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PowerPoint in a Day

A 1-day Quickstart to Presentations

Take a day to get a firm grip on Microsoft PowerPoint. Understand how masters work, and how to create templates that will do what you expect them to do. We'll cover everything from the basics to charts to transistions and animations. You should have a solid working knowledge of the program by the end of the day, and feel comfortable using most features of the program.

This class is for Mac and Windows. It will be taught with PowerPoint 2016, but many of the techniques will apply to previous versions of PowerPoint.



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Price: $325 Click for Discounts

  • 6 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Setting Up Master Slides


  • Adding Background Images
  • Editing Text
  • Adjusting Bullets & Indents
  • Creating Effective Color Themes
Editing Placeholders on Master Slides


  • Positioning Placeholders
  • Cleaning Up the Slide Masters
Using Images In PowerPoint


  • Preparing Images For PowerPoint
  • Inserting Images
  • Adding Shapes
Testing Master Slides


  • Deciding How Many Slides To Style
  • Testing The Master Slide Set
Formatting Pasted Text


  • Pasting Content into a Template
  • Copying and Pasting Entire Slides
  • Creating a Custom Layout
  • Arranging Text Boxes and Shapes

Section 2
Picture Slides


  • Crop Techniques
  • Using Shapes as Custom Placeholders
  • Preserving an Image’s Aspect Ratio


  • Distributing Multiple Objects
    • Aligning Multiple Objects


  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding/Copying Content into a New Table
  • Auto-Adjusting Size & Distributing Cells
  • Table Styles & Formatting
  • Custom Table Header
  • Using Drawing Guides
Pie Chart


  • Inserting & Formatting a Doughnut Chart
  • Editing Chart Data in Excel
  • Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Using Shapes to Enhance Appearance of Chart
Creating Company Templates


  • Creating Master Pages
  • Setting the Master Font
  • Creating a Custom Color Theme
Transitions and Animations


  • Applying a Transition to All Slides via Master Slides
  • Overriding the Master Slides’ Transition

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.