Customizing Proofing and Default Options in PowerPoint 2016

Users who have some familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint and want to extend their knowledge of new and more sophisticated features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.


Expected Duration
60 minutes

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 includes options for customizing its default behavior, including the ways it checks and corrects text. You can also edit the default information and properties associated with presentation files. In this course, you’ll learn how to set proofing and language options, configure automatic text correction, set file information and properties, and customize the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for intermediate-level users.


Setting Proofing and Language Options

  • start the course
  • set proofing options in PowerPoint 2016
  • configure the way PowerPoint 2016 checks spelling and grammar
  • launch the spell checker, use the thesaurus, perform a smart lookup, and set translation and language options in PowerPoint 2016
  • create a custom dictionary and add entries to it in PowerPoint 2016

Configuring Automatic Correction Features

  • enable the AutoCorrect feature and configure exceptions in PowerPoint 2016
  • configure AutoFormat and Math AutoCorrect options in PowerPoint 2016
  • configure the automatic recovery of presentations in PowerPoint 2016

Embedding Fonts and Setting Properties

  • embed fonts in a presentation in PowerPoint 2016
  • add to or modify default user information and change the default location where files are saved in PowerPoint 2016
  • set basic and advanced document properties in PowerPoint 2016

Modifying Recent Documents and the QAT

  • change the default number of recent documents listed in PowerPoint 2016
  • modify the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016
  • use the Touch/Mouse icon and add it to the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016

Practice: Customizing Options

  • configure AutoFormat settings, modify default user information, set a document property, and modify the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016





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