Master the basics of creating and editing PowerPoint presentations.
Learn to confidently:
Our advanced PowerPoint course for more experienced users.
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Our PowerPoint courses are designed to make you a more confident, capable PowerPoint user. PowerPoint is very widely used and so being a capable MS PowerPoint user is a key career skill for everyone. Our training is deliberately designed to be very hands-on and interactive. We believe that practical, useful skills are best developed through guided practice.
Whether you taking our beginners PowerPoint course or developing your advanced skills, we make sure that you spend plenty of time developing your skills. Our exercises are carefully chosen to focus on the key aspects of each lesson.
PowerPoint is extremely flexible. It gives you complete control over your presentation. In doing so, however, it has to offer users a large number of options, many of which are often held in nested menus. By encouraging you to work independently in PowerPoint we allow you to become familiar with how the various menus are structured, and where different options can be accessed.
PowerPoint is used to produce presentations. It is unrivalled in it’s ability to present information very clearly and bring it to life.
It allows slides to be quickly produced which incorporate diagrams, pictures and videos. Text can be formatted easily either through applying styles or individual characteristics, and a wide range of effects for slide transitions are available. It also allows you to create handouts based on your slide presentations.
As a part of the Microsoft Office suite it integrates very simply with other MS programs like Access, Excel, Project and Word. This allows charts, tables and graphs to be imported and reformatted very quickly.
Our main training centre is in Guildford in the Surrey Technology Centre, very close to the Royal Surrey Hospital.
We also have training centres in London and Manchester. Our London centre is very close to Bank and Monument tube stations, and a short walk from Liverpool St and Cannon Street overland stations. Our Manchester centre is in the centre of Manchester and only a short walk from both Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations.
We are also very happy to provide on-site PowerPoint training at your premises.
PowerPoint is the presentation package contained within the Microsoft Office suite of products. It is available within both Microsoft Office, Office 365 and Office for Mac.
A wide variety of different versions of PowerPoint are still in use. The recent versions of PowerPoint and the differences between them are:
PowerPoint 2016 was a substantial improvement. It achieved this through lots of smaller improvements rather than wholesale changes being made to one area.
For example, there were improvements to Save As to streamline determining the location for your file, multiple new chart types were added (eg waterfall charts) and embedded videos was made far simpler and more reliable.
PowerPoint 2013 was a further useful improvement to PowerPoint.
The landing page was refreshed giving it a fresher look and making it less confusing to users, and was also the first version of PowerPoint to automatically adjust for widescreen monitors.
It allowed faster access to local and online templates, and improved the Presenter view to show the current slide, the next slide and a timer.
This update focused on functionality after the wholesale user interface changes made in previous versions.
PowerPoint 2010 introduced the ability to save your presentation as a video and improved image handling tools. It also introduced using Sections to group your slides, and Screen Capture to quickly create screenshots.
Navigation was improved with the introduction of the File tab in the ribbon, and the ability to customise the ribbon.
This version of PowerPoint introduced the ribbon which was a major change to the user interface.
Other less substantial changes included improvements to SmartArt for constructing diagrams and giving users greater control over documents so that they could mark them as final and stop further edits being made.
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