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Microsoft Powerpoint helps you to present your ideas in a clear and concise manner, with a range of applications that are as wide as your imagination.
With Activia, delegates can check their skill level which ensures they book on the correct course. This facility is also invaluable when putting together training programmes or bespoke courses for numbers of delegates.
We can also tailor your Microsoft Powerpoint training to your needs, or to your company project requirements, taking you from first principles to whatever level you want to achieve.
About Microsoft PowerPoint
PowerPoint is predominantly a tool for business users to present data to audiences within commercial environments. It allows presenters to reveal data using slides that can contain a range of different media, including text, images and videos. Animations can also be used to enliven the broadcast, which is typically transmitted through the use of a digital projector. The presentation can be set up to run manually or automatically.
Our courses all focus on interactivity, which maximises learning and therefore effectiveness back at work. And with our highly competitive pricing structure, you will get the best return on your training budget.
History Of Microsoft Powerpoint
Although PowerPoint is used mainly on conventional PCs, it was designed for the Macintosh, first launched in 1987 named ‘Presenter.’ Due to a legal dispute Microsoft rebranded it as ‘PowerPoint.’ Earliest versions of the software required programming knowledge to work and it was only with the advent of the Visual Basic Application language that it became accessible to less experienced users.
Graphically PowerPoint 2000 was a step ahead of previous releases. This made it ideal for anyone who relies on clean, crisp visuals to drive their presentations. The interface was not as easy to use, with key functions having been reorganised, and with the use of different file formats, anyone familiar with earlier versions of PowerPoint needed to re-learn the programme.
Improvements were made to PowerPoint’s interface. Subtle movements of the mouse prompt navigational buttons to appear in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, and before you exit your presentation you’ll be asked if you want to change your annotations. Users who frequently insert videos in to their slides will notice they can be embedded without the need to use a full screen or a pop up.
With the ushering in of the ribbon feature, PowerPoint’s interface was less cluttered. Features and functions used in Word, Excel and Outlook can be accessed here too – giving users a wide range of colours, fonts and special effects to select from. SmartArt stands out as one of the better features, allowing complex images to be created in just a couple of easy clicks of the mouse.
In the past PowerPoint had trouble manipulating video data. The files needed to be edited to size and the format checked. Even then it was possible to run into difficulty. The 2010 version resolved this by allowing compatibility with more file formats. In fact, PowerPoint 2010 is good for anyone with limited experience of computers.
The look of PowerPoint was modernised through the use of borderless windows and the removal of the title bar. The ribbon remains but has been enlarged to make the program more tablet/smartphone friendly. Information can now be presented in the 16:9 ratio demanded by most modern laptops, making PowerPoint 2013 a lot more versatile.
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Feedback from Delegates on our Microsoft Powerpoint CoursesAverage Review 4.4/5 based on 57 reviews.
"Very good course, felt I learned alot" Jenni Baines Oct 14 2014
"an excellent course and Jamie was exceptionally helpful and very informative. Many thanks. Lise" Ingerlise Bulloch Oct 7 2014
"Thank you for allowing me to take this opportunity in learning basics of Power Point. I think that it could be very beneficial in my working environment." Ailsa Drummond Oct 7 2014
"Excellent course and great that there were just 2 of us. Emma was a great teacher and the pace was perfect for absorbing the information. She went the extra mile.Huge thanks to Emma!" Lynne Kemp Oct 2 2014
"The trainer was amazing and worked at a perfect pace that suited me. When I book my next course I will be asking if possible to have Chris again." Helen Kelley Sep 29 2014
"I found the trainer I had was excellent, he was really helpful and trained at the right pace for me." Helen Kelley Sep 29 2014
"Good course, well presented by Lara. I will be using the info & Shortcuts to help me." Mahroof Hussain Sep 19 2014
"The teacher was great, very knowledgable and friendly" Amanda Church Sep 19 2014
"Very good trainer. Easy to follow the course no matter what level you are at." Sue Moore Sep 19 2014
"A great delivery of a course, enjoyable and set a great scene for people to learn from. Thank you" Neil Atkinson Sep 2 2014
"Steve was very helpful and engaging as a tutor." Fiona McCann Sep 2 2014
"Good course and trainer." Caroline Flatley Sep 1 2014
"I am delighted with the new skills learned and will continue to build on this. Mandy was a superb trainer and we soon built an easy rapport which aided and enhanced the learning experience. Many thanks." Lindsey Barkham Aug 18 2014
"The tutor was excellent. Patient explanatory relaxed and made the day very enjoyable" GRAEME BARKER May 27 2014
"Marc was excellent. Patient and relaxing" Graeme Barker May 27 2014
"The trainer was very good at making things easy to follow and went out of her way to help with my queries. Very much appreciated." Shagufta Tulloch May 8 2014
"The tutor was excellent." Kim Murphy May 1 2014
"The training was well paced and time was managed well." Mirib Michael May 1 2014
"The tutor and the venue were excellent" Kim Murphy May 1 2014
"I found the course both interesting and useful." Nicole Roath Apr 25 2014
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We can provide training courses in PowerPoint at any of our seventeen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices.
We have been training since 1995 with a philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision, so you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with courses for Microsoft PowerPoint.
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