Intermediate/Advanced MS PowerPoint

If you’re looking for really great Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint training you’re in the right place.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored, Microsoft Intermediate/Advanced PowerPoint training course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere.

This course will look at elements of good slide design and considering the needs of different audiences. You will look at creation of templates and use of the slide master to ensure consistency in a presentation. You will work with images, audio and video.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Microsoft PowerPoint training will be given on your site
  • You get to keep the manuals – Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint training manuals are provided as PDFs
  • We can train using your own Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • We can assess all learners in advance for free
  • Our courses are never cancelled


Course TypeCost per day
1 to 1 training$495 + GST
2 to 3 delegate $895 + GST
4 to 5 delegates$1295 + GST
6 to 8 delegates$1595 + GST

Prices are PER DAY, and NOT per-person! E.g. if there’s 5 people on the course, you pay $1295 + GST.

Other Microsoft PowerPoint training courses

For further details, please fill in the contact form. If you are ready to book, please fill in the contact form with your first and second choice of date – if we cannot accommodate these dates we will arrange a mutually convenient date within 24 hours.

Introduction PowerPoint Training

Aims of the Intermediate /Advanced PowerPoint course

This course aims to give delegates a greater understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint. Course Objectives On completion of the course delegates will have improved their skills in using Microsoft PowerPoint. They will be able to:

  • Create and edit slides using a variety of layouts and styles
  • Add additional objects to slides
  • Use formatting to create a consistent, sophisticated presentation
  • Understand the elements of good slide design
  • Combine information for other applications into a PowerPoint presentationThe course is of one day’s duration.

How the course is run

This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.


Familiarity with the Windows environment, and a basic knowledge of PowerPoint.

Design Considerations

  • Audience and environment
  • Assimilation
  • Delivery


  • Creating and saving a new presentation template
  • Merging slides and presentations
  • Merging a word-processed outline into a presentation
  • Applying background effects to slides
  • Exporting slides in gif, jpeg and bmp formats

Pictures, images and drawn objects

  • Converting pictures to drawn objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping drawn objects
  • Bringing images backwards or forwards
  • Positioning and aligning pictures images and drawn objects
  • Omitting background graphics from slides
  • Applying semi-transparent, 3-D, shadowed and background fill effects to pictures, images and drawn objects
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Adjusting depth of images
  • Cropping and proportionately rescaling an image
  • Rotating, mirroring and flipping an image
  • Applying effects to images
  • Converting an image into greyscale or black and white format
  • Converting an image into a file format such as: bmp, gif, jpeg format
  • Compressing images
  • SmartArt – creating, formatting, changing layout, changing colours
  • Converting PowerPoint text to SmartArt graphics

Charts and graphs

  • Creating a line-column chart on two axes
  • Changing chart type format
  • Changing chart data type for a data series
  • Changing scale of value axis
  • Drawing flowcharts
  • Changing or deleting flowchart shapes
  • Changing connector types between flowchart shapes


  • Inserting sounds and movies
  • Animating objects
  • Changing the sequence of animations in a slide
  • Applying automatic settings so that bulleted points and drawn objects will dim to a specified colour after animation
  • Animating chart elements

Managing presentations

  • Hyperlinks
  • Creating action buttons
  • Applying timings to slide transitions
  • Automatic slide shows
  • Custom slide shows

Linking to other applications

  • Importing and linking data from Excel to charts
  • Importing information from other applications
  • Exporting slides to other applications

Securing and sharing presentations

  • Inserting, reading, editing and deleting comments
  • Using the comment text in the presentation
  • The Document Inspector
  • Packaging a presentation for CD
  • Setting up a laptop computer and screen projector