Microsoft PowerPoint: Design Concepts

It's hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people's attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience's focus when you're asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2016 can help you do. Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today's audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint 2016, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint 2016 to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

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Upon completing this course, you will be able to create and deliver engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of your message through the use of text, graphics, and animations.

You will:

  • Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint 2016.
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Perform advanced text editing operations.
  • Add graphical elements to your presentation.
  • Modify objects in your presentation.
  • Add tables to your presentation.
  • Add charts to your presentation.
  • Prepare to deliver your presentation.


This course is designed for students who wish to gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.


To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.


Lesson 1: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation

Topic A: Insert Images

- Pictures

- The Online Pictures Command

- The Screenshot Tool

- The Photo Album Feature

- How to Insert Images into a Presentation

- Inserting Images into a Presentation

Topic B: Insert Shapes

- Shapes

- The Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab

- Shape Styles

- How to Insert Shapes

- Custom Shapes

- The Merge Shapes Feature

- The Edit Points Tool

- How to Create Custom Shapes

- Inserting Shapes


Lesson 2: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation

Topic A: Edit Objects

- Object Selection Methods

- How to Select Objects

- The Crop Tool

- The Picture Tools Format Contextual Tab

- The Format Picture Pane

- The Remove Background Tool

- The Object Resizing Methods

- The Object Scaling Methods

- The Object Orientation Options

- The Image Compression Options

- How to Edit Objects in Your Presentation

- Editing Objects in Your Presentation

Topic B: Format Objects

- The Picture Formatting Options

- The Set Transparent Color Option

- How to Format Pictures and Objects

- Formatting Pictures and Objects

Topic C: Group Objects

- The Grouping Feature

- How to Group and Ungroup Objects

- Grouping Objects

Topic D: Arrange Objects

- Object Order

- Guides and Gridlines

- How to Arrange and Align Objects

- Arranging Objects

Topic E: Animate Objects

- Built-In Animation Effects

- The Animation Painter Tool

- How to Animate Objects

- Animating Objects


Lesson 3: Adding Tables to Your Presentation

Topic A: Create a Table

- Tables

- Table Creation Options

- The Insert Table Dialog Box

- Table Navigation Methods

- How to Create a Table

- Creating a Table

Topic B: Format a Table

- The Table Tools Contextual Tab

- The Design Tab

- The Layout Tab

- Table Styles

- Table Fill Options

- How to Format a Table

- Formatting a Table

Topic C: Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications

- Linking vs. Embedding

- The Insert Object Dialog Box

- How to Insert Tables from Other Microsoft Office Applications

- Inserting a Microsoft Excel Worksheet


Lesson 4: Adding Charts to Your Presentation

Topic A: Create a Chart

- Charts

- Chart Data

- The Insert Chart Dialog Box

- Chart Types

- How to Create a Chart

- Creating a Chart

Topic B: Format a Chart

- The Chart Tools Contextual Tab

- The Design Tab

- The Format Tab

- Quick Access Chart Commands

- Chart Layouts

- Chart Styles

- How to Format a Chart

- Formatting a Chart

Topic C: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel

- Linking vs. Embedding Charts

- How to Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel

- Inserting a Chart From Microsoft Excel


Lesson 5: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation

Topic A: Review Your Presentation

- The AutoCorrect Feature

- The AutoCorrect Feature Options

- The Spelling Checker Feature

- The Smart Lookup Feature

- The Thesaurus

- The Compatibility Checker Feature

- The Accessibility Checker Feature

- How to Review Your Presentation

- Reviewing Your Presentations

Topic B: Apply Transitions

- Transitions

- How to Work with Transitions

- Applying Transitions

Topic C: Print Your Presentation

- The Print Command

- Handouts

- Outlines

- Notes Pages

- Full Page Slides

- How to Print Your Presentation

- Print a Presentation

Topic D: Deliver Your Presentation

- Presentation Options

- How to Present a Slide Show

- Presenting a Slide Show

- PowerPoint Presentation File Formats

- How to Save Your Presentation in Various File Formats

- Exporting a Presentation to a PDF File

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