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Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 Essentials


Using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce presentations

Unit Standards

  • 116933 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations (3 Credits) Level 1
  • 117923 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to prepare and produce a presentation according to a given brief (5 Credits) Level 2


Prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Communication skills at least at General Education and Training(GET) Level
  • Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF level 1
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF level 1)
  • Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations. (ID 116933 - NQF level 1). 3)




Presentation Principles
Presentation Principles
What is a Presentation application programme
Examples of presentations
Starting with PowerPoint
Starting the Microsoft PowerPoint Program
Understanding the Screen
PowerPoint terminology
Entering data
Inserting slides
Changing views
Changing the Zoom
Working with File commands
Saving a presentation
Closing a presentation
Opening an existing presentation
Starting a new presentation
Saving changes to a presentation
Saving a presentation with a Different Name
Saving as a different file format
Deleting a PowerPoint presentation file
Working with text
Deleting text
Cut, Copy and Paste
Using the Clipboard
Find and replace text
Checking spelling as you type
Working with the spelling command
Correct automatically while entering
Using Smart Lookup
Entering text using the outline view
Formatting Text
Moving, Resizing and Deleting Graphics
Using the Adjust tools
Changing text fonts, sizes, styles and colours
Graphics and Drawings
Working with Graphics
Inserting Pictures
Moving, Resizing and Deleting Graphics
Using the Adjust tools
Using the Picture Styles commands
Using the Picture Size commands
Using the Picture Arrange commands
Working with Shapes
Using the Drawing tools
Adding Word Art
Using the Word Art tools
Text Alignment
Line Spacing
Bullets and Numbering
Formatting Slides
Changing the slide layout
Working with slide themes
Changing the background colour
Working with Tables
Creating a Table
Drawing a Table
Changing column width or row height
Inserting or deleting rows or columns
Merging and splitting cells
Formatting a Table
Working with Charts
What is a Chart
Chart Terminology
Creating Charts
Entering and editing chart data
Resizing or Moving the Chart
Formatting a Chart
Adding Charts Elements
Selecting chart elements for formatting
Preview and Print
Printing a Presentation
Presentation Set Up
Headers and footers
Speaker Notes
Working in the Slide Sorter View
Working with multiple presentations
Transition Effects
Preparation and Presenting
Viewing the slide show
Swap Presenter view
Presentation tools
Hints for running a slide show
Inserting Pictures

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