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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics - How to make PowerPoint Presentations

teacher avatar Connor Look, Tech Guide, Entrepreneur

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Lessons in This Class

15 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Opening PowerPoint

    • 3. Adding Title and Subtitle

    • 4. Changing text properties

    • 5. Adding transitions

    • 6. Adding animations

    • 7. Creating new slides

    • 8. Inserting text boxes

    • 9. Inserting images

    • 10. Moving objects

    • 11. Arranging objects

    • 12. Changing design

    • 13. Saving PowerPoint Presentations

    • 14. Running a Slide Show

    • 15. Project - Apply your knowledge

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About This Class

Continue your learning: PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes

Welcome to my course! Today I am going to be teaching you the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint.

By the end of this course, you will know how to:

• Open PowerPoint

• Add a title and subtitle

• Change text properties (see Computer Basics course)

• Add transitions

• Add animations

• Create new slides

• Insert text box

• Insert images

• Move objects

• Arrange objects

• Change the design

• Save a PowerPoint presentation

• Run the Slide Show

I’m going to be taking you step by step through the content, so follow along and you’ll be an expert in no time!

Check out my Computer Basics course to learn more:

Let's start!



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Connor Look

Tech Guide, Entrepreneur


Hello, I'm Connor.

I am a tech enthusiast, problem-solver and entrepreneur.

I taught myself to code after getting a taster for it in secondary school; I then went on to take Computer Science and IT for GCSE. 

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1. Introduction: Welcome to my course. I'm gonna be teaching in the basics of yourself. PowerPoint. By the end of this course, you will know how. Open power. Point on a title on subtitle change text properties. Add transitions at animations, creates new slides, insert text boxes, insert images, move objects, arrange objects, changed the design of the power point, save a PowerPoint presentation and run this lodger. I'm gonna be taking you step by step through the content, so follow along and you'll be an expert in no time. So let's begin. 2. Opening PowerPoint: before we open power point, there's make your browser's smaller by going up to the top right hand corner and clicking on the to overlay two cubes. As you can see, this is major browsers smaller on your screen and now enables you to access the rest of your computer while still following along with my course. Now, if you want to maneuver rich, you can click and drag at the top and position it somewhere more convenient. Soto Open Power Point. Go to your Windows Explorer or, if you're using Mac, your Mac Finder and search PowerPoint. Once it comes up, select it. And as you could see, PowerPoint has opened. 3. Adding Title and Subtitle: to round a title, We click on the box, which says Click to add a new title. Then we enter a new title to add a new subtitle with Took on the Box, which says Click to Add a Subtitle and We End Toe and You Subtitle. 4. Changing text properties: to change text properties. We go to the home tab and then while selecting the text we want to change, which is in one, the textbooks is we change the settings in the front and paragraph sections. I go through this in more detail in my computer basics course, so if you want to learn more, check that out. 5. Adding transitions: transitions are an animated way of changing slides. Toe add transitions to a PowerPoint slide. We first go up to the transitions tab, and then, while on the slide that we want to and transitions to, we can choose one of the transitions. As you could see. Once I select one of them, it will give a preview of what that transition will do now that it's selected. When we run this, that transition will be applied to this slide. 6. Adding animations: animations affect how objects on our slides appear. This also allows us to choose the order in which the objects on our slide appears. Toe add animations. We go to the animations, tamp. Then, while selecting an object such as a textbooks. We can choose one of the animations, like with transitions. He's have a preview. So as you could see the fate, transition fades in the object. If we choose the fade transition, then as you could see, that has been applied on when we run the slide show that will be applied to the object during the slide. 7. Creating new slides: to create a new slide. We go to the home tab and we choose from the new slide section. If you select new slide, it automatically create what is called a title and content slide, which, you could see here just means that it has an area to write paragraphs, for instance, and a title. But you can choose from any selection of these that standard to, or the title slide on the title and content slide. So when you're moving on to a new topic, you can choose title slide on. As you could see, you're able to create another title and I never sub titled. 8. Inserting text boxes: to insert text boxes. We go to the insert tab and under the section of text which use text box off to selecting it, we can click and drag to draw a rectangular textbooks on our slide. Once we've released our left mouse button, you can see that we are now able to type within this text box on the slide. 9. Inserting images: to insert an image, we go to the insert tab and then under the images section with select picture. This will come up with a menu allowing us to insert images from our computer within the Downloads folder. I'm going to insert poppies. As you could see, a picture of poppies has been inserted into the slide. We can move this by clicking and dragging within the middle area and repositioning on our slides. Week of resize. By using the points in the corners, I'm clicking and dragging to our desired size on the slide. 10. Moving objects: in the previous lesson, I showed you how to insert, move on and resize images. So I'm now going to teach you how to move and resize text boxes. So if we go back to original slide and select one of the text boxes, as you can see, there is a dotted line going around the outside. If you select on this dotted line, you can click and drag and reposition the text box on the slide. As with the image, you can use the corners to resize the textbooks and cover what part of the slide you wish. 11. Arranging objects: arranging objects means moving them back or forward on the slide to give the desired appearance. To arrange objects, we go to the hometown and then coming over to the drawing section, we go to a range. As you can see, there are many different options which will be highlighted once we select an object. So now that I've selected the object, as you could see, we have a lot of options. For instance, we could send this toe back, which will now make the title on the textbooks I inserted visible meaning we're now able to interact with. Those was having the image in the background. You can also do this by right clicking on the object, such as the image and going centre back or bring to front if we bring to front. As you could see, the text boxes are now covered up 12. Changing design: to change the design of our power point presentation. We go up to the design tamp. And as you could see, we have multiple options along here to view more. We can click this little symbol here, which will show us all of the available options in this section. Now we can choose rather than the standard weaken change to another design. As you could see, it automatically applied to the adverse Lloyd's as well. This changes the layout of all of the slides. So if I show you a new slide, all of them look different due to this design. 13. Saving PowerPoint Presentations: to save a power point presentation, we go up to file and select safe. If you haven't already, it will ask you where you want to save the file. Or you could access this if you have already or what to save it somewhere else by going to file and safe as now. As you can see, it has given you the option to change the location of where you saved your file or save a copy somewhere else. I'm not going to do this, but if you want to see this in more detail, you can go to my computer basics course. 14. Running a Slide Show: to run the slide show we go to slideshow Tam. Then we choose one of the options from the start slideshow section I normally go with from beginning or from current slide, depending whether I just want to go from where I am already or wherever I want to start from the top. In this case, as it says here, you can also do it with five and that will start from the top, as you likely just saw the transition on this slide off the fade was applied. Andi. Once we trigger the animation for the text box by Eva Pressing click, we can move on by using the arrow keys or by pressing space. 15. Project - Apply your knowledge: to consolidate your understanding of what you've learned. I would like you to you create a PowerPoint presentation about something you're passionate about. Then submit it to the project section below this course. Feel free to re watch this course and check out my computer basics course to help you. Good luck. And I look forward to seeing your project. There would be greatly appreciated if you shared this course with some friends. Left a review completed. The project followed me on skill share so that you're notified when a publisher never course and watched my have courses.