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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. 


  • Creating and Formatting an Organisation Chart
  • Creating a Cycle Diagram
  • Creating a Pyramid Diagram
  • Creating a Flowchart Using ‘Shapes’
  • Editing Flowchart Shapes and Connectors
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Creating and Editing Hyperlinks
  • 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
  • Marking As Final
  • Permissions – Encrypting With a Password
  • Converting a Presentation to a Video
  • Packing for a CD
  • Saving As a PDF Format
  • 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
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle