CPD Certified

MS PowerPoint 365 - Intermediate

This intermediate MS PowerPoint course is for anyone who understands the basics and wants to take their skills up one level. Suitable for those who have used PowerPoint at an introduction level. 

By the end of this course you will be able to 

  • plan your presentation
  • manipulate paragraphs and text alignment
  • work with various line spacing and quickly re-use formatted text with the Format Painter
  • work with objects and graphics and grouping, resizing, aligning, nudging them, cropping and compressing them
  • use SmartArt to create flow charts and organisation charts.
  • fill background colours, apply shape borders, merge shapes, use the eye dropper tool and work with icons and 3-D models
  • lastly you will learn how to embed videos, insert sounds clips and create screen recordings

Estimated Course duration is 3 hours.  Each lesson takes on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

You can also access our Quick Tip Videos, that only last a few minutes, under Tips and Tricks.

Course Content

Presentation Planning

Audience & Environment
Presentation Design
PowerPoint Designer
Basic Settings

Paragraph Formatting

Text Alignment
Bullets & Numbered Lists
Line Spacing
Indenting Text
Outline View
Setting Tabs
Text Autofit
Format Painter
Ink Annotations

Working with Objects

Inserting Pictures
Inserting WordArt
Inserting Drawn Objects
Inserting Shape Text
Inserting Screenshots
Using SmartArt to create Organisation Charts
Using SmartArt to create Flow Charts
Inserting Icons & 3D Models
Copying & Moving Objects
Resizing Objects
Deleting Objects
Grouping Objects
Aligning Objects
Alignment Tools
Rotating & Flipping Objects
Layering Objects

Formatting Objects

Formatting Objects
Applying Object Effects
Background Fills
Merging Objects
Eye Dropper Tool

Picture Editing

Modifying Contrast & Brightness
Re-Colouring Pictures
Removing Image Backgrounds
Cropping Pictures
Re-Scaling Pictures
Compressing Pictures
Setting Picture Shapes
Alternative Text
Converting & Saving Pictures

Working with Charts

Inserting Charts
Editing Charts
Formatting Charts
Advanced Chart Formatting
Combination Charts


Embedded Videos
Inserting Sound Clips
Converting Video Files
Screen Recording