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  • PowerPoint 2003
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • PowerPoint 2016

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 New 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 Pictures & Clipart

  • Adding/Editing Pictures & Clipart
  • Using the Picture Design Tools
  • Using Photo Album

Adding Charts to the Presentation

  • Plotting the Chart
  • Formatting using the Chart Toolbar
  • Adding Titles and Labels
  • Applying Custom Animation effects to Charts
  • Importing Charts into PowerPoint using links


The PowerPoint Views

  • Normal View
  • Slide Sorter View
  • Outline View

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.

A laptop computer is provided for each delegate attending on this packed programme to try out the tips and techniques demonstrated

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