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Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

365 | 2019 | 2016
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

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

Course Outline

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



Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
$275 per student $850 flat fee up to 8 students $1000 flat fee up to 8 students
or 1 voucher $950 flat fee up to 12 students $1100 flat fee up to 12 students
10% discount when 3+ attend $50 per additional student $50 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.


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