PowerPoint – advanced

PowerPoint – advanced – overview

This one-day workshop focuses on achieving dynamic presentations that work with you, making it easier to deliver a polished, professional presentation.

Full details below or download course outline.

Learning objectives

This course will help participants:

  • Create custom shows to personalise presentations for individual clients
  • Make the Slide Master work collectively with slide layouts and themes
  • Seamlessly interact with external content using links
  • Work with advanced animations and transitions, and audio and video tools
  • Compare and share presentations
  • Participants need to be familiar with the ‘PowerPoint – introduction’ content before attending this course
  • Designed for Office 365 versions: 2016, 2013 and 2010
Course format

A very practical, interactive one-day session for a maximum group size of 12. Comprehensive materials provided.

Expert trainer

Alan is a highly experienced and very popular IT skills trainer. After eighteen years as an employed IT trainer and training manager he went independent in 2013, specialising in Microsoft Office courses, primarily Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Access, although he also delivers training in other programs when required. His clients come from all sectors and include such organisations as The Economist, Hyundai, Marston Group, MediaCom, London Borough of Harrow, Paragon Customer Communications, ICP Global Creative, Bywaters, etc, etc.

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PowerPoint – advanced – course outline

1 Customising slide shows

  • Creating a custom slide show
  • Tailoring presentations for different clients
  • Accessing custom shows while presenting

2 Inserting comments

  • Adding comments to communicate with colleagues
  • replying to comments
  • navigating and printing comments
  • adding annotations

3 SmartArt, shapes and text boxes

  • Grouping and merging shapes
  • Inserting organisation charts
  • Inserting alternating picture blocks
  • Convert text to SmartArt diagrams
  • Text box properties
  • Smart lookup and translator.

4 Slide master view and themes

  • Inserting a layout slide in slide master
  • Inserting a second slide master
  • Saving a slide master with themes as a template
  • Adding themes to Word and Excel files

5 Slide animations and transitions

  • Adding animations to lists, charts and SmartArt diagrams
  • Controlling animation order with the animation pane
  • Using the animation painter
  • Running a timeline slide transition
  • The morph transition

6 Inserting media

  • Adding video and audio media
  • Editing video and audio media
  • Adding video bookmarks
  • Choosing a video poster frame
  • Adding subtitles to a video
  • Adding video with embed code
  • Compressing and optimising media

7 Further media options

  • Screen capturing with screenshot
  • Recording screen actions with screen recording
  • Auto play screen recordings
  • Rehearse timings

8 Linking and embedding content

  • Linking an Excel chart to a slide
  • Linking and embedding Excel tables
  • Managing links in PowerPoint

9 Further linking options

  • Adding, editing, and removing links
  • Linking to slides, files, websites and email
  • Actioning button links

10 Importing and exporting

  • Importing content from Word
  • Re-using slides from other presentations
  • Saving a presentation to start in slide show view
  • Saving a presentation as an MPEG video

11 Adding sections

  • Adding and removing sections
  • Collapsing and expanding sections
  • Moving sections with slides
  • Adding a Zoom slide and summary slide

12 Reviewing and sharing presentations

  • Sharing presentations
  • Version history
  • Comparing and combining presentations
  • Presenting with Skype for Business