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Microsoft PowerPoint & Publisher

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:


  • Tips on making effective presentations
  • Using built-in templates
  • Inserting images, text boxes, WordArt, ClipArt, objects, etc.
  • Inserting components from other Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel charts and graphs)
  • Inserting videos and hyperlinks
  • Applying sounds, animations, and page transitions
  • Printing handouts for a variety of purposes


  • Using built-in templates and creating custom templates
  • Inserting images, text boxes, WordArt, border art, objects, etc.
  • Inserting components from other Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel charts and graphs)
  • Using colour schemes and customizing tools


The Microsoft PowerPoint portion of this course involves the creation of presentations including, formatting text, inserting images, sounds, WordArt, and ClipArt.  Students will also learn how to customize transitions and presentations features, and add animations, videos and hyperlinks to compliment presentations.  Other skills include, printing handouts, and general presentation organization.

The Microsoft Publisher portion of this course introduces students to a variety of creative publications including, calendars, business cards, posters, brochures, greeting cards, and custom projects.  Throughout these projects, students will learn about features such as, templates, colour schemes, master pages, and border art.


Are you ready to take this course?

Students should possess these minimum skills and/or materials prior to taking this course:

  • Basic computing experience (i.e. turning on computer, basic mouse and keyboarding) – If you do not possess these skills, you may be interested in taking the Basic Computing course.

What you need to do before you attend your first class

  • Call Thessalon Continuing Education at (705) 842-9191 to get your name placed on a class list. You will be contacted approximately one week before classes begin to confirm your attendance and answer any questions you may have.
  • Registration is free!

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