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PowerPoint for Mac Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365)

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Get up and running with Microsoft PowerPoint, the powerful presentation and slideshow tool included with Office 365 for Mac.

Learn how to create, edit, and share presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, the powerful presentation and slideshow tool included with Office 365 for Mac. Jess Stratton begins by stepping through how to build a slideshow from scratch, as well as how to leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess then demonstrates how to add and edit text, images, charts, 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 your final presentation as a video file or PDF.


  • 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
  • Use the QuickStarter outline tool
  • 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 text boxes
  • Use Designer to create professional layouts
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
  • Insert 3D models and freehand drawing
6. Collaborate and Prepare
  • Add speaker notes
  • Rehearse a presentation
  • Share and collaborate on a presentation
  • View previous revisions
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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