Designing your slides in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Microsoft 365 (2021)    |    Intermediate
  • 10 videos | 41m 26s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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This course covers the essential PowerPoint design tools to help you create a visually engaging presentation. You will see how to modify the color of a variety of presentation elements, from text and shapes to slide backgrounds. The course will show you how to apply preset themes and variants. You will also see how to customize your slide's size and background style, insert WordArt titles and digital ink drawings, and discover the vast design possibilities of PowerPoint's A.I.-driven Design Ideas tool. This course aligns with the objectives of Exam MO-310: Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps). Would you like hands-on practice? Go to the Course Contents pane or the Resources section of the course and download the sample files to follow along with select videos.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in the designing your slides in powerpoint 365 course
    Change color of text and shapes
    Use custom colors
    Apply presentation theme
    Customize presentation theme
  • Change slide style and size
    Customize slide background
    Use the design ideas tool
    Use the draw tools
    Create a title using wordart


  • 52s
    This video outlines the key content covered in the Designing your slides in PowerPoint 365 course, including adding color to text and shapes, applying and customizing your presentation's theme, and using the Design Ideas tool. FREE ACCESS
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    Adding color can be a good way to make your presentation more visually appealing. PowerPoint comes with a wide selection of theme and standard colors that you can apply to various different elements on your slide. Find out how to apply color to text, text boxes, and shapes in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Creating custom font colors in PowerPoint 365
    5m 11s
    PowerPoint comes with a number of options that allow you to customize your presentation's color palette. See how to add colors to your list of standard colors, and create a new custom color. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using themes in PowerPoint 365
    3m 5s
    In PowerPoint, themes allow you to easily change the overall appearance of your presentation. Themes come complete with a variety of predefined elements, such as font, background images, and colors. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Customizing themes in PowerPoint 365
    4m 26s
    Sometimes, you may want more variety than PowerPoint's default themes provide. That is why each theme comes with four variants, all of which have different features while maintaining the same overall look. In this video, you will see how to select a theme variant, as well as how to modify specific elements such as color, font, and effects. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Changing slide style & size in PowerPoint 365
    5m 2s
    In PowerPoint, you can alter the appearance of your slides by changing their size and applying different background styles. This video aligns with MO-310 Microsoft PowerPoint Exam Objective: Change slide size. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Customizing slide background in PowerPoint 365
    5m 1s
    In PowerPoint, you can customize your slide background with an image, texture, or pattern to create a more original looking presentation. This video aligns with MO-310 Microsoft PowerPoint Exam Objective: Modify individual slide backgrounds. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the Design Ideas tool in PowerPoint 365
    3m 53s
    PowerPoint's Design Ideas tool uses artificial intelligence to suggest a design based on your slide's contents. See how to activate the Design Ideas pane and browse through suggested designs. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using the Draw tools in PowerPoint 365
    5m 7s
    The tools in the PowerPoint Draw tab allow you to create your own free-form designs using digital ink. You can choose from a variety of different pen, pencil, and highlighter tools, and edit or remove your drawings. This video aligns with MO-310 Microsoft PowerPoint Exam Objective: Draw by using digital ink. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Creating a WordArt title in PowerPoint 365
    4m 1s
    With WordArt, you can create titles that stand out on the slide. See how to insert WordArt and modify outline, fill, and effect in this video. FREE ACCESS


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