Inserting & Manipulating Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint 2016 (Mac)    |    Beginner
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Adding text to your presentation is easy with PowerPoint 2016's intuitive text tools. Learn how to insert text boxes and special characters, proofread your slides, and use the search tools to find and replace items in your presentation.


  • Insert text into your powerpoint 2016 presentation
    Insert special characters into your powerpoint 2016 presentation
    Undo and redo changes in your powerpoint 2016 presentation
    Use powerpoint 2016's spell check function
  • Configure powerpoint 2016's spell check function
    Adjust powerpoint 2016's autocorrect options
    Use the find tool in powerpoint 2016
    Use the replace tool in powerpoint 2016


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    In order to insert text into your PowerPoint 2016 presentation you need to first create text boxes. These are used to ensure that your text is positioned in the right place on your slide. It is even possible to insert text into any shape that you add to your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    Your keyboard will not always contain all the characters that you want to use. If you want to insert a special character into your PowerPoint 2016 presentation, you will need to use the symbols menu. There you will find a large selection of characters that can be inserted, including arrows, emojis and technical symbols. These symbols can also be modified as standard text characters. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Undoing & redoing your actions in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
    5m 12s
    If you are making changes to your presentation but you are not sure whether you want to keep them in the finalized document, you may find the undo and redo tools useful. You can undo and redo multiple actions and choose the maximum number of times you can undo the actions you have performed in a presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
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    If you are unsure of the spelling of a particular word, you can use PowerPoint 2016's spelling and grammar tools. Words that the program is unable to find in its dictionary are automatically underlined. As well as selecting from a helpful list of suggestions, you can also improve the dictionary by adding your own words. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Configuring the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
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    Before running the spell check function in PowerPoint 2016, it is a good idea to check the language settings of your presentation. You can also adjust your spelling preferences in order to choose what type of content you want to be checked when you run the spell check tool. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
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    Some typing and spelling errors - such as missing or multiple capital letters - are automatically corrected by PowerPoint 2016. You can adjust what PowerPoint automatically corrects in terms of words, abbreviations, symbols and even automatic formatting. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using the Find tool in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
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    If you are looking for a particular word or section in your presentation, you can use PowerPoint 2016's Find function. Once you have activated this tool, you can scan through the different matches throughout your presentation, one by one. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the Replace tool in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
    4m 22s
    You can use the Replace tool to replace each instance of a word or phrase. No replacement can also be entered as a replacement so that all occurrences of certain text will simply be removed. You can also use this tool to quickly edit certain fonts remaining throughout your presentation. FREE ACCESS


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