Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced

PowerPoint Training Series | Level 2

Course Details

Duration: 2 days (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): Live classroom (LC) | Virtual classroom (VC)

Course Dates: September 9/10, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $495 CDN per person (Virtual classroom), $545 CDN per person (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $595 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

Live classroom courses: Our instructor-led live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

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

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Course Overview

Make your PowerPoint presentations stand out and learn lots of time-saving strategies during this hands-on course. Students will create presentations using outlines, built-in and custom themes, custom masters and templates. Images, drawing objects, SmartArt, tables and charts will be inserted on slides and formatted in various ways. Many different types of animations and transitions will be applied and participants will run slide shows using different techniques. Videos, sounds and hyperlinks will also be added to presentations to bring them to the next level. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft PowerPoint courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files (new samples added frequently)
  • 5+ professionally designed templates
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Key PowerPoint Concepts

  • Quickly navigating between PowerPoint’s different views
  • PowerPoint best practices
  • Rearranging a presentation in the Slide Sorter and Normal View
  • Creating slides with different layouts
  • Working with outlines
  • Reapplying layouts
  • Navigating and selecting using keyboard shortcuts

Customizing PowerPoint

  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar and adding custom buttons
  • Recommended buttons
  • Setting important PowerPoint options

Working with Themes

  • Understanding theme components
  • Applying themes to presentations
  • Using font, color, effect and overall themes
  • Understanding the difference between themes and templates
  • Importing a theme from another presentation or template
  • Creating and saving custom font, color or overall themes

Creating and Editing Slide Masters and Layouts

  • Editing the slide master and layouts in the Slide Master View
  • Changing slide master or layout backgrounds
  • Adding footers, dates, slide numbers and logos on the slide master or layouts
  • Creating custom slide layouts in the Slide Master View
  • Preserving the slide master (and why to preserve)
  • Importing masters from other presentations or templates
  • Avoiding rogue layouts

Inserting and Formatting Images

  • Inserting and resizing images proportionally
  • Nudging images using keyboard shortcuts
  • Cropping images and controlling image placement
  • Adjusting picture brightness and contrast
  • Applying a different color to a picture
  • Blurring images
  • Removing backgrounds from images in different ways
  • Combining effects to focus attention
  • Making an image transparent
  • Reducing file size by compressing images

Creating Shapes, SmartArt and WordArt

  • Drawing, resizing and formatting shapes in PowerPoint
  • Duplicating shapes using shortcuts
  • Using shortcuts to copy formatting to one or more shapes
  • Inserting SmartArt to create  cycle diagrams, Venn diagrams and organization charts
  • Formatting SmartArt objects
  • Creating different text effects with WordArt
  • BONUS EXTRAS: Applying a spotlight and other tricks to focus on part of an image or slide area by combining drawing objects and animations

Displaying Information in Tables

  • Inserting and formatting tables
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Resizing rows and columns
  • Applying table styles and other formatting
  • Importing Excel worksheets into a slide as a table or an object

Visualizing Data using Charts

  • Inserting a chart on a PowerPoint slide
  • Changing chart type
  • Editing a chart’s datasheet and returning to PowerPoint
  • Understanding color in charts
  • Applying different formats to chart elements
  • Using tips and tricks when working with charts
  • Reusing chart formatting

Animating Text, Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt and Charts

  • Adding entrance, exit and emphasis animation effects to text, pictures and shapes
  • Adding motion path animations
  • Setting effect options
  • Animating multiple objects and adding multiple animations
  • Removing animations
  • Animating charts and strategies for chart animation issues
  • BONUS EXTRA: Quickly copying animations from one object to another

Inserting, Formatting and Managing Audio and Video

  • Inserting video and sound into presentations
  • Controlling playback settings of video and audio
  • Embedding vs linking videos and audio
  • Trimming video and audio files
  • Changing the brightness, contrast and color of videos
  • Selecting a starting frame for a video
  • Adding and removing bookmarks in video and audio objects
  • Playing videos and sounds from a bookmarked location
  • BONUS EXTRA: Inserting text to appear at specific times over videos during a slide show

Creating Interactive Presentations Using Hyperlinks

  • Inserting hyperlinks to other slides, presentations, web sites or other files such as an Excel worksheet
  • Using different types of hyperlinks
  • Editing and formatting hyperlinks
  • Adding hyperlinks on masters and layouts
  • Creating a main menu slide with hyperlinks

Importing Slides and Content

  • Importing slides from other PowerPoint presentations in different ways
  • Benefits of reusing vs copying slides
  • Importing an outline from Microsoft Word and creating presentations automatically
  • Dealing with formatting issues when importing from Microsoft Word

Running Slide Shows Efficiently

  • Running slide shows and using tips and tricks to control the show
  • Jumping to a specific slide during a slide show
  • Applying transition effects that appear during a slide show
  • Controlling timing

Running Custom Shows

  • Creating different custom shows for multiple audiences
  • Running a custom show using different strategies
  • Updating shows

*Prices subject to change

Our instructor-led courses are delivered in virtual classroom format or at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some live classroom courses may also be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca if you'd like to arrange custom training on a date that's convenient for you.

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Upcoming Training
Course
Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced (in Toronto or online in virtual classroom format)
Location
Avantix Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Next course starts
September 9, 2021
Next course ends
September 10, 2021

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