Inserting text in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Microsoft 365 (2021)    |    Beginner
  • 9 videos | 34m 48s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Certification CPE
Once you've inserted slides in your presentation, chosen themes and layouts and configured your work preferences, no presentation is complete without text. In this course, you will find a variety of tools, settings and features to allow you to add and edit text in PowerPoint. Concepts covered include inserting standard text and special characters in placeholders, textboxes and shapes You will also discover tools to help you in editing your text: see how to configure and utilize Spell Check and AutoCorrect to check the accuracy of your text, as well as how to quickly locate and change specific words or phrases using Find and Replace. Would you like hands-on practice? Go to the Resources section of the course and download the sample files to follow along with select videos.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in the powerpoint 365: inserting text in powerpoint 365 course
    Add text to a presentation
    Insert special characters and equations
    Undo and redo actions
    Set up the spell check function
  • Use spell check
    Adjust autocorrect options
    Use the find tool
    Use the replace tool


  • 51s
    This video outlines the key concepts covered in the Inserting text in PowerPoint 365 course, including how to add text to your slides, how to use Spell Check to identify and fix errors and how to use the Find and Replace tools to efficiently locate and modify text in your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    Before you add text to your presentation in PowerPoint, you need to make sure your slide has placeholders, text boxes or shapes. See how to add text to title and content placeholders and insert and manipulate text boxes and shapes. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Inserting special characters
    5m 2s
    When adding text to your PowerPoint presentation, you can insert special characters such as accents, mathematical signs and other symbols. Learn how to choose from a variety of symbols, insert an equation and format special characters like regular text. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Undoing & redoing actions
    3m 48s
    When working on a presentation, accidents sometimes happen. Thankfully, in PowerPoint, you can easily undo or one or more previous actions in your presentation. In case you change your mind, the application also makes it possible to redo actions. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Configuring the spell check function
    5m 5s
    PowerPoint's Spell Check tool allows you to check the accuracy of spelling and grammar in your presentation and correct mistakes. See how to configure Microsoft Office proofing options and edit the application's custom dictionary. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using the Spell check function
    4m 16s
    Before giving your presentation to others, it is a good idea to check the spelling and grammar of your presentation. In PowerPoint, it is possible to correct a single mistake or multiple instances of the same mistake, ignore corrections and add new words to Spell check's dictionary. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options
    4m 3s
    PowerPoint's AutoCorrect feature automatically corrects your presentation's spelling, grammar and punctuation as you type. It can also be used to insert special characters or to create shortcuts to help you type more efficiently. See how to use and adjust this useful proofing feature in PowerPoint. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the Find tool
    3m 29s
    When working in PowerPoint, it can be useful to locate a specific word, phrase or even character in your presentation. See how to use PowerPoint's Find tool to search for text, refine your search and easily browse results. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using the Replace tool
    4m 14s
    At times, you may need to change parts of your text when editing a presentation. PowerPoint's Find and Replace tool allows you to replace individual or multiple instances of a specific word or phrase. You can even use this tool to find and change text formatting elements such as font. FREE ACCESS