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PowerPoint for Mac 2016 Essential Training

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Learn how to create, edit, and share presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac.

Learn how to create, edit, and share presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2016, the powerful presentation and slideshow tool. Jess Stratton shows how to build a slideshow from scratch, and leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess then demonstrates how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes and transitions to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, PDF, or a custom slideshow.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Navigating PowerPoint
  • Touring the PowerPoint interface
  • Exploring the status bar
  • Changing views and adding guides
  • Connecting PowerPoint to your OneDrive account
2. Working with Presentations
  • Creating a presentation from scratch and saving it
  • Creating a presentation from a template or theme
  • Changing themes
  • Using slide masters
  • Adding a header and footer
3. Working with Slides
  • Adding and removing slides
  • Changing the slide layout
  • Organizing slides into sections
  • Rearranging slides
4. Adding Pictures to Slides
  • Adding pictures to slides
  • Aligning objects using guides
  • Formatting and adding effects to pictures
  • Understanding object layering
  • Removing the background from pictures
  • Color matching using the Eyedropper tool
5. Adding Content to Slides
  • Working with bullet points
  • Using Outline mode
  • Formatting text and creating WordArt
  • Working with text boxes
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Inserting tables from Excel
6. Adding Shapes, Diagrams, and Charts to Slides
  • Adding shapes
  • Formatting shapes
  • Cropping a picture to a shape
  • Merging shapes to create your own graphics
  • Creating and formatting charts
  • Using SmartArt to create diagrams
7. Adding Video, Audio, and Animation to Slides
  • Formatting and working with video from your computer
  • Adding and working with audio files
  • Adding slide transitions
  • Adding animation to objects and text
8. Preparing the Presentation
  • Adding speaker notes
  • Editing and printing handout masters
  • Rehearsing a presentation
  • Adding and viewing comments
9. Delivering Your Presentation
  • Running a slideshow
  • Using Presenter view
  • Adding annotations to a slideshow
10. Reusing and Sharing Presentations
  • Saving a custom theme
  • Remove comments
  • Saving a presentation as a template
  • Printing a presentation
  • Recording and narrating a slideshow
  • Creating a custom show
  • Exporting or sending a presentation as a PDF or JPEG
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jess Stratton

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