The Power of PowerPoint

The Power of PowerPoint


Learning Objectives

Topics Include

Slide Setup

  • Leverage the Slide Master as a “blueprint” to format presentation text, bullets, colours, footers, and spacing
  • Add new custom slide layouts
  • Control Paragraph Settings to format line spacing, indentation, and alignment
  • Create a slide presentation “legend” with Background Graphics


  • Organize a presentation into sections for easy viewing and slide management
  • Use the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar (“QAT”) to easily access keyboard shortcuts


  • Draw shapes quickly and efficiently using the Drawing and Merging shapes tools
  • Group objects with the Grouping tool and organize objects using the Selection Pane
  • Align slide objects using the Align tool


  • Format text using keyboard shortcuts
  • Manage and manipulate images and photos using PowerPoint’s native photo editor

Importing Excel Data

  • Learn to optimally embed Excel charts and data into presentation files


  • Insert comments and compare file revisions
  • Remove sensitive file data with the Document Inspector