This intensive one-day training course is designed to enable users to get to grips with the enhanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint, including a thorough treatment of the ‘Ribbon’ interface. It is entirely ‘hands on’, so delegates will get practice in using the software in a real life and practical way.


The course is intended for established users of Microsoft PowerPoint who want to become productive in the shortest possible time. Delegates should be proficient in using a PC with the Microsoft Windows operating system, with some basic PowerPoint skills.

MODULE 1:  Customising the PowerPoint Interface

  • Getting Acquainted
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Tabs and Groups
  • Customising the Ribbon

MODULE 2:  Creating and Formatting Presentations

  • Using Templates
  • Working with Text Boxes
  • Basic Editing Tools
  • Formatting Text: Effects; Fonts and Spacing
  • Formatting Text: Alignment; Indenting and Lists
  • Advanced Text Tools

MODULE 3:  Adding Shapes and Art to Your Presentation

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Working with Shapes
  • Working with Text and Shapes
  • Advanced Shape Tasks

MODULE 4:  Viewing and Printing Your Presentation

  • Using Layouts and Views
  • Viewing a Slide Show
  • Preparing Your Presentation
  • Printing Your Presentation

MODULE 5:  Adding the Finishing Touches

MODULE 5:  Adding the Finishing Touches

  • Using Themes and Backgrounds
  • Creating Slide Transitions
  • Creating Basic Animations
  • Creating Advanced Animations
  • Slide Masters