Introduction to PowerPoint 2016: Tutorials for Beginners

Learn how to create quality PowerPoint slideshows in the new Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Learn how to create PowerPoint presentations in the newest version of Microsoft Office. Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Beginners takes you through the PowerPoint 2016 interface and shows you how to create unique and interesting presentations using the software. By the end of this course, you'll be familiar with most of the features of the program and should be able to create PowerPoint presentations for your class, work, or home needs.

We'll be covering the following topics in this course

  • The different types of Slide Layouts and how they apply to your presentations
  • Text and Font Options
  • Templates and making or modifying your own custom templates.
  • How to add shapes, sounds, transitions, and animations to your slides
  • What all the different options do in PowerPoint
  • And much more!

What are the requirements?

  • You should have Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 or at least a recent version of PowerPoint like 2013.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a PowerPoint presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Add in sound effects, pictures, and transitions with ease.
  • Add, move, and remove elements of each slide so that you can customize your presentation
  • Add animations to your presentation to capture the excitement of your audience

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to create a Presentation
  • Novices of Microsoft Office
  • Those looking to add in extra features to their presentation to make it stand out

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: First Steps

We're going to make a presentation while introducing as many features of PowerPoint 2016 as possible for a short introductory video. Get an idea of what PowerPoint 2016 is like and how it works.



"Spy Glass" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Section 2: Basics of PowerPoint 2016

When creating PowerPoint 2016 presentations you have many different text box and content area layouts available to you beyond the standard title and title and content slide types. In this video, we'll touch on all of them and discuss possible uses for each.


Every slide is going to have some level of text including titles and other information. In this video we'll discuss what options you have available to manipulate your text to look or display differently including lists, fonts, slide footers, alignment, and WordArt.


Learn the benefits of using a template over a blank PowerPoint presentation and how you find one that fits your needs and customize it.


In this tutorial, you'll learn how to work with pictures and images inside Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.

Shapes, Video, Audio, and Screen Recording
Section 3: Intermediate PowerPoint
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Instructor Biography

Chris Navarre, Software Tutorial Expert and Author

My philosophy in information technology and learning in general is that video learning is the best way to learn for yourself. I can provide the videos but it's up to you as my student to absorb and practice the information to become a more educated and skilled person.

If you want to get a taste of my approach to education and tutorial series, you can find me on my YouTube tutorial channel Chris' Tutorials.

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