PowerPoint Intermediate Class

AcademyX's Intermediate PowerPoint class will help you take your PowerPoint proficiency to the next step. You will learn the techniques that professionals use to create eye-catching, interactive presentations with sound and video.

Customizing A Presentation

  • Applying a Theme to a Presentation
  • Modifying Theme Colors, Fonts and Effects
  • Creating Custom Theme Colors
  • Creating a Custom Theme
  • Adding Background Styles and Effects
  • Adding a Graphic to a Slide Background
  • Modifying a Background Image
  • Rearranging a Presentation in Slide Sorter View
  • Rearraning a Presentation in Normal View
  • Duplicating Slides
  • Deleteing Slides
  • Working with the Slide Master

Animation Techniques

  • Applying Animation Effects
  • Setting Effect Options
  • Using the Animation Painter
  • Using the Animation Pane
  • Adding Slide Transition
  • Using Transition Triggers

Working With Data From Other Sources

  • Importing an Excel Document into a Slide
  • Modifying an Embedded Excel Chart
  • Inserting a Word Document into a Slide
  • Adding Audio to Slides
  • Adding Video to Slides
  • Adding a Screen Recording to Slides
  • Trimming Video
  • Formatting Video
  • Exporting a Presentation to Word

Managing And Delivering A Presentation

  • Setting up a Slide Show
  • Using Slide Show Navigation Tools
  • Creating Action Buttons
  • Rehearsing Timing
  • Using Package for Delivery
  • Delivering a Package for client Presentation
  • Working with Embedded Fonts
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Creating a Custom Slide Show
  • Using Presenter View

Presenting On The Web

  • Using Hyperlinks
  • Using Actions for Navigation
  • Saving Slides as Web Graphics
  • Delivering an Online Presentation
  • Saving a Presentation as a Video

Workgroup Collaboration

  • Emailing a Presentation
  • Adding and Reviewing Comments
  • Editing and Deleting Comments
  • Setting a Default File Location
  • Encrypting a Presentation
  • Inspecting Presentations
  • Checking Document Compatibility
  • Checking Document Accessibility
  • Sharing a Presentation with Others
  • Sharing a Link to a Presentation
  • Marking a Presentation as Final


  • Good understanding of MS Windows file management, and the concepts of right-clicking and selecting the properties of an object
  • Intro to MS PowerPoint or equivalent experience: basic understanding of slide navigation, drawing objects, and text formatting

Intermediate Powerpoint classes are offered at five locations: