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Introduction to PowerPoint

Program Date & Time:
July 9, 2024 | 9:30am-1:45pm
  • In-person
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Registration Deadline:
7/8/24 11:59 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
7/8/24 11:59 PM
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For newcomers diving into Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, getting acquainted with its interface is fundamental. We'll start by identifying key components like the Ribbon, which acts as our control center, housing essential tabs and tools for crafting presentations. We'll also explore elements like the Status Bar and Backstage View, which play crucial roles in managing and customizing our projects. When embarking on a presentation, we'll learn to sketch out our slides, laying a solid foundation for content organization and flow. Exploring the creation of PowerPoint templates involves locating the Slide Master and Layout Masters, pivotal for maintaining consistent branding and design. We'll delve into the significance of color patterns in themes and discover how to personalize templates by tweaking background colors, fonts, and placeholders. Making distinctions between templates and themes and knowing when to use views like Slide Master and Handouts Master enhances our understanding of PowerPoint's versatility. We'll also dive into practical skills like creating smooth transitions between slides and seamlessly integrating Excel data using OLE. Lastly, we'll learn the important considerations when presenting a PowerPoint slide presentation to a group. This introductory course sets the stage for confident and proficient PowerPoint usage.

Keywords: PowerPoint


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the PowerPoint Ribbon and the most important tabs/toolbars with icons to use.
  • Identify the 5 General Steps for creating a PowerPoint Presentation template.
  • Identify the appropriate steps for beginning the template design phase of PowerPoint.
  • Identify where a template's Slide Master and Layout Masters are located.
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Credits Available
  • All participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.4 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Locations/Participation Options
  • Location:
    Florence , SC Details

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
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