Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2008: Level 1 (Macintosh)

Course Specifications

Course number: 084032
Software: Microsoft® Office 2008
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

In today's work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. The audience not only expects a presentation in electronic format, but they also demand that your presentations be unique and sophisticated. In this course, you will work with Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2008 to create electronic presentations.

Course Objective: You will explore the Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2008 Macintosh® environment and create a new presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity. In order 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.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2008 Macintosh®.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using Macintosh computers to manage information. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Students should have completed the Mac OS® X v10.5 (Leopard): Introduction course before taking this course.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one Macintosh computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer should have the following minimum hardware configuration:

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint
Topic 1A: Explore the User Interface
Topic 1B: Navigate and View a Presentation
Topic 1C: Use Microsoft PowerPoint Help
Topic 1D: Enter Text
Topic 1E: Save a Presentation

Lesson 2: Creating a Presentation
Topic 2A: Create a Presentation
Topic 2B: Edit Text
Topic 2C: Add Slides to a Presentation
Topic 2D: Arrange Slides
Topic 2E: Work with Themes

Lesson 3: Formatting Text on Slides
Topic 3A: Apply Character Formats
Topic 3B: Apply Paragraph Formats
Topic 3C: Format Text Placeholders

Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation
Topic 4A: Insert Clip Art and Pictures
Topic 4B: Draw Shapes
Topic 4C: Insert WordArt

Lesson 5: Modifying Objects
Topic 5A: Work with Objects
Topic 5B: Change Object Orientation
Topic 5C: Format Objects
Topic 5D: Group and Ungroup Objects
Topic 5E: Arrange Objects

Lesson 6: Adding Tables to a Presentation
Topic 6A: Create a Table
Topic 6B: Format Tables
Topic 6C: Insert a Table from Microsoft Word

Lesson 7: Inserting Charts in a Presentation
Topic 7A: Create a Chart
Topic 7B: Edit Chart Data
Topic 7C: Paste a Chart from Microsoft Excel

Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation
Topic 8A: Review Content
Topic 8B: Add Transitions
Topic 8C: Create Speaker Notes
Topic 8D: Print a Presentation