Microsoft PowerPoint – Beginners

Date & Time

9 Nov 09:00 - 13:00


GTA University

Course Summary

The PowerPoint introductory level course will give you a good working knowledge of the PowerPoint basics. On completion, you will be far more confident in your ability to pull presentation pages together, whether previously created or new content slides, whilst understanding how to keep the style and colouring consistent.


Getting Started with PowerPoint

  • Exploring the screen layout
  • Help options
  • Tab and groups
  • Customising quick access toolbar
  • Closing and opening presentations

Building New Presentations

  • Creating new presentations
  • Saving presentations
  • Working in the outline mode
  • Using slide sorter
  • Rearranging and deleting slides
  • Using slides from other presentations

Formatting and Proofing

  • Moving and copying text
  • Formatting text: effects; fonts and spacing
  • Setting tabs and alignment
  • Using the spelling checker and AutoCorrect
  • Using templates and themes

Working with Text in Objects

  • Drawing objects
  • Using AutoShapes
  • Enhancing objects
  • Using drawing tools

Using Tables and Charts

  • Working with tables
  • Creating and enhancing charts and graphs

Viewing and Printing Your Presentation

  • Adding speaker notes and footers
  • Running presentations
  • Different ways of printing presentations

Tutor Profile

Jacqui Ward is the proprietor and trainer of JW Training, specialising in providing Microsoft application training and business consultancy.

Jacqui is a qualified PRINCE 2 Project Manager and freelance computer software trainer with over 25 years’ experience both in Guernsey and the UK. She has delivered packaged and bespoke training on a corporate, group or one-to-one basis for a variety of major financial companies, the States of Guernsey, Guernsey Electricity and quarterly Excel sessions for the GTA to name just a few.

In previous roles, Jacqui has worked as both a marketing director for an international merchant bank and as an IT business solutions manager. Delegate feedback is consistently high, emphasising Jacqui’s ability to draw on her vast experience to deliver training which is targeted on user requirements in her relaxed, friendly and focused style.