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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks

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Learn powerful tips, tricks, and shortcuts to change how you work with PowerPoint. Find out how to access the latest features and save time on common PowerPoint tasks.

PowerPoint gets better with every update. The latest version has artificial intelligence (AI) and design features that help designers work smarter and visualize their ideas faster. Discover powerful tips and shortcuts that will help you leverage the latest features and take your PowerPoint game to the next level. In this course, Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann shows how to create professional-looking transitions with the Morph feature, insert and edit 3D graphics in your presentation, use the new drawing features in PowerPoint, and take advantage of numerous AI-powered enhancements. She also shows how to add watermarks to your slides, benefit from a number of helpful add-ins, and record video of your PowerPoint presentation.

Note: This course was recorded in PowerPoint for Office 365. However, many of the tips will be useful to those working with Office 2019 and 2016.


  • PowerPoint is smarter
  • Office 2019 vs. Office 365
  • Updating Office
  • Office Insider Program (Office 365 only)
1. Morph
  • Animating with the Morph transition
  • Morphing shapes
  • Morphing text
  • Morphing pictures
2. 3D Models
  • Inserting 3D models from a file
  • Inserting 3D models from online
  • Position and crop 3D models like a pro
  • Advanced morph and animation sequences
3. AI-Powered Features
  • Turn on Microsoft Intelligent Services
  • Why don't I have PowerPoint Designer?
  • Master PowerPoint Designer
  • Smart Lookup
4. Drawing and Inking
  • Drawing and inking with the Draw tab
  • Adding and editing pens
  • Using the Ink to Shape button
  • Using Ink to Math
  • AI-powered inking
5. Record a Slide Show
  • Display the Recording tab
  • Recording tips
  • Record Slide Show view
  • Recording your slides
  • Recording the screen
6. Top Things to Not Do in PowerPoint
  • What not to do in your templates
  • What not to do with pictures
  • What not to do with animation
  • What not to do with color
  • Next steps

Taught by

Heather Ackmann

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