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PowerPoint Advanced

  • Level: Advanced
  • Duration: 1 Day

Course Information


Meetings, instruction, training, pitches; these are all a part of our daily lives. We are often called upon to deliver presentations with little notice, at multiple venues, and with varying requirements. And, some of these presentations include sensitive information that needs to be guarded. Given all the variables, it may seem an overwhelming task to deliver your content, on time, to all audiences, and to only those who need to see it. Oh, and by the way, you need to make it interesting, informative, and memorable. So, how do you do it? Without the help of a robust set of tools, it would be nearly impossible. But, PowerPoint provides you with a variety of such tools that can help you deliver content in nearly any situation, while saving time and effort. By taking advantage of these tools, you will be creating presentations that not only stand out from the crowd, but also don't consume all of your available time.

Target Student

This course is intended for students who have a foundational working knowledge of PowerPoint , who wish to take advantage of the application's higher-level usability, security, collaboration, and distribution functionality.


To ensure your success, we recommend that you first take an introductory course, such as Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction or have equivalent knowledge and skills. 

Course Outline

Diagrams within PowerPoint
  • Creating and Formatting an Organisation Chart
  • Creating a Cycle Diagram
  • Creating a Pyramid Diagram
  • Creating a Flowchart Using ‘Shapes’
  • Editing Flowchart Shapes and Connectors
Charts in PowerPoint
  • Chart Title
  • Chart Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Axes Labels
  • Changing Chart Type
  • Chart Gap and Overlaps
  • Using Images in Chart Columns or Rows
  • Formatting the Plot and Chart Area Using Graphics
  • Axis Scales
PowerPoint Video and Audio
  • Using Video
  • Changing the Brightness and Contrast of a Video
  • Re-Colouring a Video
  • Adding a Poster Frame Image to a Video
  • Resetting a Video
  • Applying a Video Style
  • Playing a Video in a Shape
  • Changing the Colour and Weight of a Video Border
  • Applying Special Effects to a Video
  • Trimming Video
  • Video Looping
  • Using Audio
PowerPoint Animation
  • Applying Animation Effects
  • Animation Triggers
  • Using the Animation Painter
  • Creating Custom Animation Effects
  • Modifying Custom Animation Settings
  • Changing the Custom Animation Sequence
  • Using Custom Animation to Fade Bulleted Paragraphs
  • Animating Chart Columns by Series
  • Animating, or Not Animating, the Chart Grid and Legend
  • Animating SmartArt
Linking and Embedding In PowerPoint
  • Action Buttons - Linking to a Different Slide
  • Action Buttons - Linking to a Specific Slide
  • Action Buttons - Linking to a URL
  • Action Buttons - Linking to Custom Shows
  • Action Buttons - Linking to a Different File
  • Linking Data into a Slide and Displaying As an Icon Object
  • Linking and Updating Objects
  • Breaking a Link
  • Inserting a Link to a Graphics File
  • Embedding Data into a Slide and Displaying It as an Object
  • Editing or Deleting Embedded Data
Hyperlinks and PowerPoint
  • Creating and Editing Hyperlinks
Merging, Comparing & Exporting withing PowerPoint
PowerPoint Slide Shows
  • Creating Custom Slide Shows
  • Editing a Custom Slide Show
  • Copying and Deleting Custom Slide Shows
  • Slide Show Transitions and Timings
  • Controlling Slide Show Looping
  • Applying Settings So That Slides Advance Manually
  • Setting a Slide Show to Use Timings
  • Enabling or Disabling Slide Show Animations
  • Controlling a Slide Show
Sharing PowerPoint Presentations
  • Marking As Final
  • Permissions – Encrypting With a Password
  • Converting a Presentation to a Video
  • Packing for a CD
  • Saving As a PDF Format
PowerPoint Presentation Design & Compatibility Issues
  • Planning Your Presentation
  • Turn Off Your Computer Screen Saver
  • Issues Relating to Presentation Timing
  • Using Graphics, Diagrams and Charts to Convey Ideas
  • Limiting the Level of Detail within a Presentation
  • Using a Consistent Design Scheme and Adequate Colour Contrast
  • Accessibility Considerations When Designing a Presentation
  • Using Alt (Alternative) Text Tags
  • The Accessibility Checker
  • The Document Inspector
  • The Compatibility Checker

Whats included in this course?

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    Course Manual
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    Experienced Trainers
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    Certificate of Attendance
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    Unlimited Post Course Support

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed this course but do feel that the duration should be extended in order to allow more time to cover all of the topics. Noel was a fantastic trainer, happy to answer any questions and very good at explaining how to do something, thank you.

    Laura Chesters