Comprehensive and practical, this PowerPoint course will take you from beginner right through to expert level.
In approximately 30 hours of study at one of our Pitman Training centres in London (Notting Hill, Holborn) and Manchester, or from home via distance learning, you’ll learn how to create beautiful, compelling presentations using Microsoft’s exciting PowerPoint package.
And if you choose home study, you don’t need to have the Microsoft PowerPoint software on your laptop or PC, as it’s all accessed by our distance learning online portal.
Who should study our PowerPoint Course?
This PowerPoint course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to intermediates. You don’t even need an eye for design, as PowerPoint gives you so many options to create beautiful presentations.
Students on our PowerPoint courses range from graduates developing their skills in preparation for entering the workplace, to secretaries and PA’s who need to prepare presentations for their bosses, as well as sales and marketing professionals.
How do we train?
You can study for this Microsoft PowerPoint Course in two ways, or through a combination of both.
The first way is through studying at one of our training centres in London (Notting Hill and Holborn) or Manchester.
Our opening hours are really flexible – we’re open daytimes, evenings, as well as every Saturday. You choose when you want to come in to do the course, there are no set times or dates.
In the centre you’ll benefit from the help and support from our friendly trainers if you get stuck.
The second training methodology is home study. This distance learning option is great if you can’t get to one of our centres, and you’ll be pleased to know that our supportive trainers are still only an email or phone call away.
In 13 lessons over approximately 30 hours of self-paced study, you’ll tackle a number of exercises which will enable you to learn the following:
Starting the PowerPoint program, the PowerPoint interface, opening and closing a presentation, running a presentation as a slide show, different PowerPoint views, navigating between slides, adding a slide, saving a presentation, creating a new presentation, entering and editing text, indenting bulleted items, changing the bullet style, using zoom controls, printing slides, repeating the last action, exiting PowerPoint
Planning and designing a presentation, using AutoFit options, deleting a slide, selecting and formatting text, clear formatting, changing case, text alignment, line and paragraph spacing, using Format Painter. using Undo, resizing and moving a placeholder, identifying, applying and resetting slide layouts, using background styles, saving a presentation with a new
Applying a theme, selecting colour and font schemes, saving a custom theme, selecting slides in Slide Sorter view, moving, copying and deleting slides. duplicating slides, re-using slides from another presentation, Find and Replace, Spell Check, adding and removing AutoCorrect items, moving and copying slide content, copying slides from one presentation to another. deleting a custom theme
Selecting and rearranging slides in the outline tab, expanding and collapsing the slide outline, promoting and demoting outline text, inserting slides from a Word outline, creating, editing and formatting notes, adding headers and footers to notes and handouts, using the Notes Master, applying a gradient fill, using the Handout Master, different print options, selecting Page Setup options for slides
Working in Slide Master view, formatting the Slide Master, adding, background styles in the Slide Master, inserting a graphic onto the Slide Master, hiding/displaying background graphics, formatting the layout masters, enabling the footer, date and slide number, applying a theme to a Slide Master, creating a custom layout in Slide Master view, running a slide show from the current slide, hiding and unhiding slides, using the Slide Show Toolbar, creating and running a custom slide show, saving a presentation as a template. creating a new presentation from a template
Drawing and resizing shapes, moving, copying and rotating shapes, drawing and resizing a perfect circle square, specifying shape size and position, selecting multiple objects, grouping and ungrouping objects, aligning objects, viewing gridlines and align objects, applying Quick Styles, changing shape fill, outline and effects, using picture and texture fills, inserting and formatting Clip Art, inserting pictures, cropping pictures using the crop tool, adding a picture to the Slide Master, creating and formatting Word Art
Inserting a chart and entering spreadsheet data, chart type, layout and style, selecting and formatting chart elements, adding and removing chart elements, repositioning and resizing charts, switching rows and columns, changing gridline and axis settings, creating a combination chart, creating and formatting a table, adjusting table dimensions, Inserting and deleting rows and columns, merging table cells, applying a table background, creating tabbed columns using default tabs, removing indent settings
Creating flowchart shapes, selecting shapes using the Selection and Visibility pane, sizing and positioning flowchart shapes, connecting flowchart shapes/changing the connector type, adding, deleting and changing flowchart shapes, creating a SmartArt graphic, adding text and shapes to SmartArt diagrams, moving, resizing and formatting a SmartArt diagram, inserting and formatting a text box, moving and sizing a text box, hanging text box margins, applying columns to a text box, changing text box orientation
Inserting comments, viewing and editing comments, deleting and hiding comments, using Document Inspector, viewing and adding Document Properties, marking a document as Final, setting and removing a password, compressing pictures, saving a presentation in PowerPoint 97-2003 format, using the Compatibility Checker, saving a presentation as a show, saving a presentation as a web page, using package a presentation for CD, saving a slide as an image, adding a digital signature
Adding and removing transition effects, modifying transition effects, applying transition effects to selected slides, adding and removing transition sounds, applying preset animation effects, managing the custom animation pane, adding, changing and removing custom animation, modifying animation effects, selecting entrance, emphasis and exit effects, selecting and modifying motion paths, using start settings, changing the order of animation effects, adding sound to animation effects
Enhancing pictures using artistic effects, cropping pictures using the crop tool, using gridlines to position an image, adding a picture to the background, changing the order of objects on the slide, adding a picture to the slide master, inserting and linking a video from a file, formatting an inserted video, inserting and using bookmarks in video clips, shortening, cropping and resizing a video clip, applying a title frame to a video clip, animating the video, linking a video file, inserting a clipart video, inserting audio from clipart and a file
Inserting hyperlinks between slides, using pictures as hyperlinks, inserting hyperlinks to another file, editing hyperlinks, removing a digital signature, inserting hyperlinks to an external website (URL), copying data from other programs, embedding files from other programs, linking objects, updating links in a presentation, breaking a link, understanding the difference between embedded objects and linked objects, hyperlinks, copy and paste, embedding and linking, creating and formatting Action Buttons
Setting and changing times for selected slides, rehearsing slide timings and working with the rehearsal toolbar, selecting show types, turning off animation, creating a photo album, editing a photo album, inserting a soundtrack from a file, setting up a soundtrack to play across slides, compressing media files
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