Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Level 2

Students taking the Advanced PowerPoint course will be instructed on using the slide master, adding transitions, inserting graphics, customizing slide elements, creating action buttons, integrating documents and finalizing presentations.

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Control global setting by using slide masters, apply transition effects, control and record timings, and create custom slide shows

  • Crop images and remove background elements, insert and edit media files, apply animation effects, and create a photo album presentation

  • Create and edit SmartArt graphics, create tables from scratch, and create and format charts

  • Create action buttons for user navigation, and create and edit equations

  • Integrate Microsoft Office files, create a presentation from a Word outline, embed and link external resources and create hyperlinks

  • Insert review comments, protect a presentation with a password, create handouts in word, and prepare a presentation for delivery in several formats, including CD, PDF, video and image files; and deliver a presentation online

  • Customize application settings and toolbars, and create and apply custom themes

Course Outline

Slide masters and transitions

Topic A:  Slide masters
Topic B:  Transitions and timings
Topic C:  Custom slide shows

Graphics and media

Topic A: Modifying graphics
Topic B: Media clips
Topic C: Animations
Topic D: Photo albums

Customizing slide elements

Topic A: Working with SmartArt graphics
Topic B: Customizing tables
Topic C: Working with charts

Action buttons and equations

Topic A: Action buttons
Topic B: Equations

Integrating Microsoft Office files

Topic A: Applying content from a Word outline
Topic B: Embedding and linking content

Finalizing and distributing presentations

Topic A: Reviewing and finishing
Topic B: Distributing presentations

Customizing PowerPoint

Topic A: Application settings
Topic B: Custom themes


The target student should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or preferably Windows 7. Students also need to know the basics of using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become more proficient using PowerPoint to create enhanced presentations.