Constructing and Modifying Tables and Charts in PowerPoint 2016

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint and more experienced PowerPoint users who want to learn about the new interface and features in PowerPoint 2016


Expected Duration
54 minutes

Tables and charts make some types of data much easier to present and explain, adding to the impact of a presentation. In this course, you’ll learn how to add tables and different types of charts to presentation slides, and how to change their structure and appearance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for beginners.


Constructing and Modifying Tables

  • start the course
  • insert or draw a table and add an Excel spreadsheet to a slide in PowerPoint 2016
  • customize and apply table styles in PowerPoint 2016
  • add shading, borders, and effects to tables in PowerPoint 2016
  • split and merge cells and distribute column widths and row heights equally in tables in PowerPoint 2016
  • align text and change its direction in table cells in PowerPoint 2016
  • show or hide table gridlines and save a table as an image in PowerPoint 2016

Inserting and Modifying Charts

  • insert charts of different types in slides in PowerPoint 2016
  • enter chart data and apply a quick layout to a chart in PowerPoint 2016
  • swap the row and column data in a chart in PowerPoint 2016
  • add elements to a chart and edit and format individual chart elements in PowerPoint 2016
  • apply a predefined color scheme and style to a chart in PowerPoint 2016
  • resize, copy, move, or delete charts in PowerPoint 2016
  • remove a data series and add data from a selected data source to a chart in PowerPoint 2016

Practice: Using Tables and Charts

  • insert and modify a chart, add and format a table, and merge and split cells in the table in PowerPoint 2016





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