Modifying and Formatting Slides 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
63 minutes

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, you can easily add slides to a presentation, manipulate their order, and use predefined options to give the slides a particular look and feel. Then you can use a range of options to add content to slides and adjust its appearance. In this course, you’ll learn how to set up a basic presentation, ordering a sequence of slides and applying a presentation theme and slide layout. You’ll also learn how to add and work with slide text, including using creative text effects and converting text into SmartArt. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for beginners.


Setting Up Slides

  • start the course
  • work with slides in PowerPoint 2016
  • insert an outline from an external source in a presentation in PowerPoint 2016
  • insert saved slides in a presentation in PowerPoint 2016

Applying a Theme and Slide Layout

  • apply and modify a theme, and hide background graphics, in PowerPoint 2016
  • work with themes in PowerPoint 2016
  • apply predefined slide layouts to slides in PowerPoint 2016

Adding and Working with Text

  • copy and move text, and apply special paste options, in PowerPoint 2016
  • work with lists in PowerPoint 2016
  • add and work with headers, footers, and slide numbering in PowerPoint 2016

Aligning Text and Using Text Effects

  • indent text and set line and character spacing in PowerPoint 2016
  • set text alignment and direction, and convert text to columns, in PowerPoint 2016
  • work with text effects in PowerPoint 2016
  • convert text into SmartArt in PowerPoint 2016

Practice: Modifying Presentations

  • set up a sequence of slides, apply a theme and slide layout, add a header, add and format text, and convert text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2016





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