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Adding More Complex Elements to Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint

365 | 2019 | 2016
3 Hours

Course Overview

This instructor-led course explains how to incorporate complex elements into your Microsoft PowerPoint 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

Course Outline

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


Cost and Delivery Format Options

Any two 3-hour Microsoft classes must be scheduled on the same day to receive pricing (9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

We offer the above listed class as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $850
5-8 students $1000
9-12 students* $1100
*$35 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $1000
5-8 students $1150
9-12 students* $1250
*$35 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

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