Inserting & Manipulating Text in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

PowerPoint 2019 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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PowerPoint 2019 presentations contain two key elements: graphics and text. Discover how to manipulate text and images like a pro in this 10-video course. Key concepts covered in this course include how to insert text into your presentation by creating and formatting text boxes to position your text; how to insert special characters from the symbols library by using the symbols menu on your tool ribbon; and how to insert icons by using the tool ribbon. Begin by learning about keyboard shortcuts to make quick changes; how to adjust the language settings to select your spellcheck options; and how to adjust the AutoCorrect options to catch typing and spelling errors as they happen. Next, you will learn how to use the Find tool if looking for a particular word or section in your presentation; you can use the Find function to scan through different matches throughout your presentation one by one. Finally, learn how to use the Replace tool to replace instances of a word or phrase.


  • insert text in your presentation
    insert special characters in your presentation
    insert icons in your presentation
    undo and redo your actions in your presentation
    configure the Spell Check function
  • use the Spell Check function
    adjust the AutoCorrect options
    use the Find tool in your presentation
    use the Replace tool in your presentation
    use Smart Lookup in your presentation


  • 4m 54s
    Unlike a word processor, inserting text into your PowerPoint 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
  • 4m 57s
    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 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.  Inserting icons in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    3m 40s
    In PowerPoint you can improve your presentation with icons. The icons are organized according to category and can be edited to adapt to your presentation theme. See how to access the gallery and insert, edit and remove icons from your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Undoing & redoing your actions in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    3m 55s
    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 presentation from these changes is to create a backup copy of the file. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Configuring the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    3m 41s
    Before running the Spell Check function in PowerPoint, 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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    6.  Using the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    3m 4s
    If you are unsure of the spelling of a particular word, you can use PowerPoint'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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    7.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    4m 31s
    Some typing and spelling errors - such as missing or multiple capital letters - are automatically corrected by PowerPoint. You can also create your own codes that are automatically replaced by text strings or symbols. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the Find tool in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    2m 32s
    If you are looking for a particular word or section in your presentation, you can use PowerPoint'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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    9.  Using the Replace tool in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    4m 35s
    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 also use this tool to quickly edit certain fonts in your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using Smart Lookup in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows
    3m 29s
    In PowerPoint, you can use the Smart Lookup 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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