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Adding More Complex Elements to PowerPoint Presentations
in Microsoft PowerPoint

Version 2010 • 2013 • 2016

3 Hours

This instructor-led course explains how to incorporate complex elements into your presentation, such as using masters, creating custom layouts, applying templates, using SmartArt, and adding charts. This course also covers how to import and work with data from other applications.

Course objectives:

  • Customize the slide masters, layouts, and themes
  • Import data from Word and Excel
  • Use SmartArt to create diagrams and organizational charts
  • Insert and format numeric charts
  • Create and use a custom template

Customizing the Slide Master, Layouts, and Themes

  • Navigating to the Slide Master View
  • Understanding Slide Master 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
  • Changing Chart Colors
  • Formatting Legends

Working with Templates

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



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Public Class

This class is only offered for private groups.

Private Group Classes

Any two 3-hour Microsoft classes must be scheduled on the same day to receive pricing (9 to 12pm and 1 to 4pm).

Conducted at Your Office

$500 flat fee for up to 8 students
$550 flat fee for up to 12 students
$35 per additional student

Conducted at Softek’s Facility

$575 flat fee for up to 8 students
$625 flat fee for up to 12 students
$35 per additional student

Have more or less students? Or, need to schedule more than one training day? Click here for a price quote based on your training needs. 

Why choose Softek?

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