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Introduction to PowerPoint 2016: Tutorials for Beginners

Learn how to create quality PowerPoint slideshows in the new Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
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Created by Chris Navarre
Last updated 4/2016
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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!
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
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • You should have Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 or at least a recent version of PowerPoint like 2013.
Curriculum For This Course
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First Steps
1 Lecture 11:20

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.



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Preview 11:20
Basics of PowerPoint 2016
6 Lectures 01:08:01

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.

Slide Layouts

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.

Text and Font Options

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

Templates and Template Customization

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

Pictures and Images

Intermediate PowerPoint
7 Lectures 54:13

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