Microsoft Powerpoint Advanced Course

Our powerpoint advanced course moves the learner up to a level where they can start to use some of the more advanced features the program has to offer, covering the following topics:

  • Creating charts and tables
  • Creating layouts, themes and templates
  • Working with animations and transitions
  • Inserting photos and SmartArt objects
  • Exporting outlines and slides

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Course Duration

Course can be either one day or two and a half-days duration

Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to plan and design presentations, create enterprise templates, customise themes and apply best practices; create effective navigation, take advantage of custom animations and presentation features.

Who is this Course for

Experienced PowerPoint users who need to produce large or numerous presentations in an effective manner and want to add pizazz to their delivery.

Course Prerequisites

Previous experience of PowerPoint is required. Participants should be familiar with the features presented in our Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction Course.

Course Outline

Click on the headings below for more information on course topics:
Creating Basic Charts
  • Inserting a Chart
  • Working with Datasheets
  • Applying a Chart Type, Style and Layout
  • Displaying Chart Analysis
  • Picture Charts
  • Formatting Chart Background
Using Tables
  • Manipulating PowerPoint Tables
  • Inserting a Word Table
  • Inserting an Excel Spreadsheet
  • Adjusting Rows, Columns, Cells
  • Table Styles and Borders
Templates, Themes & Layouts
  • Creating a Custom Layout
  • Applying a Theme
  • Applying a Background Style
  • Saving a Custom Theme
  • Arranging and Printing Section
Editing Slide Masters
  • Slide Master, Title Master
  • Formatting the Masters
  • Adding Header and Footer Information
  • Notes and Handout Masters
Animations and Transitions
  • Animation Schemes
  • Animating Text and Objects
  • Custom Animations and timing
  • Inserting Sounds and Video
  • Editing Media Clips
Setting Up the Slide Show
  • Setting Automatic Slide Timings
  • Setting Up a Continuous Loop
  • Hiding a Slide
  • Rehearsing Slide Transition Timings
Custom Shows & Interlinked Shows
  • Creating a Custom Show
  • Setting Up a Custom Show as the Default
  • Creating a Hyperlink
  • Using a Hyperlink
  • Using an Action Buttons
  • Jumping to Another Presentation
Packaging Presentations
  • Embedding the Fonts in a Presentation
  • Using the PowerPoint Viewer
  • Formatting a Presentation for the Web
  • Inspecting the Document
  • Annotating a Presentation
  • Sending in PDF Format
Using SmartArt
  • Inserting a SmartArt Object
  • Formatting a SmartArt Object Color
  • Resizing/Repositioning a SmartArt Object
  • Inserting Text into a SmartArt Object
  • Formatting Text Within a SmartArt Object
  • Adding Shapes to a SmartArt Object
  • Grouping SmartArt Objects
Inserting a Photo Album
  • Inserting Pictures from a File
  • Adding Captions
  • Applying a Theme to your Album
  • Customizing the Album Layout
Exporting Outlines and Slides
  • Exporting Notes and Handouts to Word
  • Exporting an Outline to Word
  • Saving a Presentation as an Outline
  • Saving a Slide as a Graphic