Business Excellence Skillnet

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DATES: Tuesday 4th November 2014

TIMES: Registration 9.15 Training starts at  9.30 am – 4.30 pm

LOCATION: Training Point Raheen Industrial Estate Raheen Limerick

COST: €€100 member; €130 non member (per person) Regular cost €180.50
(Courseware Manual / Certificate and Lunch & Light Refreshments Included in price)

Programme Overview

This Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced training course is a 1 Day public programme, designed to guide candidates through the more advanced features of Ms PowerPoint and prepare very professional and structured presentations. Microsoft PowerPoint contains many new features that allow you to build and enhance presentations. This course will guide participants through the more advanced features and show how to exploit these features with your creative capability. The course involves hands-on exercises with a series of specially prepared examples to help the delegates be more confident working with PowerPoint.

Training Content

Customising and Compatibility Issues

• Modifying PowerPoint Options

• Compatibility Issues When Saving a Presentation

• Saving a Presentation As a Template

• Customised Templates

PowerPoint Sections

• Creating & Renaming Sections

• Collapsing & Expanding Sections

• Reordering Sections

• Removing Sections

Slide Masters

• What is a slide master?

• Inserting a picture (clipart) into a master slide

• Inserting an image (from a file) into a master slide

• Inserting a shape into a master slide

• Removing a graphic from a master slide

• Creating a footer

• Automatic slide numbering

• Inserting dates into the footer

•Inserting Slide Masters

• Editing a Customised Slide Master

• Customised Slide Masters


• Applying Themes

• Modifying a Themes

• Setting the Default Theme

• Deleting a Theme

• Modifying a Template

Formatting Pictures & Images

• Removing a Picture Background
• Colouring Pictures

• Artistic Effects

• Picture Styles

• Picture Brightness and Contrast

• Compressing Pictures

• Resetting a Picture

• SmartArt & Pictures

Manipulating Graphics

• Ruler and Gridlines

• Snapping to the Grid and Grid Spacing

• Positioning a Graphic Relative to the Top-Left Corner of a Slide

• Distributing Graphics on a slide

• Cropping a Graphic

• Re-Scaling Pictures

• Background Graphics

Formatting AutoShapes

• AutoShape Background Fill Effects

• AutoShape Transparency Effects

• AutoShape Shape Effects

• AutoShapes Format Painter

• AutoShape Defaults

Slide Shows

• Running a slide show

• Adding Slide show transition effects

• Removing transition effects

• Adding slide show animation effects

• Modifying slide show animation effects

• Removing animation effects

• Hiding slides

• Displaying hidden slides within a slide show

• Organisation Chart

• Cycle Diagram

• Pyramid Diagram

• Flowchart

• Chart Title, Legend, Labels & Axes Labels

• Changing Chart Type

• Chart Gap and Overlaps

• Using Images In Chart Columns / Rows

• Axis Scales

Video and Audio

• Video Special Effects

• Trimming Video

• Video Looping

• Using Audio


• Animation Effects

• Animation Triggers

• Animation Painter

• Custom Animation Effects

• Custom Animation Sequence

• Animating Chart Columns By Series

• Animating, or Not Animating, the Chart Grid and Legend

• Animating SmartArt

Linking and Embedding

• Action Buttons

• Linking and Updating Objects

• Breaking a Link

• Inserting a Link to a Graphics File

• Embedding Data Into a slide

• Editing or Deleting Embedded Data


• Creating and Editing Hyperlinks

Merging, Comparing & Exporting

• Merging all the slides from one Presentation Into another Presentation

• Comparing Presentations

• Saving a Slide as a graphics File

• Using the Screen Shot Feature

Sharing Presentations
• Marking As Final
• Permissions – Encrypting With a Password
• Saving As a PDF Format

Presentation Design & Compatibility

• Planning Your Presentation

• The Accessibility Checker

• The Document Inspector

• The Compatibility Checker


Training Company Name

Training Point

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria

Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills



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