Collaborating & customizing PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Microsoft 365 (2021)    |    Expert
  • 12 videos | 49m 18s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Certification CPE
As you become more expert in your command of PowerPoint, it is important to be able to personalize your experience of the application. This course explores how to customize the PowerPoint interface and its various components, including the Quick Access Toolbar and the Office Ribbon. It also highlights essential settings and options. For example, you will learn how to adjust saving and language options. In addition, you will discover a variety of tools and features that will help you to collaborate and take full advantage of the application. In particular, the course covers how to add and manage comments, compress and embed media, customize notes and handouts, create a presentation from a Word outline, and present your slideshow in Microsoft Teams. Would you like hands-on practice? Go to the Resources section of the course and download the sample files to follow along with select videos.


  • discover the key concepts covered in the Collaborating & customizing PowerPoint 365 course
    add and manage comments
    compressing and embedding media
    manage Office account in PowerPoint
    customize the PowerPoint interface
    configure language options
  • configure save options
    customize the Quick Access Toolbar
    customize the Office Ribbon
    use handout and notes master
    import Word outline to PowerPoint
    present in Teams


  • 1m 2s
    This video outlines the key content in the Collaborating & customizing PowerPoint 365 course, including adding and managing comments, customizing the PowerPoint interface, and modifying the handouts and notes master. FREE ACCESS
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    PowerPoint 365 can be an excellent platform for collaborative work. When working on a presentation with colleagues, you can communicate more easily by leaving and responding to comments. In this video, you will see how to access, add, and manage comments. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 1.5.4 Add and manage comments. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Preserving presentation content
    4m 18s
    Multimedia can be a great way to enrich your presentation. At the same time, audio, videos, and other media can make your files larger and less manageable. In this video, you will learn how to compress media to decrease your file size, as well as how to embed fonts in your presentation to make them accessible to other users. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 1.5.5 Preserve presentation content. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Managing your account
    4m 21s
    As a Microsoft Office 365 subscriber, you are able to manage various aspects of your account. This includes privacy settings, Office subscriptions, and licenses. In this video, you will see how to access your account information, manage your account, and update the PowerPoint application. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Customizing the PowerPoint interface
    4m 51s
    You can personalize the PowerPoint interface to better adapt it to your needs. In particular, you can manage specific interface elements like the Status Bar, change the background and Office Theme, and specify how your username displays. In this video, you will see how to adjust these interface elements, as well as how to configure your interface options. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Adjusting language options
    4m 34s
    Microsoft PowerPoint is available in more than one hundred languages. PowerPoint makes it possible to manage the display language used in the interface as well as the language used for authoring and proofing. See how to manage languages and adjust language and proofing options in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Adjusting saving options
    3m 53s
    In PowerPoint, you can personalize the way your presentations save. This includes setting the default file format and save location, AutoSave options, as well as offline editing options and cache settings. In this video, you will learn how to configure these various options. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    4m 40s
    The Quick Access Toolbar is an interface component that allow you to easily access essential commands like save and undo. While the most recent version of PowerPoint does not include this component by default, you will see how to activate it in this video. In addition, you will learn how to customize the Toolbar by adding and removing commands and choosing the Toolbar location. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Customizing the Ribbon
    4m 50s
    The Office Ribbon is the interface component where you will find all the commands and tools that you need to create, edit, and present your slide show presentation. You can customize the Ribbon in various ways, such as by rearranging tabs and commands, hiding or unhiding the Ribbon, and selecting which commands to display. In this video, you will discover how to customize the Ribbon and import, export, reset and edit the custom ribbon. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Modifying the handout & notes master
    4m 36s
    If you ever distribute notes or handouts during presentations, you will need to know how to modify them. You can use the Handout Master to customize the appearance and layout of your presentation handouts, including background, headers, and footers. In Notes Master, you can modify the background elements and layout of notes pages. See how to access and use these features in this video. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objectives: 1.1.4 Modify the handout master and 1.1.5 Modify the notes master. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Creating a PowerPoint presentation from Word
    3m 21s
    Rather than creating your presentation from scratch directly in PowerPoint, it is also possible to create an outline in Microsoft Word and export it as a PowerPoint presentation. This feature can help you create presentations even more quickly and efficiently. Discover how to prepare, check, and import a Word outline in this video. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 2.1.1 Import Word document outlines. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Presenting in Teams from PowerPoint
    4m 23s
    A relatively recent feature of Office is the ability to present your PowerPoint slideshows in Microsoft Teams. Using this tool gives you simultaneous access to Teams tools and PowerPoint presenter tools such as pens, lasers, and notes. This video explores how to access this integrated feature of Teams and PowerPoint. FREE ACCESS