Creating Visual Infographics with MS PowerPoint

Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
In this course you will learn to create eye-catching, effective infographics in PowerPoint. You will learn the rules of infographics and learn best practices to ensure that your infographics effectively communicate your information to your target audience.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, users should:
  • Understand the role and rules of infographics to disseminate information in a visual format.
  • Know how to create infographics from templates and new documents.
  • Understand the use of a variety of visual tools.
Target Student:
This course is designed for users with a good comfort level in PowerPoint. We will cover topics ranging from design elements to the specific skills needed to customize and enhance your infographics for maximum effectiveness.

Course Outline:
Lesson 1: What are Infographics?
What Are Infographics?
When to Use an Infographic
What Makes an Infographic Great?
Understanding Your Audience
How to Make Great Infographics
5 Things to Avoid!

Lesson 2: Creating an Infographic from a Template

Lesson 3: Creating a New Infographic
Using Placemats to Plan your Layout
Planning Your Layout
Creating a Custom Slide Layout
Adding Background Images

Lesson 4: Fonts and Colours
What Are Good Infographic Fonts?
Serif vs Sans Serif Fonts
Combining Serif and Sans Serif Fonts
Choosing Fonts
Understanding the Role of Colour
The 60-30-10 Method

Lesson 5: Using Text Boxes
Using Text Boxes in Infographics
Text Box Formatting Options
Shape Fills
Shape Outlines
The Eyedropper
Shape Effects
Set the Default Text Box

Lesson 6: Working with Charts
When to Use Charts
Chart Types
Creating a Chart
Insert a Chart and Add Data
Edit Chart Data

Lesson 7: Working with Tables
When to Use Tables in Infographics
Creating a Table
Table Creation Options
Table Navigation Methods
Add and Delete Rows and Columns
Resize Rows, Columns, and Tables
Merge and Split Cells
Distribute and Arrange Rows and Columns
Align Tables

Lesson 8: Working with SmartArt
When to Use SmartArt in Infographics
Creating SmartArt
The Choose a SmartArt Graphic Dialog Box
SmartArt Categories
The Text Pane
Moving Text
Modify SmartArt
The SmartArt Tools Contextual Tabs
The Selection Pane
Add and Remove Shapes
Resize Shapes
Promote and Demote Shapes
Change SmartArt Styles
Change the SmartArt Layout
Change the SmartArt Colour Scheme
Convert a SmartArt Graphic to Text or Shapes
Convert Text to SmartArt

Lesson 9: Using WordArt in Infographics
When to Use WordArt in Infographics
Creating WordArt
Formatting Existing Text as WordArt

Lesson 10: Working with Images
When to Use Images in Infographics
Choosing the Right Image
Understanding Copyright
Questions to Ask about Information
Inserting Images
Local Pictures
Online Pictures
Editing Images
Object Selection Methods
Image Cropping
The Picture Tools – Format Tab
The Remove Background Feature
Object Resizing Methods
Object Scaling Methods
Object Orientation Options
Image Compression Options
Changing the Picture
Resetting the Picture
Convert Pictures to SmartArt

Lesson 11: Working with Shapes
When to Use Shapes in an Infographic
Inserting Shapes
The Drawing Tools – Format Contextual Tab
Resizing Shapes
Customize Shape Fill, Outline, and Effects
The Merge Shapes Feature
Edit Points
Set the Default Shape
Grouping Objects
The Grouping Feature
Arranging Objects
Alignment Commands
Object Order
Guides and Gridlines

Lesson 12: Accessibility in Infographics
Checking Accessibility
Accessibility and Colour
Accessibility and Fonts
Pointers for Accessible Fonts
How to Add Alt Text to Your Infographic

Lesson 13: Animations and Transitions
When to Use Animations in Infographics
Animate Objects
Built-In Animation Effects
Select Text Options
The Animation Painter Feature
Previewing Animations
When to Use Transitions in Infographics
Apply Transitions
Set Effect Options
Customize Transition Timing
Add a Sound

Lesson 14: Creating Templates
Which Content Should Be Included in a Template?
Saving a Template
Creating an Infographic from Your Template

Lesson 15: Sharing Infographics
Store and Share Presentations on the Web
Microsoft OneDrive
The Save to OneDrive Option
Presenting an Infographic Online
The Present Online Options
Broadcast Differences
Media File Compression

This Course Comes With

After Training Support

Get 30 days of live 24/7 after training support via phone, email and online chat to help apply what you’ve learned

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a Certificate of Completion after your session

Customize Your Course

Tailored Training

Your manual will follow a standard course outline but your class can be tailored to focus on the subjects that are most important to you

Creating Visual Infographics
Guaranteed to run
Guaranteed to Run
Even with one participant,
our classes are guaranteed to run!
Register for Online Classes
Date(s) Price Qty
December 12, 2022 9am to 4pm EST $495.00 (CAD)*  
March 16, 2023 9am to 4pm EST $495.00 (CAD)*  

* 13% HST will be applied on checkout

Online registration closes two business days before the start of the class.
Do you have questions about this course? Would you like a class sooner or on a different date? Are you interested in scheduling a private group class? Please submit the simple form below and we will respond promptly.
Private Training for GroupsIf you are training 4+ people, a private training session may be more cost-effective. Click to contact us today and learn more.
Register for this class here
Learn more about each course here
Contact us for more information here