Course length

1 day

Why come on this course?

Microsoft PowerPoint provides a wealth of tools to help you deliver content in almost any situation. By taking advantage of the tools that PowerPoint has to offer you will be able to create presentations that not only stand out from the crowd, but also don’t take up all of your time to create.

On this course you will be able to organise your content, create presentations quickly and with minimum fuss, enhance them with high impact visuals, and deliver dynamic presentations.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for existing Microsoft PowerPoint users, who are familiar with the basics of creating a presentation, and able to convey information effectively in a simple way. It is suitable for anyone using PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365.


  • Open a presentation
  • Save a presentation
  • Print a presentation
  • Add new slides
  • Run a slideshow
  • Rearrange the order of the slides
  • Apply basic text formatting
  • Check the spelling within a presentation

What will I learn?

  • Reuse existing slides and manage content
  • Work with graphics and manage objects
  • Use multimedia to enhance a presentation
  • Apply advanced formatting techniques
  • Work with slide transitions and animations
  • Configure and deliver effective presentations

Course contents

Reusing and managing content

  • Reusing slides from other presentations
  • Importing text outlines from Microsoft Word
  • Working in Outline View
  • Creating and managing sections
  • Using hidden slides

Graphics and objects

  • Inserting screenshots and screen clippings
  • Working with multiple shapes
  • Merging shapes to create custom shapes
  • Using grid and guides
  • The Selection Pane
  • SmartArt diagrams

Multimedia and interactive elements

  • Using hyperlinks and action buttons
  • Working with video and audio
  • Creating screen recordings
  • Controlling multimedia playback

Formatting a presentation

  • Working with headers and footers
  • Using slide Themes and variants
  • Working with slide size

Transitions and animation

  • Adding and controlling slide transitions
  • Applying and modifying animation
  • Using the Animation Pane
  • Working with animation triggers

Delivering a presentation

  • Configuring a multiple display device setup
  • Setting up a slide show
  • Working with custom slide shows
  • Slide show pointers
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Appendices (covered if relevant and time permits)

  • Slide Masters and layouts
  • Design tips
  • Office Remote
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