Microsoft PowerPoint: Upgrading to PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Training Series | Level 3

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Version: 2013

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: July 27, 2017 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $295 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $245 CDN person + HST*

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

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Course Overview

During this hands-on course, students will use exciting new features available in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Changes in the Ribbon, new commands and locations, apps and add-ins will be introduced as well as customizing the Quick Access toolbar and the Ribbon. Students will use the new design tools including theme variations and the new eyedropper tool. New presenter tools will be reviewed as well as sharing presentations in different ways in PowerPoint 2013. Participants will record the screen and add audio annotations. Online meeting and collaboration tools will also be included.

Prerequisite: Intermediate / Advanced PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft PowerPoint courses


  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Environment

  • Overview of the Ribbon in 2013 and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • New locations of commands and new commands and features in 2013
  • New ways to start a presentation
  • Customizing the Ribbon and the Quick Access toolbar

Improved Design Tools

  • Applying new and enhanced theme variations
  • Working with Smart Guides to align objects
  • Using motion paths with improved functionality
  • Merging shapes
  • Using the new eyedropper tool for colour matching
  • Creating a people graph

Animations and Transitions

  • Exploring new animation and transition effects

Widescreen Presentations

  • Creating widescreen presentations
  • Starting presentations using some of the new widescreen templates

Using Enhanced Presenter Tools

  • Displaying notes and presentations on different monitors
  • Working in the enhanced Presenter View
  • Zooming in on a slide
  • Jumping to a slide
  • Using automatic setup

Working with Audio and Video

  • New multimedia formats that are supported in 2013
  • Using the Play in Background feature
  • Converting a PowerPoint presentation to video
  • Creating a screencast or screen recording from within PowerPoint

Creating and Sharing Interactive Presentations Online

  • Setting up PowerPoint to create shared presentations
  • Recording your screen and annotating with audio
  • Recording audio or video speaker notes
  • Inserting quizzes
  • Reviewing analytics for audience views of uploaded presentations

Starting an On-line Meeting from PowerPoint

  • Different ways of sharing PowerPoint presentations over the Web
  • Sending out links to slides
  • Starting and managing a Lync meeting using the Office Presentation Service


  • Working with staff together on the same presentation through desktop computers or online
  • Using the new comments pane to give feedback to others
  • Showing and hiding comments and revisions

File Management

  • Saving PowerPoint presentations as Portable Document Format (PDF) documents
  • Using cloud-based services such as SkyDrive/OneDrive

Apps and Add-ins

  • Apps and add-ins in 2013
  • Availability depending on versions

Register Now for a public course at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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