Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Training

This Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.
Course Details


1 day


  • Experience in the following is required for this Microsoft PowerPoint class:
  • Familiarity with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard.
  • Comfortable in the Windows environment.
  • Ability to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Target Audience

Users who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint 2019.

Skills Gained

  • Start and end a PowerPoint session.
  • Edit a presentation.
  • Create different types of slides.
  • Use the Outline tab.
  • Add Clipart to a slide.
  • Format slides and use templates.
  • Use the Slide Sorter to reorganize a presentation.
  • Apply Tables and Charts to a presentation.
  • Print various components of a presentation.
  • Run a slide show.
Course Outline
  • Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
    • Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Normal View
    • Creating a Presentation
    • Saving a Document
    • Importing a File
    • The Status Bar
    • Closing a Presentation
  • The Ribbon
    • The Ribbon
    • Tabs
    • Groups
    • Commands
    • The Tell Me Tab
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
    • Adding Common Commands
    • Adding More Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    • Placement
  • The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    • Introduction to the Backstage View
    • Opening a Presentation
    • New Presentations and Presentation Templates
    • Presentation Properties
    • Adding Your Name to Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    • Selecting a Slide Layout
    • Adding Text
    • Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline
    • Editing Text
    • Formatting Text
    • Formatting Text as WordArt
    • Creating Bulletted and Numbered Lists
    • Ink Equation
    • Formatting Text Placeholders
    • Adding Slides to a Presenations
    • Arranging Slides
  • Working with Images
    • Adding Images to a Slide
    • Inserting a Picture
    • Inserting Icons
    • Inserting Clip Art
    • Capturing and Inserting a Screenshot
    • Editing an Image
    • Formatting Images
    • Creating Custom Color with the Eyedropper
    • Applying a Style and Cropping an Image
    • Arranging Images
    • Adding Shapes
    • Using Digital Ink
  • Working with Tables and Charts
    • Inserting a Table
    • Formatting Tables
    • Importing Tables from Exertal Sources
    • Inserting a Chart
    • Formatting a Chart
    • Importing Charts from Exertnal Sources
  • Finalizing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    • Checking Spelling
    • Accessing Differnt Views of a Presentation
    • Organizing a Presentation in Sections
    • Adding Transitions to Slides
    • Adding Speaker Notes
    • Running a Slide Show
    • Printing a Presentation