Today's audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint 2016, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch.
You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
To effectively use PowerPoint's many features, you must first be able to navigate your way around the user interface.
Exploring the user interface and becoming familiar with the elements of PowerPoint 2016 will start you down the path to creating engaging, professional multimedia presentations. (What Is PowerPoint? The Start Screen, The PowerPoint 2016 User Interface, The Ribbon, The Ribbon Tabs, Dialog Box Launchers, The Quick Access Toolbar, The Left Pane,The Status Bar, The Backstage View,The Open Screen)
Learn how to take advantage of the variety of options for viewing and navigating your presentations.
PowerPoint 2016 offers you a variety of options for viewing and navigating your presentations. (Presentation Views, Color View Options, Speaker Notes, Slide Show Options, The Protected View)
To work within PowerPoint 2016, you will need to be able to create a new presentation, add various types of content, and then save and close your file.
Learn how to create a new presentation, add various types of content, and save and close your presentation. (The Default PowerPoint Presentation, Text Placeholders, Notes, The Save and Save As Command, The Save As Screen)
Understanding how PowerPoint's help features work is way to find answers to your questions.
Especially the new Tell Me feature might be a a time saver for you. (The Tell Me Feature, The Insights Feature, PowerPoint 2016 Help)
Learn how can choose from among several presentation types, apply a variety of themes and templates, and take advantage of powerful text editing capabilities.
PowerPoint offers a wide range of options for customizing and optimizing your presentations, including preformatted templates and the ability to create presentations from pre-existing files. Using these features will allow you to create engaging, dynamic presentations without the time investment required to create presentations from scratch every time. (Templates, Methods to Create Presentations, Outlines)
As you develop your presentation, you are likely to add text and encounter changes that you would like to make. (Text Boxes, The Sizing Handles, The Rotation Handle, Text Selection Methods, The Mini Toolbar, The Cut, Copy, and Paste Options, The Clipboard, The Paste Special Command, Galleries, The Live Preview Feature)
You will likely need to add additional information, use slides of varying styles, rearrange your slides, and decide on a visual theme for your overall presentation. (Slide Layouts, Types of Slide Layouts, The Slide Size and Orientation Settings, Arrange Slides)
Themes are combinations of colors, fonts, and effects that give your presentation a consistent look and feel throughout.
Learn how to apply themes to individual slides, groups of slides, or your entire presentation. (Themes, Quick Styles, Theme Variants, Background Styles)
The proper character formatting will give your presentation a professional appearance while ensuring that the audience does not miss out on key information.
You have entered text into your presentations, now you will energize that text. (Character Formats, The Font Dialog Box, WordArt Styles, The Format Painter Tool, The Replace Font Option)
The paragraph formatting options in PowerPoint 2016 give you the ability to control the overall layout of the text in your presentations.
Learn how to use paragraph formatting to organize the structure of your textual content. (Bulleted Lists, Numbered Lists)
PowerPoint offers you several options for horizontally aligning the text within text placeholders and other objects. (Text Alignment Options, The Format Shape Pane,The Autofit Feature, Wrap Text in Shape, Paragraph Spacing Options, Text Direction Options, Rulers)
PowerPoint 2016 gives you the option of formatting the text boxes in your presentation by adding color, modifying the borders, or applying a number of other effects. (Text Placeholder Formatting Options, Shape Fills, The Eyedropper Tool, Shape Outlines and Effects)
Becoming familiar with the various methods of adding graphical content in PowerPoint will give you a whole new set of options for telling your story and keeping your audience excited about what you have to say.
PowerPoint 2016 has a number of built-in graphics features that you can use to make your point, nothing makes a presentation less engaging than lengthy, hard-to-read text. (Insert Images, Pictures, The Online Pictures Command, The Screenshot Tool, The Photo Album Feature)
PowerPoint 2016 allows you to add and customize a variety of shapes to your presentations. You can also use shapes as text boxes, allowing you to create in-depth diagrams or flow charts, and giving you additional options for customizing your textual content. (Shapes, The Drawing Tools Contextual Tab, Shape Styles, Custom Shapes, The Merge Shapes Feature, The Edit Points Tool)
Adding a variety of elements to your presentation is a powerful way to deliver your message and keep your audience interested. But showing too many objects on screen all at once, or objects that don't seem to fit well together, can clutter the screen and distract the audience.
As you include more and more graphical content, you are most likely to end up having to make some adjustments to keep your presentation fresh and pleasing to the eye. (Object Selection Methods, The Crop Tool, The Picture Tools Contextual Tab, The Format Picture Pane, Fill Options, The Remove Background Tool, The Object Resizing Methods, The Object Scaling Methods, The Object Orientation Options, The Image Compression Options)
By adding object formatting, you will refine your presentation for clarity, and ensure your visual content meshes well with your textual content and overall presentation theme. (The Picture Formatting Options, Group Objects)
Too many static images in sequence appearing within a short period of time can make your presentation look monotonous - consider adding animation to keep your presentation interesting. (Built-In Animation Effects, The Animation Painter Tool)
PowerPoint 2016 gives you the ability to easily add, populate, and work with tables in your presentations.
Tables in PowerPoint 2016 can help you present data to your audience in a clear, concise manner. (Tables, Table Creation Options, The Insert Table Dialog Box, Table Navigation Methods)
Unformatted tables look dull, and they may not blend well with the other elements of a highly stylized presentation. You can use the table formatting options to enhance the clarity and the visual appeal of your tables. (The Table Tools Contextual Tab, The Design Tab, The Layout Tab, Table Fill Options)
PowerPoint 2016 gives you the ability to import tables from Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel into your presentations. By importing existing tables, you can save the development effort and reduce potential errors. This option also facilitates a consistent look and feel across documentation for large projects. (Linking vs. Embedding, The Insert Object Dialog Box)
Charts help you visually represent numerical information to your audience.
You can create a variety of charts in PowerPoint 2016, which allows you to tailor charts to best suit the specific needs of your presentation. (Charts, Chart Data, The Switch Row/Column Feature, The Insert Chart Dialog Box, Chart Types)
PowerPoint 2016 provides you with a host of options for formatting the charts in your presentations to give you the ability to create simple, clean charts to illustrate even the most complex of numerical relationships. (The Chart Tools Contextual Tab, The Design Tab, The Format Tab, Quick Access Chart Commands,Chart Layouts, Chart Styles)
PowerPoint 2016 lets you insert existing Microsoft Excel charts to your presentations. You will save time and effort, avoid data errors, and facilitate a consistent look across various documents. (Linking vs. Embedding Charts)
PowerPoint 2016 offers you a number of tools that can help you deliver a clean, accurate presentation.
Making a habit of checking your work before presenting can help you avoid some common presentation-delivery pitfalls. (The AutoCorrect Feature, The Spelling Checker Feature, The Smart Lookup Feature)
(The Compatibility Checker Feature, The Accessibility Checker Feature)
PowerPoint 2016 contains a host of on-board transition effects that can liven up your presentation. You can also apply slide transitions to emphasize slides that convey an important point. (Transitions)
PowerPoint 2016 gives you several options for printing hard copies of your presentation depending on your particular need. (The Print Command, Handouts, Outlines, Notes Pages, Full Page Slides)
PowerPoint 2016 contains robust functionality for customizing your slide shows and for saving your presentations in various formats. These options give you complete control over your live presentation and allow you to share your content with everyone who needs to hear the message. (Presentation Options)
Saving the presentation as a .pdf file creates a digital document that preserves formatting and makes the presentation easy to view on nearly all computers.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016: Part 2 is the next course in this series. In that course, you will customize the PowerPoint environment to streamline your work flow, enhance your presentation by using more advanced graphics and animations features, collaborate on your presentation with colleagues, and utilize advanced slide show and sharing features.
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