PowerPoint 2010 Level 1: Introduction to Creating Presentations
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COURSE COST: $295.00*

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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You will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity. To enhance the visual appeal, you will add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form. You will then finalize a presentation to deliver it.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the PowerPoint 2010 interface.
  • Create a presentation.
  • Format text on slides.
  • Add graphical objects to a presentation.
  • Modify graphical objects in a presentation.
  • Work with tables in a presentation.
  • Add charts to a presentation.
  • Prepare to deliver a presentation.


This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010.

Students should be familiar with using personal computers, and have used a mouse and keyboard. They should be comfortable with the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

For students new to computers, we recommend that you attend Introduction to Using Computers as a prerequisite for this course.


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware (required) or lunch (optional). Please contact us at learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions.
Course subject to minimum enrollment.


Getting Started
Introduction to the PowerPoint Window
Working with the Office Button/File Menu, Quick Access Toolbar, Tabs and Ribbons
Live Preview
Contextual Tabs
Working in Presentation Views (Normal, Slide Sorter, Slide Show, Notes Pages)
Running a Slide Show (from the beginning or current slide)

Creating a Presentation
Understanding slide layouts
Working with placeholders
Entering text
Inserting new slides
Arranging slides within a presentation
Working with background colors and themes
Moving around within a presentation
Working with Themes
Saving a presentation

Inserting Graphic Objects in a Presentation
Drawing Objects

Applying Background Design
Working with Themes and colors

Formatting Components on a Slide
Formatting Components on a Slide
Formatting paragraphs
Formatting placeholders

Modifying Objects
Changing the orientation
Repositioning objects on a slide
Grouping and ungrouping objects

Preparing and Delivering a Presentation
Spell check
Adding slide transitions
Applying animation effects

Printing a Presentation
Audience handouts
Speaker notes