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Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced

Course overview

This course is perfect for those who need to create dynamic, interactive, automated presentations for running on-screen slide shows or exporting presentations to be delivered in alternative formats.

Course duration

1 day

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £195 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £1,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

Those who are already working with Microsoft PowerPoint who need to be able to create more complex presentations with sophisticated animation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to produce animated presentations which include: images, graphics, links to other applications or websites, sophisticated animation effects and rehearsed timings.

Course content

Using Multimedia:

  • Inserting audio files
  • Using video files
  • Automating video and sound clips

Importing, Exporting, Linking and Embedding:

  • Linking and embedding copied objects
  • Creating a presentation from a Microsoft Word document
  • Inserting slides from other presentations
  • Creating handouts in Microsoft¬†Word
  • Exporting presentations to video

Tabs, Indents and Paragraph Spacing:

  • Indenting text
  • Creating and using tab stops
  • Aligning text and line spacing

Working with Tables:

  • Creating tables
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Changing row heights and column widths
  • Formatting tables
  • Merging and splitting cells

More on Drawing Tools:

  • Arranging and aligning objects
  • Grouping and merging objects
  • Creating a flowchart
  • Custom pictures
  • Creating photo albums

Themes and Masters:

  • Customising themes
  • Working with slide masters
  • Notes and handout masters
  • Adding headers and footers
  • Creating and using custom templates

Animation, Hyperlinks and Actions:

  • Adding animation
  • Animation timings
  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Automating slide shows with actions

More on Slide Shows:

  • Setting up a slide show
  • Saving a show
  • Slide show options
  • Rehearsing and reviewing timings
  • Creating a custom show
  • Organising slides in sections

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Attendees should be able to create simple animated presentations incorporating text, bulleted lists, charts and pictures. 

Attendees must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • Microsoft Excel installed on the PC or laptop
  • An email account for file sharing
  • A second screen is ideal but not essential


For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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