PowerPoint 2019 Essentials

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of working with PowerPoint 2019 as well as how to work with the PowerPoint user interface and begin the process of building and delivering professional-looking slide presentations.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 15, 2019
Duration
2h 0m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 15, 2019
Duration
2h 0m
Description

Learn the basics of PowerPoint 2019. In this course, PowerPoint 2019 Essentials, you will learn foundational knowledge of the PowerPoint interface and settings. First, you will learn how to navigate through a presentation using the Ribbon and Backstage View. Next, you will discover how to create presentations and work with slides, add text, and use pictures. Finally, you will learn how to run a presentation. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of PowerPoint 2019 needed to begin creating your own professional slide presentations and begin preparation for the Microsoft Office exams.

About the author
About the author

Bill Kulterman is an educator, author, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Bill has been a trainer for more than a dozen years, educating students in Excel, Visio and a bevy of additional solutions. In recent years he has focused solely on SharePoint and SharePoint Online through Office 365. When he's not creating courses, he can usually be found riding his bike or relaxing near his Koi pond.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Using Pictures
In this clip, I'm going to show you how to add pictures to your slide, pictures that you already have saved on your computer. This slide is using the two-content layout. We have two content boxes here, and we have these icons in the middle of them. Now these icons make it easy to do things like this. This one down here in the lower left, you'll see when I hover over it it says Pictures. That's going to let us insert a picture into this content box. I'm going to go ahead and click on it, and it opens up my Windows Explorer to the Pictures folder. I'm going to click here on my TravelWorld folder because this is where I keep my pictures, and I have my NYC folder. And I'm going to select this picture here. I'm just going to click on it. You'll see it's highlighted in blue. And I'm going to go down here and click on Insert. And once I do that, it puts that picture in, and everything's good. That was very easy to go ahead and do. But that's not the only way to add a picture to a slide. Let's go ahead and go to another slide, a blank slide, and we want to add a picture here, but we don't have a content box with that handy little icon, that little Insert button. So we're going to go up to the Insert tab on our ribbon. And here in the Images section, the very first icon is Pictures. And when I click there it brings me back to the last place that I was, and I can choose another one of these pictures. Let's go ahead, and let's take this one. And I will insert. And now I have this picture of Central Park on my slide. So that's how you add pictures that you saved locally to a PowerPoint presentation.