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This course looks at using WordArt, drawing tools, creating templates, speaker notes, organization charts, creating and editing diagrams, creating a photo album, adding sound and movies, transitions, basic animation, and basic slide shows.

Course Outline
So you can create a half-decent presentation, but shouldn't it be really good? This course teaches you the PowerPoint techniques that make your talks really pop.

With animation, interesting ways to show your points, and the ability to keep your audience focused by controlling the flow of information, you€'ll be able to battle the number one thing that keeps your point from getting across: boredom.

Detailed List of Topics

Creating Fancy Text Frames With WordArt
Formatting WordArt Objects
Drawing Tools (Advanced Look)
Review Of How To Draw Shapes
Using & Changing AutoShapes
Select, Moving, Sizing, Nudging, Deleting
Adding Text to Shapes
Copy & Duplicate, Effects, Gradient, Shadow, 3D
Group, Ungroup, Regroup
Forward & Back / Grids & Guides
Nudge, Align & Distribute
Flipping, Reroute Connectors, Edit Points

Advanced ClipArt

Ungrouping & Changing ClipArt
Making Your Own ClipArt

Modify a Theme
Create a Theme
Background Styles

Advanced Templates
Slide Master & Title Master
When a Slide Does Not Follow the Master
Editing Template & Master Pages
Slide Backgrounds
Creating New Master Pages
Apply Different Design Templates/Masters to Slides
Custom Slide Layouts
Creating & Saving Custom Templates
Creating a New Presentation with the Template
Applying Custom Template to Existing Presentation

SmartArt Graphics
Change Layout and Colours
Choose a Layout

Organization Charts
Creating Organization Charts
Extending The Size Of The Organization
Adding an Assistant
Selecting Chart Styles
Changing Boxes, Lines, and Text
Organization Chart Layouts

Speaker Notes
Working In Speaker Notes View
Printing Speaker Notes

Creating a Photo Album
Selecting Pictures
Adding Text Boxes
Picture Options
Picture Layout

Introduction to Transitions & Animations
Selecting Effects
Setting Options
Adding Sound
Advancing Slides
Animating Bulleted or Numbered Lists
Modifying Animation Effects
Other Animation Choices
Animation Schemes

Adding Sounds & Movies
Inserting Sounds
Altering How Sounds Play & Display
Adding Movies
Altering How Movies Play & Display
Play Settings

Slide Shows (Basic Overview)
Running a Show
Setup & Options
Pen Pointer Options

Prerequisites & Certificates

Understanding of PowerPoint Introduction topics.

Certificates offered

Participants receive with this course: * courseware (notes on all topics covered, along with exercises used during course). * a certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
A full 5 business days notice is required to change or cancel any course date.

Once payment has been received, a credit will be held in your account if we have received sufficient notice of your cancellation or date change (we do not provide refunds). If insufficient notice is received, the entire fee or Tickets for that course date will be charged.

There is no charge for substitutions. If you cannot attend your course and cannot provide the 3 business days notice, you can send someone else in your place with no penalty.

Course Retake

If you cannot provide 5 business days notice of cancellation, you may take the course at a later date at no further charge with the following conditions.

1. You must take the course within 6 months of the original course date (no exceptions). After that time, the full course fee will be charged again.

2. Registration is on a stand-by basis only. If the course date you select becomes fully booked you will be asked to choose another date, which must be within 6 months of the original course date.

3. If you need to change or cancel your free re-take course, we must receive a full 5 business days notice of the change. If insufficient notice is received, this offer no longer applies and the full course fee will be charged again, should you choose to book another date.

4. This course is not transferable to another person. It must be taken by the same person who was scheduled for the original course.

5. This offer applies to the same course only (same software program, same course level and the same software version as was originally booked).
Map & Reviews
Excel Training Toronto
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I was the only pupil in the class. The instructor could have learned about me (my employer, job description, background in PPT) beforehand, or just asked me -- I told him I don't use PPT on an everyday basis and he assumed I was a beginner and started telling me I should be in the beginner course and scolded me for "not reading course descriptions" before enrolling. I found his assessment to be inaccurate and a bit insulting... just because I don't use PPT every day in my current role doesn't mean I can't insert a text box!
Reviewed by 2013
I would love to take this course for Level two with same instructor Tina.
Reviewed by 2012
Too much material to cover, did not really learn what I went for. One hour is way too long a break, especially since you can't work on your own, you need the instructor to be present. We went to learn, not eat.
Reviewed by 2011

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