Whether it's in the classroom, the workplace, or elsewhere, if you need to give a presentation, PowerPoint 2016 is an amazing resource to use. This course will teach you how to build, edit, and share PowerPoint presentations.
PowerPoint is one of the best and most popular tools today for creating great presentations. Whether you are an IT Pro or just casual Office PowerPoint user, this course, Using Office PowerPoint 2016, will teach you the latest additions and features of PowerPoint 2016. First, you will learn how to set up your PowerPoint presentation. Next, you'll learn all about features and functions you can integrate into the presentation for a rich and dynamic experience. Finally, you'll learn about the different ways to present, publish, and share a finished PowerPoint presentation. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use PowerPoint like a pro and give fantastic presentations every time.
Heather Ackmann is an accomplished instructor with a decade of teaching experience, helping students at the high school, college, and adult levels in a variety of topics. Specializing in Microsoft Office computer applications, she is a Microsoft Office Certified Master and holds a degree in English and Secondary Education.
Getting Started For people who believe that PowerPoint is just for presentations, you are missing out on what PowerPoint is truly capable of and how people are really using PowerPoint in businesses today. I've seen people use PowerPoint for many things, a page layout program, a photo and shapes editor, a video and motion graphics animator. I've even seen people use PowerPoint to create website mockups and wireframes, or even storyboards, and not just because it was a faster, simpler tool to use, but because the client could open and view the file and even make small simple edits or comments without having any expensive or complicated software to buy. Heck, recently I used PowerPoint to design my own resume, just because I wanted to see if I could do it. And you know what, I do think the design process was faster than if I had designed it in Word first. So, bottom line, PowerPoint is not just for presentations, not anymore.
Working with Presentations Now that we've gotten acquainted with some of PowerPoint 2016's basic application settings, let's dive in and learn about some ways to create our own presentations, starting from scratch, or from a template, and learn how to add slides and basic contact. In this next section, we'll also explore some basic formatting options for your presentation as a whole, from slide size, themes, variants, backgrounds, and sections, and we'll even talk a little bit about Office 365's newest feature, Designer, so stayed tuned.