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Intermediate /Advanced PowerPoint 2016 training – Provisional Course Outline

Advanced PowerPoint 2016 training

Aims of the Intermediate /Advanced PowerPoint 2016 training course

The Intermediate/ Advanced PowerPoint 2016 training course aims to give delegates a greater understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. We provide Microsoft PowerPoint training at your site in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£315 + VAT
2 - 4 people£495 + VAT
5 - 8 people£645 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates will have improved their skills in using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. 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
  • Presenter view
  • 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 info@archwayct.co.uk or filling in our contact form.

PowerPoint training Dorset locations include:

Bournemouth Poole Sherborne Shaftesbury
Gillingham Christchurch Ferndown Wimborne
Blandford Forum Dorchester Weymouth Verwood
Merley Wareham Bridport Lulworth
St Leonards

PowerPoint training Wiltshire locations include:

Salisbury Swindon Trowbridge Chippenham
Devizes Marlborough Warminster Tisbury
Melksham Westbury Corsham Amesbury
Tidworth Bradford-on-Avon Bulford Camp Porton
Calne Highworth Wootton Bassett Wroughton

PowerPoint training Hampshire locations include:

Southampton Winchester Portsmouth Basingstoke
Andover Petersfield Ringwood Havant
Gosport Farnborough Aldershot Romsey
Eastleigh Fleet Alton Fareham
Totton Hedge End Stubbington Bishop’s Waltham
Bursledon Denmead Hook Horndean

PowerPoint training Somerset locations include:

Bath Yeovil Wincanton Frome
Taunton Weston-Super-Mare Midsomer Norton Shepton Mallet
Radstock Paulton Bridgwater Burnham-on-Sea
Chard Cheddar Clevedon Crewkerne