PowerPoint For Beginners | Florin Dumitrescu | Skillshare

Playback Speed

  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x

PowerPoint For Beginners

teacher avatar Florin Dumitrescu, IT Enthusiast

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Open A Powerpoint Document

    • 3. Navigating Through PowerPoint UI

    • 4. Adding The Slides

    • 5. Working With Slides

    • 6. Working With Text

    • 7. Working With Bullet Points

    • 8. Slide Show

    • 9. Inserting A Picture

    • 10. Formatting Pictures

    • 11. Inserting A Shape

    • 12. Closure And Summary

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class

This training course will teach you how to use the psychology of PowerPoint design (trade secrets) to make your slides more engaging and appealing.

Unlike other training courses, this program will not simply point out what is wrong with your PowerPoint presentations. However, it will also offer options for resolving the issues

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Florin Dumitrescu

IT Enthusiast


Hello, I'm Florin.

See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • 0%
  • Yes
  • 0%
  • Somewhat
  • 0%
  • Not really
  • 0%
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.


1. Introduction: Hi there and welcome to the Microsoft Power Point for Beginners course. This course comes in handy to all students or employees that want to get a better understanding on PowerPoint and what they can do with it. But before we jump into the agenda, let me share some things about myself. My name is fluorine and I've been working with Microsoft Office for the past five years for different companies. So I can say that I've gained an expert eyes on a personal note, apart from sharing knowledge with others. I am a sportsmen. In my effect, played football for more than nine years. And now if I didn't go to a friend game with my friends, I'm definitely in the gym where I love spending my mornings to recharge my batteries for the rest of the day. So now that you know a couple of things about me, let's move on into the agenda and see what's waiting for us. Now I'm going to walk you through the agenda and share with you what we will cover throughout this course. Well, I'll show you how to open a document. What do we see when it first shows up? I will show you a tour and navigate through PowerPoint here. Actually you how easy it is to find that one thing that you need. And I'll show you what are the tabs and the ribbons. I've shown you how you can slides, how you can work with the slides. How you can work with the text. How you can add bullet points. How you can start to slideshow, how we can insert pictures. And of course, how to format the pictures, and how you can add shapes and format them. In the end, of course, we'll have closure when we'll talk about what we have achieved during this course. Until then, I'll see you next time with our first lecture. 2. Open A Powerpoint Document: Hello and welcome to your first lecture. Today, we're going to see how to open a document. There are two ways of opening it. First one is by searching it in the taskbar, or you can right-click on your desktop, go to New. And then here you will find Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. I already have it under the stops, so I'll just click it from here. And I'll open it. Now. When you first open the PowerPoint, you'll see this star screen. Here. You can see a recent PowerPoint presentations. If you have one that is more important, you can pin it by going to this little thing over here. Or if you right-click on it, then this one is already pinned. This one. Look, you can use pen to list. In the left side of the screen, you have different tabs from where you can save your presentations. You can print it, you can share it. You can export it. From here. You can select the esteem you have from where to choose. Most of the time, we will start with a blank presentation. This is all with this lecture and in the next one, and navigate to through the rest of the app. See you next time. 3. Navigating Through PowerPoint UI: Hi there and welcome back to our second lecture. Today, I'm going to make you a tour of Microsoft PowerPoint. First, I think you need to get familiar with the tabs and reverse, which have a pretty self-explanatory names. And in this lecture, I'll just quickly show you what you find n. But, and we'll get into more details later. You start on the home tab and only strip on, which is this section with Ikea's. You can see that from here, you can add new slides. You can change the layout, or you can add a section for your presentation. Later, I'll show you how to farm at your fault or how you can format your paragraph. So let's move on to the next tab which is insert. And as its name suggests, industry point, you can see that we can serve a lot of things. Starting from the left, we can add a new slide from here as well. We can add table or some pictures. We can add shapes and trading models, tags, book, and even headers and footers. The third tab design, we can customize our template and we have a lot of options to choose from. Just one that suits your presentations better. You can customize your template even more if you click on your format background here. But we'll check that one other time. From the Transitions tab. We can add different transitions. But again, as I said, we'll get into more details later. From animation stamp. We can animate our text and we can choose how it can appear from a slideshow. We can start the slideshow or you can record it. Or you can ever make it customer. From Review tab. You can translate the text or you can check this blank. From View tab. You can customize the view of your document, but we'll get more into it next time. This is all for today. I hope now you know where to find something that you need. And CNX time when we'll talk about slides. 4. Adding The Slides: Welcome back to our third lecture. Today, I will show how you can add new slides. So let's not waste any more time and let's jump into PowerPoint. One of the things that you'll do every time you use PowerPoint is to add new slides. On the home tab. See, there is a big bottom. This is the new slides and it is made of stock basis. If you click the upper side of it, it will just add a new slide. And it will normally at the same slide you were on before, unless you're on the title slide. Adding the same slide is cool. But if you want to add more particular type of slide, well, in this case, need to click on the drop-down before it. From here. You can choose different types of slides, from title, slide, title and content slide section header to content comparison. Each one of them has a title to help you understand what it can bring us to avoid using to content and comparison slides. But you can do as you wish or you can use what you need. I'll just add a new title and content slide. And now we have three slides. This is all for today, but you can try to add newsletter to your own point before we jump into the next lecture, and I'll see you guys. Goodbye. 5. Working With Slides: Welcome back to our first lecture. Today, I will show you how to configure your slides. Jumping through PowerPoint. Here we are. Let's start playing with the slides. It added some shapes on those slides to make you understand. In the left side of the screen, you can see the slides that I have on this presentation. You can scroll down to see how many they are. And if you want to see them bigger, you can grab this divider and drag it to the right. If it is to bake, you can drag it to the left. To simply see a bit in the slides. You can just click on a different slide. You can even your slides by clicking and holding it and dragging them to where you want them to be. Sometimes you'll have a slide so nicely made that you want another one, just like it, but with a different text on it. And you can do this by copying this slide. And you can do this by right-click and choose Copy, and then go where you want to paste it. And if I right-click on your mouse, and here you have three different copy options. But most of the time we will keep source formatting. So choose the middle one. You can also use Control C to paste. And you can use Control V to paste it. In case there is a page that I don't want. You can click it and press Delete. And in case you want to work with more slides, then you can see on the side, you can click slide, then hold Shift, and go to another slide. And it will select all the slides between them. You can also click a slide hold Shift and then scroll down to a much further sled and select all of them. If you want to see more slides at one time, you can go over here, the right lower side of the screen and click on this slide sorter box. And now it's easier even to select the slide or to switch between them, or to copy a slide and paste it. You want to use this type of view very much, but it's handy when you need it. This is offered to the end. Now we have time to practice what I showed you. Go and copy some slides, pays them, check the slide sorter view, move them around and until you are good to go, I'll see you next time with the next lecture, where we'll talk about working with texts. 6. Working With Text: Hi everyone and welcome to our new lecture. Today, we will learn both how to work with the text in PowerPoint. Let's start our PowerPoint here. And let's start with the title slide. I will just add the basic name for a presentation. Let's add a subtitle also where I will write the outdoor. Going to put my name over there. Even though the audience knows your name, it makes it look more professional. If I delete it. If you can see here on the left that even though there is nothing written in the subtitle, it doesn't appear anything, so there's no need to add something unit or to get rid of the text box. I'll just add, as I said, to make it look more professional. Now, we can work with our texts and is very similar with the way you format it in the world or in email. Can click inside the textbox and highlight the tanks that you want to format. This, you can use this section that is inside the ribbon hold font. But before we start formatting the text, let me show something different. On PowerPoint. You can select all the text that's inside the box without highlighting it. And you can do this if you click inside the text box and then you go with your cursor as the edge. And you can click when you'll see these four arrows. Now, if I click L format all the texts that is inside the text box, there is no need for me to highlight it anymore. From here, you can change the text font. You have from words to choose from. Just a simple one. And let's use this one. Science can even make it smaller or bigger in different ways. The first one is by choosing from this icon the text size that you want. Let's 48. But there are two more ways to change it. First one is by here, this one is my favorite. You can use click, click, click, and you can see that it goes bigger. From here. Click, click, click. It makes it look smaller. The third way to make, to change the font size, you can click inside this icon here and then delete what's inside and insert the value that you want the text to have. Let us make it 67. You can even make your font bold from here. Or you can apply it italic on it. You can underline it. But it isn't used as much these days. If something is important, just make it bigger. It's better than applying underline on it. You can even use shadows on your text. Absolutely have things like character spacing or strike through. This one is used if you're an accountant. And of course, uppercase, lowercase. Most of the time we end at time to play with the text formatting. And we'll just try to focus on the text size. And sometimes we changed the color of the text from here. In case you don't see the color that you want, you can go over here to More Colors. Choose from this box. The color that you want. It's much more easy to customize the color that you want from here. Or you can use this hexagonal from here. You can even customize your paragraph alignment from here. You can align it to the left, to the right, or you can center it. Now. You can make a break and go exercise it on your own PowerPoint to get used to it. Go change the font size or change the font. Or you can even change the colors and add some bold and italic on it and align it to the right. Now let's say you have formatted your text. It looks nice, but the text and where you want it to be, and you want to move it in other places. And you can do this by going on the edge. And you know, your volume are meant to be. If you see those four arrows, you can click and hold it and move around where you want it. And there is another way you can click just once and then move it with your arrows on the keyboard. If I move it without moving my mouse. And probably you can hear my keyboard. Or maybe your textbox and big enough for all your tags. Well, you can make it bigger by coined, by going on a corner. And you'll see this icon. You can drag it to the opposite direction and make it bigger. Or you can drag it and make it smaller. It is to bake. The top. You can see that there is this little spin arrow. And you can use it to spin your texts around. Most of the time you want to use all these things, but maybe you once the attorney them. And it's good to know. One more cool thing is that you can align your text from here. Also. You can align it to top, in the middle or to the bottom. Let's align it to the top. Let's say we want to use another text box and there isn't one. It's nice because you can insert it. And you can do this if you go to Insert tab, of course. Along this ribbon, you'll see that you have this icon that is called text box. You can click on it, go on your PowerPoint, and then you can drag it and you will create your own text box. This is all for today. Now, you can go and practice it all before in the next lecture where I show you how to work with bullets. Goodbye, Have a nice day, and I'll see you next time. 7. Working With Bullet Points: Hello and welcome back to our new lecture. Today we will discuss about bullets and how to work with them. So let's not waste any more time and start working with them. Here we are. Most of the time when you'll be working with slides. You'll be working with slides that have bullets on them, right? Let me get rid of this. And we should better and get rid of all the slides. To do this, we have to select them all and delete. Now we can add a new slide, and I want to select the type of slide that I want. And let's add a title and content slide. And that usually means title, bullet points. Now let's add. But I told I'm hungry. Now you can see that we have a bullet point in the text box that is waiting for us. If I write something, then press Return, it will come again. You may also ask, what is the best font size, four bullet points. The research says that in general, it's not good to use font-size that are 20 font. Rest. If you have a presentation to make In front of analysis, let's say the best one I think is between 32 or 36 because it's big enough to be seen by the people that are in the back of the room. But for now, I'll use just 20 because you are going to watch this in front of a computer or a laptop. And after you finish writing paragraph, please use a full stop at the end. Is the best thing to do after you finish paragraph. And after that we can hit Return key again. And you will have a new bullet point. If you're asking like, how many blue coins to use on the same page? The answer is that depends on what are you talking about. If you want to make a list of things to be seen in Europe, let's say you can make at least as long as you want. But if you want to teach someone something, then here's maximum four rows because most of the people can keep just between 47 things in their head at the same time. If you think that you need add bullet points, then it's perfect. Just use two slides instead of if you want to add the sub-bullet. Well, there are two ways of doing it. The first one is to normally write something. Let us say. Then you can go to this little box along this ribbon and click it. And you can click it more times to make it smaller and move it more to the right. But for now, let's move it back to wait was the other way of doing it is by going at the start of the row and then press Tab. Again. You can use it. How much you want or how much you need. But this is only for the demonstration purpose, so I'll move it back to where it was. I forgot to show this thing. If you want to go back, you can either use delete, but you will get rid of the bullet point. So you should best this decreased list level. If you use it, it has the same effect as using this one only to the opposite direction. And now you can go exercise what I've shown you so far and let me jump into the next part of the session. Now, in case you want to something that will make you stand out. Just keep in mind that the bullet points are like this because they don't need to look special. But you can choose some other variants of bullet points by going along this treatment. Right here. You have this two icons. It can use either marks, as you can see, as bullet points, are, you can use numbers. This one comes in handy. When you have things that should go in order. You have to use one to three or ABC, or just some Roman letters. In addition to all of this. You can also use bullet points that are from the line. Or you can customize them. As you can see, you can use omega or Oh, I see It's called, I knew it was omega, but never mind. Maybe I'm stupid. We can use this one as your bullet point. Look how it looks. Attributes. Everything is fine. But you should not forget the fact that most of them, like the one I used, can be distracting. So be careful what bullet points you choose. Hello and welcome back to our new lecture. Today, we will discuss about bullets and how to work with them. So let's not waste any more time and start working with them. 8. Slide Show: Welcome towards seven lecture. You are almost as half of this course, so keep her focus today we'll talk about slideshow. So let's open our PowerPoint. Here we are. Let's say you have finished your PowerPoint and now we want to present it. Or you just want to see your presentation in full-screen. Well, to do this, you have to go to the page from where you want to start. Then go to this little corner and click on this icon here that says slideshow. Now, as you can see, we are on full screen. And we can go to the next page by clicking almost any team or any mouse button. But I usually use arrows. If I press the right arrow, I can go to the next slide. And if I press the left one, I can go to the previous slide. When you reach the end of the presentation S we did, you'll see that the screen goes black. And if I press the writer One more time, whereby back to the beginning. Now, let me start the presentation. Once again. If I want to quit in the middle of the show, I just have to press Escape key. And we're back to the beginning again. Now, you can go and practice all of these. Make Yourself presentation, then play it. You can try switching the slides with the arrow keys. And when you are done, you can press escape to leave the slideshow. For those of you who likes the shortcuts, you can use Shift F5 to start the slideshow. We can go and try this one also. For those of you who saw that there is this tab that is called slideshow. And maybe we are asking why I haven't said anything about it. Well, from here you can access some simple functions like from beginning or from current slide. You can select from where your presentation should start. You can start either from the current slide, as I said, or you can start from the beginning. But you can also custom slide, which if you click on the drop-down, then go to custom shows. You hit New. And from here, I can select which slides to be part of my presentations in case I have a slide that I don't really need. Slides that I don't want to show to the public. As you can see, I can select to use only this one. The title slide. I can use it from here. And if I press OK, I then start the customer slideshow. I will only see this slide, but I don't want it. So let's exit from this tab. I can also record the slideshow. I can hide this slide in case I don't need it. As I said, let's hide this one. Now. If I start the presentation from beginning, I won't be able to see that slide and I will go to the end directly. Let's leave it. Most of the time. Me personally, I will just use this tree. I will just start from the beginning or from the current slide. I'll just customize slideshow. Because I don't really keep a slide that I donate in my PowerPoint. I just deleted. This is all for today. Thank you all for the attention. And now you can go and practice what I've showed you. Go and make a custom slideshow just for the exercise purpose. And I'll see you next time when we'll talk about how you can insert a picture. Have a nice and productive day ahead. 9. Inserting A Picture: Welcome to our lecture. Today, we will discuss about how you can insert a picture and how we can format it. Here we are. Now that you have some kind of basic knowledge on PowerPoint, Let's get more. Now, you have to understand that this is not a term paper or any mail. Powerpoint is the graphic design. And if you see a bigger publication, one where you'll meet a professional graphic designer will see that here's is a lot of pictures. Pictures help us understand sometimes better. Or they can help us connect in emotive certain way. They make things feel more real and they look better. Inserting pictures in PowerPoint is pretty simple. You have to go to Insert tab. Then along this ribbon, you'll see that there's this icon called pictures. If you click on the drop-down, you'll see that you can select from where you want the picture to come from. Either if you want to select the picture from your computer or one that is from Internet, or you can select a stock image. Those are images put at your disposal by PowerPoint. And I want I want to choose a picture from here. I can also choose from these tabs. Puts out my disposal icons, kowtow, people, stickers, videos, illustrations, character people. Just search a picture with a dog. Let's say for the demonstration, this is a fox. These are walls. Let's use this fox. I can select to insert it. When you select the picture, you can see that they come in are really big. But you can resize it like a textbox just by grabbing a corner to the opposite direction. And you can move it by clicking in the middle of it and then dragging. Keep in mind, when you're receives a picture, you want to grab a corner. Not aside, because if you see, if I grab this side, I can distort an image. Really simple. To come back to where it was. I use Control Z to reverse my last step. The picture is back to normal. Be also careful where you place the picture. Because beginners often end up crowding the tax to the picture. And it doesn't look good. But you can place it as first, you can give the tax and the image some space, even though that means sometimes you will have to make it more great. Just make it smaller, give it some space. This is where the inserting of a picture, it can go and try this all out. Next time, I will show you how to format it and it will take much longer time. See you next time. 10. Formatting Pictures: Hi there and welcome back to our ninth lecture. Today we'll continue our topic on pictures. But today we'll learn how we can for my them. So let's jump into the PowerPoint. Here we are. Let's say we want to add a picture is our template. To do this, we have to choose a picture once again. So let's go to Insert tab. We got two pictures. Click on the drop-down and select stock images. We will choose a random one because it doesn't matter, It's only for the demonstration purpose. Select this one. Let's select Insert. This is our picture. After we have selected it, we have to make it bigger so we won't have any more space on the page. Let's drag it by the corner. This is our picture. Now. For a better view, I suggest you to zoom out. And now if we have our picture so big, the problem is that we don't see the text anymore. And to say it once again, we have to learn that stacking order of images or off textboxes. And to arrange this picture, we have to go to Home tab. Then click on Arrange. And let's click on the drop-down. Here we have four options. We can bring the font, we can send to back, bring forward, or send backwards. The difference between sand backwards and Send to Back is that if we select center backward, it will go one step at a time. And if we select sent back, it will go in back of the page and everything will be in its face. Let's select center backwards and sent to backward again. Now we see the authority. And if I go Send to Back once again, now we see the title also. We can change the font color for this subtitle to be easier to sin. And let's select the black one. And let me drag it right here in the top corner. Now it looks much better. But this enter the full picture. If you see in this picture over here, the author isn't showed because our picture is much bigger than the page. We can go and drag it and move it lower. As you can see. Now, we can see it or we can use the slideshow for a better view. I think that it looks kind of nice. I showed you how to make a picture of full screen, but that is not the most important thing. That is the fact that now we can change the stacking order. Now, you can go and try this out, go to the random picture and resize it. It will be in your cover page and then go and play with the orange of the big. Now, I can show you that we can also crop the picture in case it is much bigger than the slide. To do this must go to Format tab. As you can see, a picture of prominence right here. But this tab only appears if we highlight the picture. So if I click off of it, disappears and if I click it back, it appears once again. In the right side of the ribbon, you will see crop right here. If I drag it, click it, sorry. This things will appear and they'll help me cropped this picture. If I want to crop it. And let's try to make it as big as the slide is. You can see that in the background, I can see the slide. It will also correct my Movement. And be as big as the slide is. I have to click Crop once again. And this is now our picture is as big as the slide. Right now, we have looked at some of the different effects that we can use. Pictures. So let's take a look on the extra ones that are mostly kind of hanging around. You can click the picture once I, once again and go to a picture format. One of the things that should look at these two, Reuter rotate right here in the right side of the ribbon. And if we click it, we can rotate 90 degrees, rotate left, 90 degrees, vertical or horizontal. You can use each one of these if you need it for now with don't need it. We can also come right here to Color and you can select a new color for your picture. Most of the time. Not really going to be playing with this too much, but we can also find some interesting ones that may have come handy. I don't know, like Orange Accent or February around here. I don't find it try now. I don't know. You can play with this. On correction. You. We've got a lot of different types of brightness. And again, you can play with it if you need it. Right now we don't need it. I only have to show you that you can use this options. In case you are going to create a presentations that in case you are going to create a presentation that is going to have a lot of pictures. You might, you might want to take a look on compress pictures right here. Because sometimes if you use a lot of photos in your presentation, it might be so big that you want to be able even to send it on email. And for that, you can use this thing. And if we click it, we can see all these options. Let's read them. Compression options apply only to this picture. Of course, you don't want to apply this only to one picture where you want to apply it to all the pictures that we have in this presentation. Delete cropped areas of the pictures. Of course I want to delete them. I don't need it anymore. Here is interesting. I recommend you to use email. But if you send it to someone that has more Performance Monitor, you should use Web because it will look much better on web if you have that kind of stuff. So let's press Okay. And when you are going to live this PowerPoint and save it, it will compress the pictures. Now, can go and try practice all of this. Go and change the brightness of a picture and then go and compress all the peaks in your PowerPoint. Now, I'm going to show you the best option for when you want to use pictures. That is removed background. If you have a picture like this one placed in the corner of your slide. The benefit is that it gives you a lot of room for bullet points and textboxes. And one tip is that pictures with no background set in the corner of a slide are the most effective image. Two designs like PowerPoint. Let us go and this one. Then we should go to insert pictures, stock images, search for a new one. With someone in. We can, we can also use cut-out people. If we select them. They'll automatically have no background. But Today we want to play with Remove Background. This one. Go again to insert pictures, stock images. Let's search people to be easier for us to find someone. We will want to search someone that will have a clear background. Let's select this lady. This one, like this one. Now, let's say we want to get rid of the background. And let's go to Format tab. And then let's go to remove background. Will have this four options. Make Mark Areas to keep Mark Areas to remove this cardinal changes and keep changes. And if you seem will have this purple alignment. What is purple will be removed? Let's first areas to keep. I want to keep her hat. And if you see if I drag this lies, it will keep the area around it. And her hair. I want to keep her body also. Thank you. And her lips. Start looking good. We have some pair in here. Shoulder I want it is looking much better. And let's mark some areas to be removed. And I want to remove this area right here. Perfect. Now let's keep all the changes. As you can see, we have this picture with no background. Now, the best way to remove the background is to make it on a big image. For when you make it small and set in the corner, you won't be able to see the mistakes that we've made while cropping the image. You can also do all these things in Photoshop also, but not everyone has it or knows how to work with it. So this might be simple for some of you. This is all for today's video. Now, you can go and try all of this out. Go and remove the background and play with it. I will see you next time. And until then, have a nice day. 11. Inserting A Shape: Hi there and welcome back. Last lecture. Today I'll show how you can draw shapes in PowerPoint. So let's not waste any more time. Let's jump into our point. Here we are. Powerpoint has a number of drawing tools that you can use to create graphic elements in your slides. Probably you want to come in and do a lot of graphic designs. And they are definitely not going to be drawing things like cats and dogs. But they come in handy when you have a picture like we have here. And the text is invisible as we want it to be. Well, we can drag this text box, our title text box, and drag the picture. I want to drag this one. Let's drag it here, or better up here. And we want to make it visible. And we can go to Insert and the shape and the rectangle. We can drag it. Now. We can go and send it back. Send backwards, sorry. Now if I make it whatever I just, I didn't know I wanted to make this one. And let's make our subtitle writing white. Now, we can. How many mistakes can do better? Now? Finally, sorry for the interruption. Now, you can see the fact that our text is much more visible, but it doesn't look good because our picture doesn't need to add this. But in some cases, you'll need to know this stuff. So just let me add a new blank slide and I will help you understand how to use them better. Starting with this 1. First of all, we have to go to Insert tab. And along this ribbon, you'll see that we have this icon here with shapes. And if we click on the drop-down, here, we see how many different types of shapes we can use. Well, most of them were useless because you will only use this tool, or maybe better said is you will mostly use recently is shapes. And the most common ones are rectangle and oval. For the demonstration purpose, I'll use an rectangle. And if I click it, now to insert it, I have to click from where I want the shape to start and drag it. Of course, after it is inserted, I can resize it just like a picture. And I can mostly formatted just like a picture. Now, you can go and insert a shape by yourself and then resize it to be sure you have understood how to do it. Now let me show you how we can format it. And well, of course, we have to be on Format tab as we are now. And if you don't see this shape Information tab, because you haven't highlighted the shape that you want to format. To do this, you have to. As you can see, if I click outside of it, it disappears. And if I click it back, the Shape Format tab is back. Along this ribbon. We have a lot of ways to format our shape. Starting with shapes styles. Here we have a lot of shapes styles put at our disposal to configure or shaping the way we want it to be. Let's make it orange. Let's say. This is boom, sorry, it wasn't orange. From here, we can also insert shapes. This is a little bit different from the one from insert tab because we can change this rectangle into another shape. So let me try and create this shape that is black block. I don't know how it's called. You can see we can add it along the shape. What? I want to get rid of it. Sorry. So if I click on the Shape, I can add it. The shape of our rectangle. Said, if I click on rock again, it's changed. And if I want to make this not allowed symbol, as you can see, it's made of our rectangle. We can also shape fill. What the, it means that it changes the color that is inside of your shape. From here, we can change the color of the outline. We can add some shape effects. Can go and play with all of this. To configure your shape. We can also align it. We can align it to the left. We can center it. We can align it to the right, aligned to the top, middle, and bottom. I want it to be in centre. Of course. We can select the plane, but this is a little bit too complicated, so let's just keep it. We can use our, our shape as a text box and we can insert something inside of it. As you can see. Mostly these are kind of all the things you can do with your shapes. Of course, there are much more, but this is the base things that you have to understand. Now. You can go on your own and insert the new shape again. Play with it around. Go, change its style. Go awesome. Work. What duct? I forgot to show you this one. So if I insert something inside of it, then I go to Share format and word duct. You can see that writing from the shape is changing. Again. You can play with this. You can edit the shape. You can add a new shape from here. You can align it to the bottom, to the middle, or to the right. You can bring it backward or send it, or bring it forward. You can do whatever you want. 12. Closure And Summary: Hi guys and welcome back. I'm not going to bore you with a recap of the agenda because you know what you already covered, right? Basically made it so far. It means that you have completed the course and there's not too much the same, but congratulations. I'm really proud and most thankful because you follow this course. And at the same time, I hope that we have learned some things about PowerPoint. It's very hard for me to say goodbye this time. So take care review and I hope we'll see you very soon.