Microsoft Powerpoint Essentials


Prior knowledge and skills to:

  • Communication skills at least at General Education and Training(GET) Level
  • Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF level 1
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF level 1)
  • Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations. (ID 116933 - NQF level 1). 3)




Presentation Principles

Presentation Principles
What is a Presentation application programme
Examples of presentations

Starting with PowerPoint

Starting the Microsoft PowerPoint Program
Understanding the Screen
PowerPoint terminology
Entering data
Inserting slides
Changing views
Changing the Zoom

Working with File commands

Saving a presentation
Closing a presentation
Opening an existing presentation
Starting a new presentation
Saving changes to a presentation
Saving a presentation with a Different Name
Saving as a different file format
Deleting a PowerPoint presentation file

Working with text

Deleting text
Cut, Copy and Paste
Using the Clipboard
Find and replace text
Checking spelling as you type
Working with the spelling command
Correct automatically while entering
Using Smart Lookup
Entering text using the outline view

Formatting Text

Moving, Resizing and Deleting Graphics
Using the Adjust tools
Changing text fonts, sizes, styles and colours

Graphics and Drawings

Working with Graphics
Inserting Pictures
Moving, Resizing and Deleting Graphics
Using the Adjust tools
Using the Picture Styles commands
Using the Picture Size commands
Using the Picture Arrange commands
Working with Shapes
Using the Drawing tools
Adding Word Art
Using the Word Art tools
Text Alignment
Line Spacing
Bullets and Numbering

Formatting Slides

Changing the slide layout
Working with slide themes
Changing the background colour

Working with Tables

Creating a Table
Drawing a Table
Changing column width or row height
Inserting or deleting rows or columns
Merging and splitting cells
Formatting a Table

Working with Charts

What is a Chart
Chart Terminology
Creating Charts
Entering and editing chart data
Resizing or Moving the Chart
Formatting a Chart
Adding Charts Elements
Selecting chart elements for formatting

Preview and Print

Printing a Presentation
Presentation Set Up
Headers and footers
Speaker Notes
Working in the Slide Sorter View
Working with multiple presentations
Transition Effects

Preparation and Presenting

Viewing the slide show
Swap Presenter view
Presentation tools
Hints for running a slide show
Inserting Pictures

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Course Details

Unit Standard: 

116933 ;117923

NQF Level: 

Level 1
Level 2



Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Course Duration: 

1 Day


R1400 Excluding VAT