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Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction-Intermediate

Course overview

In a tutor-led environment delegates will use  Microsoft PowerPoint to design, create & edit presentation slides.  The day is a combination of instruction & practical exercises.


Features Covered:


The PowerPoint screen, menus, toolbars, moving around PowerPoint & customise
the screen.

Create a Presentation

Create a new blank presentation, save, close & open a presentation.

Use the wizard, create from a template & presentation. 


Work with Views

Navigate between views, change the scale of the view, use the guides and grid & work
with the notes page.


Work with Slides

Insert new slides, slide layouts, work with placeholders & text boxes.

Change the order of slides, work with bullet points & numbering.

Insert Word art, spelling, style-checker, autocorrect options & outline a slide.

View the slideshow.

Drawing Objects

Use the drawing toolbar, manipulate shapes, duplicate shapes, align & distribute

Change object properties, add text to objects, group & order objects.

Multimedia &  Automated Objects

Find & insert animated clips.

Insert movies and sounds.

Trigger other applications, insert hyperlinks & action buttons.


Format Slides

Format painter, slide backgrounds, change the slide layout & page setup.


Animating Presentations

Slide transitions, pre-set animations, custom animations, animate charts and diagrams.

Motion paths, reorder effects, set animation speeds & options.



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Duration:  1 day
Level:  Entry Level – Intermediate
Price:  £285


The introductory course concentrates on the basics to encourage delegates to construct slideshows and manipulate PowerPoint content quickly, easily and accurately.

Whether new to PowerPoint, self-taught or in need a refresher, they will be able to produce effective presentations.

Please advise us at the time of booking which version of PowerPoint you are using as there are slight cosmetic differences between versions which may have an effect on the set-up in the classroom.


After completion of the course delegates should be able to:

• Create and edit slides with different layouts to a desired specification

• Format and manipulate slide contents

• Identify common issues faced by presenters and audiences in the context of presentation slides


No prior knowledge of PowerPoint or presentation / graphics concepts is assumed or required for this course, but users must be competent in general computer usage.

Delegates will not be expected to deliver a presentation as part of the course.