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Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

Version 2010 • 2013 • 2016

1 Day, 9:00-4:00, 6 Hours

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, will teach students the skills needed to work with slide masters/layouts, animation, themes, and templates.  You will learn how to import data from Word, link to an existing Excel worksheet, and create organization and column charts. 

Course objectives:

  • Work in Slide Master View and create custom layouts
  • Create and apply a custom template
  • Import data from Word and Excel
  • Create Process Diagrams, Organization Charts, and Numeric Charts
  • Work with Action Buttons and animating text
  • Save as Word, Shows, Web Pages, Graphics, and Videos

Customizing the Slide Master, Layouts, and Themes

  • Navigating to the Slide Master View
  • Understanding Slide Master Layouts
  • Deleting Layouts
  • Creating Custom Layouts
  • Renaming Layouts
  • Inserting Placeholders
  • Duplicating Layouts
  • Creating Custom Themes
  • Formatting the Slide Master Background
  • Formatting Text on the Slide Master
  • Changing Bullet Styles on the Slide Master
  • Inserting Date and Slide Numbers
  • Saving Custom Themes
  • Closing the Slide Master View
  • Resetting Slides to Conform to the Slide Master
  • Inserting Custom Layouts

Using Data from Other Applications

  • Importing Text from Word Documents
  • Organizing Text in the Outline Tab
  • Deleting Slides in the Outline Tab
  • Collapsing and Expanding Information in the Outline Tab
  • Rearranging Paragraphs in the Outline Tab
  • Demoting and Promoting Paragraphs
  • Linking Presentations to Microsoft Excel Workbooks
  • Hiding Background Objects
  • Inserting Media in Presentations

Working with SmartArt and Charts

  • Creating Process Diagrams
  • Creating Organizational Charts
  • Entering Data in Organizational Charts
  • Editing Data in the Text Pane
  • Adding and Deleting Shapes
  • Changing Organizational Chart Layouts
  • Inserting Numeric Charts
  • Editing Data in Numeric Charts
  • Changing Chart Types and Chart Colors
  • Formatting Legends

Enhancing Slide Shows

  • Inserting and Modifying Action Buttons
  • Applying Action Settings to Objects
  • Animating Text Boxes
  • Animating Bulleted Lists
  • Removing Effects from Master Layouts
  • Setting the Start of the Animation
  • Rehearsing Presentations to Run Automatically

Working with Templates

  • Overview of Templates
  • Creating Templates
  • Creating New Presentations Based on Templates
  • Applying Custom Themes to Existing Presentations

Exporting Presentation Files

  • Exporting Presentations to Microsoft Word
  • Saving Presentations as PowerPoint Shows
  • Saving Slides as Web Pages
  • Saving Slides as Graphics
  • Packaging Presentations for Another Computer


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Is this the right course for you? Please contact our office at (202) 747-5000 if you have any questions.

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Public Class

$275 per student
Or one voucher

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Private Group Classes

Conducted at Your Office

$850 flat fee for up to 8 students
$950 for up to 12 students
$50 per additional student

Conducted at Softek’s Facility

$1000 flat fee for up to 8 students
$1100 for up to 12 students
$50 per additional student

Have more or fewer students? Or, need to schedule more than one training day? Fill out our quote request form for a price quote based on your training needs. 

Softek also offers a 3-hour series for this application. Visit our agendas page  to view our 3-hour classes. 

Why choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee