Introduction to the PowerPoint 2016 Interface and Basic Tasks

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
58 minutes

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 makes it easy to create professional presentations that make an impact. In this course, you’ll learn about the new interface and key new features introduced in PowerPoint 2016. You’ll also learn how to perform a range of basic tasks so you can get started with using PowerPoint 2016. These tasks include creating and saving presentations, setting up slides, choosing print settings, and viewing presentations in different ways. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for beginners.


Getting Started with PowerPoint 2016

  • start the course
  • identify the different parts of the PowerPoint 2016 interface
  • recognize key new features in PowerPoint 2016
  • create and open presentations in PowerPoint 2016
  • create a presentation using a template in PowerPoint 2016
  • save a presentation as a template in PowerPoint 2016

Setting Up and Working with Files

  • set slide size and orientation in PowerPoint 2016
  • work with presentations from a previous version of PowerPoint in PowerPoint 2016
  • compress pictures, add tags to a presentation, and save a presentation in a required format

Changing Print Settings

  • set basic print options in PowerPoint 2016
  • set a print layout and print quality, and choose to print a frame, comments, and inking in PowerPoint 2016
  • choose a printer, check printer properties, and preview a presentation before printing it in PowerPoint 2016

Using View and Zoom Options

  • customize the status bar and use different presentation views in PowerPoint 2016
  • view the ruler, gridlines, guides, and slide notes, and zoom in or out of a presentation in PowerPoint 2016
  • switch between presentations and arrange windows in PowerPoint 2016

Practice: Creating a Presentation

  • create a presentation based on a template, add presentation content, and preview and save a presentation in PowerPoint 2016





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