Microsoft PowerPoint-Beyond the Basics (Fully Booked)

  • Event: Microsoft PowerPoint-Beyond the Basics (Fully Booked)
  • Date: 11/02/2016
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue: Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co Clare,
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This course is suitable for anyone who would like to produce and run professional looking slide shows. 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.

We will look at the basics of slide content from text based slides through to inserting SmartArt, pictures, charts etc.  We will also look at formatting the slide show in a number of different ways including applying PowerPoint Design Themes. 

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.



  • 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 & 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

It is 1-Day Programme and spaces are limited.

Member Fee €110

Non Member Fee €140

Please book online

For more information email Cillian at or call 061 360 611

Training Cancellation Policy: Training courses which are cancelled over 7 days in advance of scheduled training date shall incur no cancellation fee. Training courses which are cancelled within 7 days of scheduled training date shall incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost. Registrants who fail to attend training will be charged 100% of the full fee.

Please quote Purchase Order number if required on invoice. Cheques should be made payable to Shannon Chamber Skillnet. 

Shannon Chamber Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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