Formatting Text Boxes and Working with Graphic Content 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

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 provides a wide range of tools for adding text and graphic content to slides, and for arranging and altering this content to produce presentations that are professional, creative, and highly polished. In this course, you’ll learn how to insert, position, resize, and format both text and graphics on PowerPoint slides. You’ll also learn how to arrange and manipulate the objects on a slide, and how to apply a range of artistic effects and styles, to both text and graphic elements. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for beginners.


Adding and Adjusting Text Boxes

  • start the course
  • insert text boxes and apply fills to them in PowerPoint 2016
  • change the internal margins of text boxes in PowerPoint 2016
  • modify the borders of text boxes in PowerPoint 2016
  • align text boxes and their contents, wrap text, and convert text to columns in PowerPoint 2016
  • add shape effects to text boxes in PowerPoint 2016
  • specify formats for a text box and set the default format in PowerPoint 2016
  • adjust text box size and position and automatically fit text to a text box in PowerPoint 2016

Arranging Objects

  • send objects forward or back in PowerPoint 2016
  • align, group, and rotate objects in PowerPoint 2016
  • use the Selection and Visibility pane to show, hide, or manipulate objects in PowerPoint 2016

Manipulating Objects

  • resize objects and reset objects to their original state in PowerPoint 2016
  • apply predefined artistic effects, picture effects, and picture layouts in PowerPoint 2016
  • apply styles and add and modify object borders in PowerPoint 2016

Practice: Manipulating Slide Content

  • add and adjust a text box, display text in columns, rotate a picture, apply a picture style, and apply picture effects in PowerPoint 2016





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