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MS Powerpoint "Beyond the Basics"

Start Date Tuesday, 20th March 2018
Duration 1 day
Start & Finish Time 9.30am - 5pm
Trainer e-Bridge
Places 9
Location TBC
Members Fee €130.00
Non-Members Fee €170.00

Book a place on this course

To book a place on this course, please complete the following online form.


Learn how to produce and run professional looking slide shows. This course reviews the basics of PowerPoint to quickly run through shortcuts and speed keys, working from text based slide content through to alternative options - inserting ClipArt, pictures, photos, diagrams, movie clips etc.

Then it looks at formatting the slide show including applying PowerPoint design templates and creating your own design templates for future use. Once the content is complete, you will then look at adding the finishing touches to the slide show by adding Custom Animation.

Learn then how to run the slide show in the most professional way possible through the use of some simple keys.


This course looks at the basics of slide content from text based slides through to inserting ClipArt, pictures, photos, movie clips etc. We will also look at formatting the slide show in a number of different ways including applying PowerPoint design templates.

A number of alternative slide layouts are available to the standard bulleted list layout – we will explore some of these options including the use of various different diagrams. Once the content is complete, we will then look at adding the finishing touches to your slide show by adding Custom Animation. Learn then how to run the slide show in the most professional way possible through the use of some simple keys. Most importantly, learn the Dos and Don’ts of PowerPoint.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for those who are already familiar with the basics of MS PowerPoint and would now like to build on that knowledge. Previous experience of using MS PowerPoint is required.

Limited free places are available for those who are unemployed. Please visit our website for details of eligibility and other terms & conditions, or contact Aoife Dunne, Training Administrator ( to discuss.



- The Do’s and Don’ts of PowerPoint
- Run through Basics
- PowerPoint Speed Keys

Working With Slides

- Creating a new slide / slide layouts
- Working with Bullet Points
- Navigating the presentation
- Moving & resizing placeholders / objects

Formatting the Presentation

- Formatting text, fill colours and lines
- Copying formats
- Changing the background colour of a slide(s)
- Working with the slide master
- Creating a Header / Footer / Slide Numbers
- Adding floating text
- Applying a standard design template

Logos / Clipart / Pictures

- Inserting a logo on a slide / slide master
- Inserting Clipart & Pictures
- Editing / Cropping images etc.

Working with Charts

- Creating Charts
- Formatting chart elements
- Changing the chart type
- Working with the chart toolbar
- Editing a chart


- Inserting SmartArt
- Editing and formatting SmartArt
- Changing Layout/Design etc.

Drawing Tools

- Working with drawing tools
- Grouping / ungrouping objects
- Re-Order Objects
- Working with WordArt


- Inserting Audio Clips
- Inserting Movie Clips

Adding the Finishing Touches

- Working in slide sorter view
- Creating notes pages

Creating a Slide Show

- Applying Transitions & Builds
- Working with custom animation - Entrance / Exit / Emphasis / Motion Paths
- Running the slide show
- Options available when running a show
- Tips & Tricks

Other Presentation Output

- Printing the presentation - Slides / Handouts / Notes Pages

Entry Requirements

No previous experience of MS PowerPoint is required; however, it is important that those attending have a good working knowledge of other Microsoft applications e.g. MS Word or Excel.

About this form

The purpose of this booking form is to gather profile information about participants on programmes funded by Skillnets from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education & Skills (DES). Only aggregated participant data will be reported to the DES. Separately, Skillnets will inform the Department of Social Protection (DSP) about the attendance of individuals in receipt of income support from DSP on short courses (i.e. 20 days or less). This is part of an arrangement with the Department, which supports the participation of its clients on Skillnets programmes.

Please Note: The number of free places available on this course are limited, and may already be allocated. In filling in this form, you are requesting a place on this course as opposed to making a confirmed booking. A member of our training team will be in touch closer to the course start date to advise if we are in a position to offer you a place on this course. If we are not able to offer you a place on this course, your request will be kept on file for future courses.

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