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Fast Track offers our Beyond the Basics course for PowerPoint offering a fast-paced, packed programme in one day covering most features available in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Beyond the Basics

Target Audience

Aimed at regular users this one day event will look at a wide range of features, functions and tricks to help you create professional presentations incorporating text, business charts, SmartArt, pictures, graphics and tables with the final result comprising a fully automated presentation.

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The Content

PowerPoint Workplace

  • The PowerPoint Workplace
  • Customising The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customising the Status Bar

Defining a Presentation

  • The PowerPoint Themes
  • The PowerPoint Slide Layouts

Text Formatting

  • Moving / Copying / Resizing Text Boxes
  • Text Selection Techniques
  • Using Bullets & Numbering
  • Controlling Text Spacing and Indents
  • Customising Bullets & Numbering
  • Adding Borders & Shading
  • Creating Text Boxes

Using Slide Masters

  • Making global changes to your Presentation
  • Adding objects to the Slide Master

Adding Movies & Sounds

Using Tables

Adding Images

  • Adding/Editing Image
  • Using the Picture Formatting Ribbon
  • Using Photo Album

The PowerPoint Views

  • Normal View
  • Slide Sorter View
  • Outline View


Adding Charts to the Presentation

  • Plotting the Chart
  • Formatting using the Chart Design Ribbon
  • Using Chart Elements
  • Applying Quick Layouts
  • Looking at Chart Styles & Types
  • Chart Filtering
  • Editing Data Range
  • Applying Custom Animation effects to Charts
  • Importing Charts into PowerPoint using links

Running a Screen Show

  • Applying Transitions to Slides
  • Adding Text Builds
  • Applying Custom Animation Effects to Text & Objects
  • Tips & Tricks when running a Slide Show
  • Annotating your Slide Show
  • Controlling the order of Elements on a Slide
  • Hiding Slides
  • Applying Timings
  • Generating a Summary Slide
  • Using Action Settings and Hyperlinks
  • Using Custom Shows

Inserting SmartArt

  • Lists
  • Processes
  • Cycle Diagrams
  • Hierarchy / Organisational Charts
  • Relationship Diagrams
  • Matrix
  • Pyramid

Adding Notes Pages

Printing Options

Delegate Pre-Requisites

No prior knowledge of PowerPoint is required

Course Duration

This is a One Day Course

Course Details

Courses commence at 9:30 a.m. through to 4:30 p.m.

All delegates will receive comprehensive Training Courseware to refer to during the course, together with a Course Attendance Certificate