Microsoft PowerPoint Course: Level 2

Microsoft PowerPoint courses in Sydney. Take your presentations to the next level.

Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the world’s leading business presentation software applications. In our Microsoft PowerPoint courses, learn to create engaging slideshows and presentations. Learn Microsoft PowerPoint with Microsoft PowerPoint courses in Sydney – created for you by the University of Newcastle.

This Microsoft PowerPoint course is designed for users who are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge of the software beyond creating basic presentations and features covered in Microsoft PowerPoint Course: Level 1.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Microsoft PowerPoint training course you should be able to:

  1. Create and work effectively with themes.
  2. View and modify slide masters.
  3. Create and use custom templates.
  4. Create and work with tables.
  5. Create and work with charts.
  6. Insert and edit images.
  7. Edit inserted images.
  8. Insert and work with different types of media.
  9. Create animations in a presentation.
  10. Set up a presentation for the required presentation mode.
  11. Save and share your presentations in other formats.
  12. Use the features of PowerPoint to work collaboratively with others.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this Microsoft PowerPoint course:

Microsoft PowerPoint Themes

  • Understanding Themes.
  • Applying a Theme.
  • Changing the Theme Colours.
  • Creating Custom Theme Colours.
  • Changing the Theme Fonts.
  • Changing the Slide Background.
  • Saving a Customised Theme.
  • Using a Customised Theme.
  • Deleting a Customised Theme.

Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Masters

  • Understanding Slide Masters.
  • Viewing the Slide Master.
  • Changing the Master Font.
  • Modifying Bullets.
  • Inserting an Image.
  • Applying Slide Transitions to the Slide Master.
  • Inserting Slide Numbers.
  • Creating Custom Slide Layouts.
  • Modifying Slide Layouts.

Microsoft PowerPoint Templates

  • Understanding Templates.
  • Setting a Custom Templates Location.
  • Using an Existing Template.
  • Creating a Template From a Template.
  • Saving a Custom Template.
  • Creating a Template From a Theme.
  • Modifying a Template.
  • Using a Custom Template.

Tables in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Inserting a Table Using the Ribbon.
  • Inserting Rows and Columns.
  • Applying a Table Style.
  • Merging and Splitting Cells.
  • Adjusting Column Widths.
  • Adjusting Row Heights.
  • Resizing and Positioning a Table.
  • Formatting Table Data.
  • Aligning Table Data.
  • Applying Borders.
  • Applying Shading.

Charts in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Understanding Charts.
  • Inserting a Chart Using the Ribbon.
  • Changing the Chart Type.
  • Chart Elements.
  • Using Quick Layouts.
  • Understanding Chart Buttons.
  • Changing the Layout of Chart Elements.
  • Applying a Chart Style.
  • Understanding the Chart Format Panes.
  • Formatting Chart Elements.
  • Editing a Data Series.
  • Hiding Data Series.
  • Working With Pie Charts.

Images in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Understanding Pictures.
  • Understanding Online Pictures.
  • Working With PowerPoint Designer.
  • Inserting a Picture From File.
  • Inserting an Online Picture.
  • Resizing an Image.
  • Positioning an Image.
  • Rotating and Flipping Images.
  • Inserting a Screenshot.
  • Inserting a Screen Clip.
  • Creating a Photo Album.

Enhancing Images in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Understanding Picture Enhancements.
  • The Format Picture Pane.
  • Removing an Image Background.
  • Applying Colour Corrections.
  • Recolouring an Image.
  • Applying a Picture Style.
  • Applying Picture Effects.
  • Applying Artistic Effects.
  • Cropping an Image.

Microsoft PowerPoint Media and Action Buttons

  • Understanding Media in PowerPoint.
  • Inserting an Online Video.
  • Inserting an Audio Clip.
  • Formatting Media Clips.
  • Editing Audio Clips.
  • Optimising and Compressing Media.
  • Understanding Action Buttons.
  • Inserting Action Buttons.

Microsoft PowerPoint Animations and Transitions

  • Understanding Animation.
  • Animating Text.
  • Animating Objects.
  • Applying Multiple Effects.
  • Applying Motion Paths.
  • The Animation Pane.
  • Setting the Timing.
  • Animating SmartArt Graphics.
  • Using Slide Transitions.

Setting Up the Show using Microsoft PowerPoint

  • About Self Running Presentations.
  • Recording a Slide Show.
  • Setting Up a Self Running Presentation.
  • Rehearsing Timings.
  • Setting Up a Speaker-Led Show.
  • Creating a Custom Show.
  • Understanding Presenter View.
  • Using Presenter View.

Saving and Sharing Presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Packaging Presentations for CD.
  • Saving a Presentation as a PDF Document.
  • Saving a Presentation as a Video.
  • Sending a Presentation via Email.
  • Presenting a Slide Show Online.
  • Saving to a Storage Device.

Working Collaboratively with Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Co-Authoring Documents.
  • Saving to OneDrive.
  • Sharing Presentations.
  • Opening Shared Presentations.

Intended Audience

Providing comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Microsoft PowerPoint, this PowerPoint course is ideal for new or existing users seeking to learn PowerPoint tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Microsoft PowerPoint course is presented as instructor-led computer-based training in a Microsoft Windows environment. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples.

Course Prerequisites

This Microsoft PowerPoint course assumes a basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system such as navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening files, saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

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