Working with Presentations
Project 1: PowerPoint Basics

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Did you want: Working with Presentations: PowerPoint 2007,2010,2013,2016 or español

Project Objectives

  • Learn what a presentation is.
  • Learn the parts of the PowerPoint window.
  • Work with different views.
  • Learn the toolbars, their buttons, and what they do.
  • Learn the parts of a slide.
  • Open and close PowerPoint.
  • Learn to configure PowerPoint settings.
  • Run an existing presentation.
  • Edit a presentation - change slide order, change text, add and delete slides, copy slides.
  • Create a presentation from blank slides.
  • Use the Slides and Outline views.
  • Add and edit notes.
  • Use Spell and Style Checks.
  • Use Print Preview.
  • Print with different layouts.

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Presentations

Before you start...

Project 1: PowerPoint Basics
    Getting StartedTo subtopics
    InterfaceTo subtopics
    CreateTo subtopics
    PrintingTo subtopics
    ExercisesTo subtopics

Project 2: PowerPoint FormattingTo subtopics

Project 3: Advanced PowerPoint To subtopics


A presentation is a set of slides, generally in outline format.  Presentations are used most often to accompany a speech. However, a presentation can also be set up to run all by itself. You can also print the slides in several different layouts.

PowerPoint window showing several slides and the Task Pane

The example above has 1 title slide and 4 slides, shown at the left of the PowerPoint window.

In this first project the presentations that you will create are just plain text. Adding the pretty stuff is in the next two projects.