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PowerPoint 2016: Tips and Tricks

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Get tips and tricks for designing better presentations with PowerPoint 2016. Learn to format slides, create handouts, and use Excel data.

Learn to use the lesser-known features of the world's most popular presentation software, PowerPoint 2016. Find out how to customize PowerPoint by tailoring the interface and adding frequently used tools to the Ribbon. Create more engaging presentations by formatting images, creating custom icons, and animating transitions with the Morph tool. Then prepare for a standout presentation with tips on rehearsing, adding speaker notes, and creating handouts. Author Jess Stratton also offers in-depth advice for working with Excel data in PowerPoint, including how to embed charts into slides, embed an entire spreadsheet as an object, and dynamically update text from Excel in a slide.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
1. Customize PowerPoint
  • Add often-used tools to the Ribbon
  • Change the save location and add Google Drive
  • Customize the view
2. Create and Edit Great Content
  • Remove the background from pictures
  • Use the Eyedropper tool to match colors
  • Create custom icons using shapes
  • Use the language tools
  • Copy and paste formatting
  • Use PowerPoint to create social media posts
3. Work with Existing Content
  • Organize slides into sections
  • Use Outline view to quickly build slides from Microsoft Word
  • Create your own layouts with slide masters
  • Add footers to the bottom of every slide
  • Align and size photos perfectly
  • Use the Morph tool for seamless animation
4. Prepare for Your Presentation
  • Create handouts
  • Reherse a presentation and add speaker notes
  • Use Presenter view and add annotations
5. Work with Excel Data in PowerPoint
  • Copy and embed charts onto a slide
  • Copy a selection of cells onto a slide
  • Embed an entire spreadsheet as an object
  • Dynamically update text on a slide from Excel
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Jess Stratton

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