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Microsoft PowerPoint

Improve your Microsoft PowerPoint knowledge with two levels of structured IT training from Optimum.

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Training methods available:

Training available for Microsoft PowerPoint versions:
2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Overview

Optimum has been offering Microsoft PowerPoint training from our central London training facility for nearly 20 years – providing two levels of training certification.

Level 1 is for new users to Microsoft PowerPoint, showing delegates how to create effective presentations incorporating text, illustrations, tables and graphs.

Level 2 is then aimed at the more experienced PowerPoint user, training on the full potential of the software system. Delegates on each course are provided with a detailed user reference guide, allowing them to practice their new-found skills following the training session.

These courses are offering on a closed-course basis, held at a time, date and location to suit your needs.

 

PowerPoint Level 1

Overview:

This task-based, hands-on course is suitable for new users of PowerPoint who want to be able to create effective presentations incorporating text, illustrations, tables and graphs.

Duration:

1 Day

Requirements:

You need to have basic Windows skills, including being able to save and retrieve documents, copy and move information, and be confident with a keyboard and mouse.

Objectives:

  • Create, save and amend a presentation
  • Create slides using text, drawings, charts and graphs
  • Apply designs using built-in templates
  • Print slides, notes and handouts.

Content:

Getting started:
Starting PowerPoint; understanding the PowerPoint command bars and menus; common tasks bar; applying and customising different views; different ways to get help

Working with text:
Selecting a slide layout; using placeholders; free-form text; adding, removing and modifying bullets and numbering; controlling layout with line spacing and text anchors; formatting techniques; indents and spacing; moving text around; using outline view to map out a presentation

Proofing tools:
Automatic error detection and correction; controlling AutoCorrect; using and controlling spell check as you work; checking for presentation consistency with Style Check

Navigation techniques:
Moving quickly from slide to slide; using outline view or slide sorter to modify the running order of a presentation

Drawings and graphics:
Different techniques to create tabular layouts; inserting and modifying a table; adding borders and shading to a table

Design templates:
Selecting a built-in design template; creating and modifying a colour scheme; modifying slide masters with text, drawings or pictures; creating and using a presentation template

Graphs and charts:
Creating various types of charts; enhancing charts with colour, textures and pictures; inserting and modifying an organisation chart

Printing:
Printing a presentation; choosing colour or black and white output; printing speaker’s notes and handouts

PowerPoint Level 2

Overview:

This course is specifically designed for experienced users to explore the full potential of PowerPoint. Time is generally available for delegates to raise specific questions relating to their own presentations.

Duration:

1 Day

Requirements:

To attend this course you must be able to create, save and amend a presentation; create agenda and summary slides; apply designs using built-in templates; print slides, notes and handouts.

Objectives:

  • Incorporate data from Office applications into a presentation
  • Design and modify presentation templates
  • Define transitions and animations for multimedia presentations
  • Create agenda and summary slides
  • Create interactive presentations using action buttons and hyperlinks
  • Use PowerPoint to create and publish web pages
  • Customise toolbars and default settings

Content:

PowerPoint essentials review:
A short review of presentation techniques: working with text: drawing techniques and effects: charts and graphs: applying design templates

Working with other applications:
Importing an outline from Word: exporting a presentation to a Word document: using Excel data to create charts: embedding charts from Excel

Design templates:
Creating and using slide and title masters; designing a slide colour scheme and background; converting a presentation into a template

Special techniques:
Creating an agenda and summary slide; using action buttons to navigate through a presentation; using Slide Finder; inserting hyperlinks to other slides; settings for an interactive presentation

Slide shows:
Preparing a slideshow; using animation and build effects; animating objects and charts; using sounds; setting timings; rehearsing a presentation; running an on-screen presentation without PowerPoint

PowerPoint and Internet:
Saving a presentation as HTML; creating a web page from a Kiosk presentation; using the Internet Assistant and Animation Player

Customising PowerPoint:
Setting preferences and file locations; customising command bars; automating tasks with macros