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Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 2

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  NZD 435 exc GST
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Why study this course

This course is designed for users who are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint beyond creating basic presentations.

This course builds on the introductory skills of PowerPoint Level 1. You will learn how to use themes, templates, slide masters, charts, animations and transitions, how to work collaboratively, and more.

Note: PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2021, and PowerPoint 365 are all desktop application versions of Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2019, and PowerPoint 2021 are the perpetual, bought-outright, stand-alone versions of the software; PowerPoint 365 is the subscription-based version. Anyone working with any of these versions will be able to successfully complete this course. Throughout this course you will be using the desktop app; the course does not cover use of the web/online app.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create and work effectively with themes

  • View and modify slide masters

  • Create and use custom templates

  • Create and work with tables

  • Create and work with charts

  • Insert and edit images

  • Edit inserted images

  • Insert and work with different types of media

  • Create animations in a presentation

  • Set up a presentation for the required presentation mode

  • Save and share your presentations in other formats

  • Use the features of PowerPoint to work collaboratively with others

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for users who are keen to broaden their understanding and knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint. It is ideal for people who work in areas where effective presenting of information is important.

Course subjects


  • Understanding Themes

  • Applying a Theme

  • Changing the Theme Colours

  • Creating Custom Theme Colours

  • Changing the Theme Fonts

  • Changing the Slide Background

  • Saving a Customised Theme

  • Using a Customised Theme

  • Deleting a Customised Theme

Slide Masters

  • Understanding Slide Masters

  • Viewing the Slide Master

  • Changing the Master Font

  • Modifying Bullets

  • Inserting an Image

  • Applying Slide Transitions to the Slide Master

  • Inserting Slide Numbers

  • Creating Custom Slide Layouts

  • Modifying Slide Layouts


  • Understanding Templates

  • Setting a Custom Templates Location

  • Using an Existing Template

  • Creating a Template From a Template

  • Saving a Custom Template

  • Creating a Template From a Theme

  • Modifying a Template

  • Using a Custom Template


  • Inserting a Table Using the Ribbon

  • Inserting Rows and Columns

  • Applying a Table Style

  • Merging and Splitting Cells

  • Adjusting Column Widths

  • Adjusting Row Heights

  • Resizing and Positioning a Table

  • Formatting Table Data

  • Aligning Table Data

  • Applying Borders

  • Applying Shading


  • Understanding Charts

  • Inserting a Chart Using the Ribbon

  • Changing the Chart Type

  • Chart Elements

  • Using Quick Layouts

  • Understanding Chart Buttons

  • Changing the Layout of Chart Elements

  • Applying a Chart Style

  • Understanding the Chart Format Panes

  • Formatting Chart Elements

  • Editing a Data Series

  • Hiding Data Series

  • Working With Pie Charts


  • Understanding Pictures

  • Understanding Online Pictures

  • Working With PowerPoint Designer

  • Inserting a Picture From File

  • Inserting an Online Picture

  • Resizing an Image

  • Positioning an Image

  • Rotating and Flipping Images

  • Inserting a Screenshot

  • Inserting a Screen Clip

  • Creating a Photo Album

Enhancing Images

  • Understanding Picture Enhancements

  • The Format Picture Pane

  • Removing an Image Background

  • Applying Colour Corrections

  • Recolouring an Image

  • Applying a Picture Style

  • Applying Picture Effects

  • Applying Artistic Effects

  • Cropping an Image

Media and Action Buttons

  • Understanding Media in PowerPoint

  • Inserting an Online Video

  • Inserting an Audio Clip

  • Formatting Media Clips

  • Editing Audio Clips

  • Optimising and Compressing Media

  • Understanding Action Buttons

  • Inserting Action Buttons

Animations and Transitions

  • Understanding Animation

  • Animating Text

  • Animating Objects

  • Applying Multiple Effects

  • Applying Motion Paths

  • The Animation Pane

  • Setting the Timing

  • Animating SmartArt Graphics

  • Using Slide Transitions

Setting up the Show

  • About Self Running Presentations

  • Recording a Slide Show

  • Setting Up a Self Running Presentation

  • Rehearsing Timings

  • Setting Up a Speaker-Led Show

  • Creating a Custom Show

  • Understanding Presenter View

  • Using Presenter View

Saving and Sharing Presentations

  • Packaging Presentations for CD

  • Saving a Presentation as a PDF Document

  • Saving a Presentation as a Video

  • Sending a Presentation via Email

  • Presenting a Slide Show Online

  • Saving to a Storage Device

Working Collaboratively

  • Co-Authoring Documents

  • Saving to OneDrive

  • Sharing Presentations

  • Opening Shared Presentations


This course assumes a basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as a basic understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

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The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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