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PowerPoint in a Day

A 1-day Quickstart to Presentations

Take a day to get a firm grip on Microsoft PowerPoint. Understand how masters work, and how to create templates that will do what you expect them to do. We’ll cover everything from the basics to charts to transistions and animations. You should have a solid working knowledge of the program by the end of the day, and feel comfortable using most features of the program.

This class is for Mac and Windows. It will be taught with PowerPoint 2016, but many of the techniques will apply to previous versions of PowerPoint.

  • 6 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$325 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online

What You’ll Learn

  • Create layouts and master slides
  • Edit and customize text, add images, shapes, and placeholders
  • Insert and format different types of charts 
  • Learn tips and tricks to enhance your presentation designs
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PowerPoint in a Day Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Setting Up Master Slides


  • Adding Background Images
  • Editing Text
  • Adjusting Bullets & Indents
  • Creating Effective Color Themes
Editing Placeholders on Master Slides


  • Positioning Placeholders
  • Cleaning Up the Slide Masters
Using Images In PowerPoint


  • Preparing Images For PowerPoint
  • Inserting Images
  • Adding Shapes
Testing Master Slides


  • Deciding How Many Slides To Style
  • Testing The Master Slide Set
Formatting Pasted Text


  • Pasting Content into a Template
  • Copying and Pasting Entire Slides
  • Creating a Custom Layout
  • Arranging Text Boxes and Shapes

Section 2
Picture Slides


  • Crop Techniques
  • Using Shapes as Custom Placeholders
  • Preserving an Image’s Aspect Ratio


  • Distributing Multiple Objects
    • Aligning Multiple Objects


  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding/Copying Content into a New Table
  • Auto-Adjusting Size & Distributing Cells
  • Table Styles & Formatting
  • Custom Table Header
  • Using Drawing Guides
Pie Chart


  • Inserting & Formatting a Doughnut Chart
  • Editing Chart Data in Excel
  • Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Using Shapes to Enhance Appearance of Chart
Creating Company Templates


  • Creating Master Pages
  • Setting the Master Font
  • Creating a Custom Color Theme
Transitions and Animations


  • Applying a Transition to All Slides via Master Slides
  • Overriding the Master Slides’ Transition

Learn PowerPoint Essentials

In this class you’ll get all the essentials in one quick day and gain a comfort level with the software. You will be off and running with knowledge of masters, templates, and slide transitions.  Learn these skills with step-by-step exercises in a small class led by a professional PowerPoint instructor.

  • “All of the information was very applicable to any corporate setting, and our instructor (Dan) personalized the class to make sure that we learned how to do anything that we had the intention of learning within PowerPoint.”

    Sarah Simone

    Learned PowerPoint basics in one day

  • “I thought I knew how to use Powerpoint before, but today I am confident that I am much more aware of it's capabilities today! Thank you Dan & Noble Desktop!”

    Rose Chery

    Completed the PowerPoint in a Day course

  • “If you've never used PowerPoint and were afraid to try, this is the class for you. Step by step instruction, plus an awesome workbook that you get to keep, will give you a solid working knowledge and enable you to practice at home.”

    Sarah Edgar

  • “Very good experience, information + approach to problem solving within the program. Learned a great deal and feel less trepidation about the program. Also learned a couple of very simple tricks that will save tons of time.”

    Victoria Pohlmann

    Learned to create PowerPoint presentations in one day

  • “Learned a lot in a short period of time about a subject I was previously not familiar with. The review at the end of the session to use what had been learned was very useful and helped solidify what was learned.”

    Paul Sugarman

Learn PowerPoint in a Day

This class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of the application. You’ll dive in and learn enough to start using the program on your own. If you only have one day to spare, this is the class for you.

Students learning PowerPoint in class at Noble Desktop

Custom PowerPoint Workbook Included

All of our PowerPoint classes come with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the PowerPoint materials anytime after the class.

Each class comes with a custom PowerPoint workbook

Register for PowerPoint in a Day

$325 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online