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Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

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


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual
Per student $325
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $700
5-8 students $850
9-12 students* $950
*$50 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location
1-4 students $950
5-8 students $1100
9-12 students* $1200
*$50 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 $150 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.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee