Overview and objectives

This one-day course builds on the skills and concepts taught in PowerPoint 2007: Basic. Students will customize PowerPoint by modifying the Quick Access Toolbar and creating macros. They will also apply themes and templates, and they will work with SmartArt graphics and tables. Students will add multimedia content and interactive elements to slides, and they will learn about presentation distribution options including PDF and HTML. Finally, students will integrate PowerPoint with Word and Excel. 

Target audience

The target student for this course should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows XP or later. You also need to know the basics of using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. You will get the most out of this course if your goal is to become proficient using PowerPoint's advanced features to create enhanced presentations.

Course prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that you've completed the PowerPoint 2007: Basic course or have equivalent experience.

Course contents

Custom presentation options


  • Application settings
  • Custom themes
  • Custom templates
  • Advanced slide master techniques


Graphic and multimedia content


  • Modifying clip art
  • Media clips
  • Animations
  • Photo albums


Customizing SmartArt graphics and tables


  • Customizing SmartArt graphics
  • Customizing tables


Action buttons and custom slide shows


  • Interactive elements
  • Custom slide shows


Distributing a presentation


  • Comments
  • Finishing a presentation
  • Distributing a presentation
  • Publish as a Web page


Integrating Microsoft Office files


  • Build slides from a Word outline
  • Embed and link content
  • Documents linked with hyperlinks.