Inserting & Manipulating Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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PowerPoint 2016 presentations contain two key elements: graphics and text. Discover how to manipulate text like a pro.


  • Inserting text
    Inserting special characters
    Undoing & redoing your actions
    Configuring the Spell Check function
    Using the Spell Check function
  • Adjusting the AutoCorrect options
    Using the Find tool
    Using the Replace tool
    Using Smart Look-up


  • 3m 54s
    Unlike a word processor, inserting text into your PowerPoint 2016 presentation requires you 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 huge selection of characters that can be inserted, including arrows, diacritics 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 Windows
    2m 35s
    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. Another way of protecting your PowerPoint 2016 presentation from these changes is to create a backup copy of the file. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Configuring the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    2m 50s
    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 which words are included in the sweep. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Using the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    3m 47s
    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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    6.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    3m 37s
    Some typing and spelling errors - such as missing or multiple capital letters - are automatically corrected by PowerPoint 2016. You can also create your own codes that are automatically replaced by text strings or symbols. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using the Find tool in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    2m 42s
    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 Windows
    4m 19s
    Use the Replace tool to replace instances of a word or phrase. Leaving the replacement field blank is also an option, so that all occurrences of a certain text string will simply be removed. You can even use this tool to quickly edit certain fonts in your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using Smart Look-up in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    2m 51s
    In PowerPoint 2016, you can use the Smart Look-Up tool to quickly access additional information about a word used in your presentation. You'll be able to see related images and information on the web related to the word using this tool. FREE ACCESS


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