MS Powerpoint Intermediate to Advanced Level

Entirely hands-on, this course will provide those attending with a good basic understanding of how to create and manipulate charts, graphic images, organisation charts and how to create a rolling presentation on screen using Microsoft PowerPoint. The course will then provide participants with an insight into the advanced elements of Powerpoint. 

Course Content

Getting Started

  • Overview of New Features
  • Introduction to PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Screen

Creating & Editing a Presentation

  • Creating a Presentation
  • Open / Close / Save Presentation
  • Using Slide Layouts
  • Creating a Title Slide
  • Selecting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Alignment
  • Line spacing
  • Creating a Bulleted List
  • Changing the appearance of Bullets
  • Using Different Views

Inserting Art & Objects

  • Working with Graphic Objects
  • Inserting Clipart
  • Tabs
  • Using Outline View
  • Changing Colour Schemes
  • Using Templates
  • Creating a Slide Show
  • Creating Graphs
  • Creating Organisational Charts
  • Inserting WordArt

Managing the Slide Deck

  • Customising Toolbars
  • Using Slide Master

Advanced Animation Techniques

  • Adding entrance and exit animations
  • Setting effect options and controlling timings
  • Controlling animation for Charts
  • Using the animation pane
  • Adding multiple animations
  • Customised motion paths

Controlling Audio and Video Content

  • Inserting Audio and Video clips
  • Cropping a Video or audio clip
  • Controlling playback
  • Controlling interaction with other content
  • Screen recording tool


Target Trainee Profile

New, recent or intended users of PowerPoint.  Anyone who needs to produce high quality slides, overheads and other presentation materials.  This outline is based on the 2016 version of Powerpoint.