding Word Art
  • Using the Word Art tools
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Copying object formatting
  • Adding connector lines

Module 9: Working with Smart Art

  • What is SmartArt
  • Creating SmartArt graphics
  • Working with the SmartArt text pane
  • Changing the SmartArt direction
  • Changing the SmartArt type and layout
  • Changing the SmartArt styles and colour
  • Changing the shape of SmartArt objects

Module 10: Working Slide Masters

  • Working with Slide Masters
  • To view masters
  • Modify a slide master
  • Multiple masters

Module 11: Using Animations and Transition Effects

  • Animations effects and transitions
  • Working in the Slide Sorter View
  • Transition Effects
  • In the Slide Sorter view:
  • Applying Custom Animation
  • Working with effect options

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