Intermediate /Advanced PowerPoint 2010 training – Provisional Course Outline

Advanced PowerPoint 2010 training

Aims of the Intermediate /Advanced PowerPoint 2010 training course

The Intermediate/ Advanced PowerPoint 2010 training course aims to give delegates a greater understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. We provide PowerPoint training at your site in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£295 + VAT
2 - 4 people£475 + VAT
5 - 8 people£595 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates will have improved their skills in using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. They will be able to:

  • Create and edit slides using a variety of layouts and styles
  • Add additional objects to slides
  • Use formatting to create a consistent, sophisticated presentation
  • Understand the elements of good slide design
  • Combine information from other applications into a PowerPoint presentation

The course is of one day’s duration.

How the course is run – This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.

Pre-requisites – Familiarity with the Windows environment, and a basic knowledge of PowerPoint.

Course Outline

Design Considerations

  • Audience and environment
  • Assimilation
  • Delivery


  • Creating and saving a new presentation template
  • Merging slides and presentations
  • Merging a word-processed outline into a presentation
  • Applying background effects to slides
  • Exporting slides in gif, jpeg and bmp formats

Pictures, images and drawn objects

  • Converting pictures to drawn objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping drawn objects
  • Bringing images backwards or forwards
  • Positioning and aligning pictures images and drawn objects
  • Omitting background graphics from slides
  • Applying semi-transparent, 3-D, shadowed and background fill effects to pictures, images and drawn objects
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Adjusting depth of images
  • Cropping and proportionately rescaling an image
  • Rotating, mirroring and flipping an image
  • Applying effects to images
  • Converting an image into greyscale or black and white format
  • Converting an image into a file format such as: bmp, gif, jpeg format
  • Compressing images
  • SmartArt – creating, formatting, changing layout, changing colours
  • Converting PowerPoint text to SmartArt graphics

Charts and graphs

  • Creating a line-column chart on two axes
  • Changing chart type format
  • Changing chart data type for a data series
  • Changing scale of value axis
  • Drawing flowcharts
  • Changing or deleting flowchart shapes
  • Changing connector types between flowchart shapes


  • Inserting sounds and movies
  • Animating objects
  • Changing the sequence of animations in a slide
  • Applying automatic settings so that bulleted points and drawn objects will dim to a specified colour after animation
  • Animating chart elements

Managing presentations

  • Hyperlinks
  • Creating action buttons
  • Applying timings to slide transitions
  • Automatic slide shows
  • Custom slide shows

Linking to other applications

  • Importing and linking data from Excel to charts
  • Importing information from other applications
  • Exporting slides to other applications

Securing and sharing presentations

  • Inserting, reading, editing and deleting comments
  • Using the comment text in the presentation
  • The Document Inspector
  • Packaging a presentation for CD

Setting up a laptop computer and screen projector

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to or filling in our contact form.