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 (Holborn, Notting Hill and Croydon) 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 is through studying at one of our training centres in London (Notting Hill, Holborn and Croydon).
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.
Or if you prefer, you can stud from home. 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.
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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:
PowerPoint Course Content
Lesson One: Creating a new blank presentation, entering and editing text, working with bulleted text, the undo/redo button, resetting to default formatting, adding slides, the principles of presentation planning and design, checking spelling, applying different themes, saving a presentation, viewing the presentation as a slide show.
Lesson Two: Understanding the importance of knowing your audience, opening an existing presentation, adding new slides, using different slide layouts, changing the appearance of the text, changing the alignment of paragraphs, using format painter, using variants, slide sorter view, moving slides, deleting slides.
Lesson Three: Creating a themed presentation, background formatting, adding, modifying and removing transition effects, adding and removing transition sounds, applying animation effects, the animation painter, viewing a presentation in Reading view.
Lesson Four: Creating a table, inserting and delete rows and columns, adjusting the table dimensions, merging cells, applying a background, changing the table design, the Draw table tool, inserting a chart and adding spreadsheet data, selecting and changing chart types, layout and style, adding and removing chart elements, selecting, formatting and removing chart elements, repositioning and resizing a chart, switching rows and columns, using a picture as a background.
Lesson Five: Using the ruler, gridlines and guides, working with shapes – drawing, shading, rotating and moving, grouping and formatting, moving and resizing, adding shape effects, changing the order on a slide, adding text, using pictures, merging shapes, formatting the outline; adding multiple animations, using the animation pane.
Lesson Six: SmartArt Graphics – creating, changing the type and layout, adding text and shapes, converting text to a SmartArt graphic, animating SmartArt; Text boxes – inserting and formatting, moving and resizing; WordArt – creating, formatting and enhancing, animating.
Lesson Seven: Using the zoom controls; Photographs – inserting, applying artistic effects and corrections, cropping, compressing; Audio – inserting from a file, using the playback ribbon, removing audio; Video – inserting and linking video files; Hyperlinks – inserting and editing, hyperlinks between slides, using pictures, linking to other files and websites; Action buttons.
Lesson Eight: Autofit, Using data from Word and Excel, moving and resizing placeholders, line spacing, copying text and slides between open presentations, reusing slides, adding footers to the entire presentation/selected slides, slide numbers, adding a date/time, using Notes.
Lesson Nine: Outline view, working with a slide master, multiple slide masters, creating a new theme, using templates, creating new templates, generating and printing handouts
Lesson Ten: Rehearsing slide timings, working with the rehearsal toolbar, changing timings, setting up a slide show, Slide Show view, Presenter view, creating and running a custom slide show, selecting show types.
You can study the Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 course in the following locations:
Can’t get to one of our centres?
Contact us today to find out about our home study options.