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PowerPoint 2019 Essential Training

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to create, edit, and share professional-looking presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2019.

You don't have to be a designer to create a great-looking presentation. Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 to quickly create, edit, and share polished and professional presentations. In this training course, Jess Stratton shows how to get started with PowerPoint templates and themes or build a new presentation from scratch. Next, learn how to add, remove, and rearrange slides and change the slide layout. Jess then demonstrates how to add and edit text, images, charts, video, audio, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes and comments to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, PDF, or as a recorded slideshow. By the end of the course, you'll know how to use the PowerPoint tools and a few simple design rules to draw attention to your message and deliver a presentation that shines.


  • Deliver a powerful message with a powerful presentation
  • Check what version of PowerPoint you're using
  • Access the keyboard shortcuts
1. Get Started Quickly
  • Start quickly with a theme or template
  • Create a presentation from scratch
2. Work with Slides
  • Add, remove, and rearrange slides
  • Change the slide layout
  • Change the slide color or background
  • Change slides at once with slide masters
  • Add your own textboxes
3. Images and Shapes
  • Add images
  • Work with shapes
  • Format and add effects to objects
  • Align objects using the Arrange tool
  • Understand object layering
  • Group objects and use Format Painter
  • Remove the background from pictures
  • Merge and group shapes
  • Crop images to shapes
4. Add Diagrams and Charts
  • Create and format charts
  • Use SmartArt to create diagrams
5. Add Video, Audio, and Animation to Slides
  • Add and format video
  • Add and work with audio files
  • Add animation to objects and text
  • Add slide transitions
  • Use Morph to create animation
  • Use Zoom to create slide sections
  • Use Zoom to create animation
6. Collaborate and Prepare
  • Add speaker notes
  • Rehearse a presentation
  • Save and share a file to OneDrive
  • Comment on a presentation
7. Deliver the Presentation
  • Use Presenter view to run the show
  • Run unattended slideshows
8. Reuse the Presentation
  • Save a custom theme
  • Save a presentation as a template
  • Record and narrate a presentation
  • Export as a video file
  • Email or export as a PDF or JPEG
  • Next steps

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Jess Stratton

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