Advanced PowerPoint

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you prepare or deliver presentations using Microsoft’s PowerPoint this course presumes some existing knowledge of PowerPoint.

What are the benefits

This course will help you “work smarter” you will be able to create reusable templates, add animation and multimedia to presentations and create self- running presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint’s more advanced functions.

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Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

Advanced Tables and Charts

  • Recap creating and working with Tables and Charts
  • Drawing Tables
  • Excel Tables and PowerPoint
  • Utilising Style Options
  • Customising Chart Elements
  • Setting default Charts and Tables

Organisation Charts

  • Recap inserting and customising SmartArt
  • Hierarchy layout options
  • Creating an organisation chart
  • Using the organisation chart design
  • Utilising the organisation chart formatting tools
  • Manipulating subordinates and co workers

Merging Information

  • Creating slides from Microsoft Word outlines
  • Reusing slides and themes from other presentations
  • Applying a theme from another presentation

Other Data Sources

  • Adding and linking Word tables
  • Hyperlinking to a Word document
  • Using Microsoft’s Excel data in a presentation
  • Creating hyperlink to external web sites


  • Applying themes to a presentation
  • Using theme colours, fonts and effects
  • Working with backgrounds
  • Creating customised themes

Slide Masters and Templates

  • The slide master view
  • Customising the slide master
  • Inserting slide layouts, placeholders and slide decks
  • Managing multiple slide masters and master layouts
  • Using the hand-out master and notes master
  • Creating and using customised templates

Automating Slide Shows

  • Adding hyperlinks
  • Creating a link to another presentation
  • Working with action buttons
  • Setting slide transitions
  • Adding animation
  • Customising how animation is applied to objects
  • Using the selection and visibility pane
  • Hiding slides on specific presentations

Video and Sounds

  • Adding sounds to the presentation
  • Inserting video from files and social media
  • Customising the video is display

Custom Slide Shows

  • Creating and running custom slide shows
  • Editing custom slide shows

Self-Running Presentations

  • Using set up slide show options
  • Rehearsing and setting timings
  • Understanding narration
  • Saving the presentation for distribution

What our users say


  • A very good course, trainer had good knowledge and delivered well
  • I like the fact that you have selected topics/functions on the basis of their interest/possible use - course is much more than pertinent and a better use of time
  • Very friendly and helpful trainer
  • Ray is the only IT Trainer who has ever inspired me with enough confidence to learn effectively
  • It was very good, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot
  • I will definitely use the Pivot Tables at work in the future! Thank you for such a great training day!
  • Will ensure my team all attend (they all work remotely)
  • Exactly what I was hoping to learn, thanks

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