Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate - course outline

Microsoft PowerPoint is a widely used package to create presentations. The primary objective of this one-day Intermediate course is to broaden your knowledge of PowerPoint. This practical course allows you to appreciate the full potential of PowerPoint in order to create professional presentations. You will be encouraged to discuss your individual requirements relevant to your work. By the end of the course you will be competent with the following skills:

Using data from other applications

  • what is object linking and embedding?
  • adding a Microsoft Office Word table to a slide
  • adding a Microsoft Office Excel chart to a slide

Creating an organisation chart

  • setting up an organisation chart
  • reformatting an organisation chart
  • additional SmartArt options

Adding special effects to text

  • using the font and paragraph groups to enhance text
  • using the format painter to copy text attributes

Working with shapes

  • stacking shapes
  • changing the level of a shape
  • applying a transparent fill colour to a shape
  • grouping shapes
  • aligning shapes
  • connecting shapes
  • creating a three-dimensional shape

Including sounds and movies in a presentation

  • inserting a sound clip into a slide
  • inserting a movie clip into a slide
  • playing a sound clip and movie clip in a slide show

Intermediate slide show techniques

  • manually branching to a specific slide in a slide show
  • creating a hyperlink branch to a specific slide
  • adding animation effects to slides
  • adding timings to slides
  • creating a custom slide show

Working with other PowerPoint users

  • including comments in a presentation
  • displaying comments in a presentation
  • finalizing a presentation
  • distributing a presentation for review

Additional Intermediate PowerPoint features

  • importing an outline document into PowerPoint
  • applying a custom background to slides
  • using the proofing options
  • applying multiple themes to a presentation
  • saving a presentation for use on another computer

This course outline is a guide. All our courses can be tailored to customer requirements.

Target audience
Anyone wishing to investigate the more powerful and advanced features of PowerPoint.

Assumed knowledge
Delegates should be familiar with the basic features of PowerPoint, and should have some experience of the topics covered in our Introduction Course, either from attending this course or by knowledge gained from their own experience.