Creating Presentations in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Microsoft 365 (2021)    |    Beginner
  • 11 videos | 51m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Certification CPE
PowerPoint offers a wide array of tools for setting the layout and appearance of your slides as well as the overall organization of your presentation. See how to insert new slides and reuse existing slides in your presentation, and how to remove them, reorder them and organize them into sections. Discover how to find and apply themes and templates in PowerPoint to change your presentation's look and feel, save your own templates for use in future presentations, and utilize useful features like Slide Master, headers and footers and summary slides. 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 PowerPoint 365: Creating Presentations course
    use themes and templates
    insert slides from an existing presentation
    modify the slide layout
    move slides
    create a template
  • create sections in a presentation
    create an outline
    insert and use headers and footers
    use the master mode
    create a master slide template


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    This video outlines the key content covered in the PowerPoint 365: Creating Presentations course, including using themes and templates to create a presentation, moving slides and using Slide Master mode to format your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    Presentation themes and templates are preset presentations that contain not only appearance elements (such as slide backgrounds, font settings and color sets) but also placeholders and preinserted content. This content can be customized and used to quickly create a new document. PowerPoint comes complete with access to an extensive template library, from which you can download any template that catches your eye. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Inserting slides from an existing presentation
    4m 42s
    In PowerPoint, you can quickly create presentations from another presentation document. See how to add slides to your PowerPoint presentation by recycling existing content into your updated presentation. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 2.1.2 Insert slides from another presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Adjusting your slide layout
    4m 29s
    PowerPoint features a number of preset slide layouts. These can be used to add structure to your presentation and insert text elements and objects into your slide automatically. You can create new slides using predefined layouts and if you change your mind later on, the layout can be changed without losing any of your customized content. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objectives: 1.1.1 Modifiy slide master content & 1.1.3 Create and modify slide layouts. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Moving your slides
    5m 24s
    If you have put a slide in the wrong place or if you simply wish to reorganize the slides in your presentation, PowerPoint allows you to move them around quickly and easily. You can, for example, drag and drop a slide to a new position. You can also use the Slide Sorter view to change the overall organization of your presentation. You can even drag and drop entire sections to change the structure of your presentation. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 2.3.2 Modify slide order. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Creating a template
    4m 19s
    In PowerPoint, you can create presentation templates from scratch. If your presentations are often of a similar style and often contain certain text or illustrative elements, you may find it useful to create a template which can be used to speed up the creation process. When creating your own template, you can define the background, text style and size, and even the layout of the different pre-inserted elements, such as text boxes, shapes, and tables. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Creating sections in your presentation
    5m 3s
    In PowerPoint, you can sort your slides into different sections. This can help you to structure your presentation. You can, for example, temporarily hide slides relating to a particular section in your presentation. You can also use sections to move multiple slides simultaneously. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 2.3.1 Create and rename sections. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating an outline
    5m 29s
    Once you've created sections, you can visualize and even create a summary slide for quick reference. See how to quickly create section links and navigate through your PowerPoint presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using headers & footers
    5m 19s
    It is sometimes useful to include certain information on every slide in your presentation. For this, you may want to use PowerPoint's header and footer tools. Once you have activated your header or footer, that information will by default appear on all the slides in your presentation. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 2.2.3 Insert slide headers, footers and page numbers. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using the Master mode
    4m 30s
    PowerPoint's Slide Master view allows you to change the overall appearance of your presentation and make changes to multiple slides at once. You can, for example, use it to format all the titles in your presentation, or change the location of your company's logo for every slide that uses the same layout. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 1.1.1 Change the slide master theme or background. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Creating a Master slide template
    5m 13s
    In order to create your Master slide template, you can use the Slide Master view to customize the layout and include or exclude any elements from you presentation. See how to create and use Master slide templates with PowerPoint. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 1.1.1 Change the slide master theme or background. FREE ACCESS