Getting started in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Microsoft 365 (2021)    |    Beginner
  • 10 videos | 46m 36s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
PowerPoint is the presentation application that is included with Microsoft Office 365. Discover how to locate and open the application from your desktop, explore the essential interface tools and menus, such as the Slide Pane and Office Ribbon, and navigate between slides and presentations. Change the way you visualize your presentations using the application's various view modes. See also common functions of the application like creating and opening presentations, adding and removing slides and presenting in PowerPoint.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in getting started in powerpoint 365
    Find and open the application
    Discover the interface tools
    Move between slides
    Change the view mode in a presentation
  • Use the zoom tool
    Move between multiple presentations
    Create and open a presentation
    Insert new slides
    Use the slide show mode to give a presentation


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    This video outlines the key content covered in the Getting Started in PowerPoint 365 course, including discovering the interface, creating and opening a presentation, and using the slide show mode to give a presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    Before you can start creating PowerPoint presentations, you'll need to know how to find the application on your desktop. See how to access the app from your Windows 10 search bar, start menu, and how to pin the app to your taskbar for quicker access. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using the application
    4m 3s
    To get the most out of PowerPoint, you'll need to know how to use the interface and the Office ribbon. Understanding the interface is key to being able to use the tools, menus and functions available in the program. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Moving between slides
    4m 44s
    In PowerPoint, there are a number of different ways of navigating between the different slides in your presentation. You can use the slide pane to browse for and select the slide you wish to edit, or you can use the vertical scrollbar to move from one slide to another. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Changing your view mode
    5m 18s
    PowerPoint features a variety of different tools that can change how you visualize your slides and presentation. You can, for example, activate rulers and gridlines to help you align and adjust the content that you added. You can also change the view modes used to visualize your presentation, to incorporate notes, your presentation outline, and your slide order. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using the zoom tool
    4m 33s
    If you want to change how you visualize your slides in PowerPoint, you can use the zoom tools. These can be used to adjust how close you are to your slide's contents: you can zoom in to work on a particular detail of your presentation, or zoom out to obtain an overview of the entire presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Moving between presentations
    6m 5s
    You may occasionally be required to work on multiple PowerPoint documents simultaneously. It is therefore important to know how to move between the different windows and presentations that you have open on your screen. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating & opening a presentation
    6m 20s
    The first step in putting together your presentation is creating a new document. With PowerPoint, you can quickly create a new document and begin editing it. You can also use PowerPoint to open an existing presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Inserting new slides into presentations
    4m 48s
    A presentation is made up of multiple slides. These slides are similar to the pages in a Word document. If you want to create your presentation, you are going to need to know how to insert new slides in PowerPoint. It is also possible to specify the preset layout that is applied when you create a new slide. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objective: 2.1.3 Insert slides and select slide layouts. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using the Slide Show mode
    5m 17s
    Before giving your presentation, you are going to need to know how to access the PowerPoint Slide Show mode. Once you have activated your slide show, there are a number of tools that you can use to control how your presentation progresses. This video aligns with MOS PowerPoint MO-300 Objectives: 2.2.1 Hide and unhide slides; 1.4.4 Present slideshows by using Presenter View. FREE ACCESS


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