PowerPoint 2016 Quick Start

Create a presentation

Create a presentation in PowerPoint 2016

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With PowerPoint on your PC, Mac, or mobile device:

  • Create presentations from scratch or a template.

  • Add text, images, art, and videos.

  • Select a professional design with PowerPoint Designer.

  • Add transitions, animations, and motion.

  • Save to OneDrive, to get to your presentations from your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Share and work with others, wherever they are.

Create a presentation

  1. Open PowerPoint.

  2. Select an option:

    • Select Blank Presentation to create a presentation from scratch.

    • Select one of the templates.

    • Select Take a Tour, and then select Create, to see tips for using PowerPoint.

Create new PowerPoint

Add and format text

  1. Place the cursor where you want, and type.

  2. Select the text, and then select an option on the Home tab: Font, Font size, Bold, Italic, Underline, ...

  3. To create bulleted or numbered lists, select the text, and then select Bullets or Numbering.

PowerPoint format text

Add a picture, shape, or chart

  1. Select Insert.

  2. To add a picture:

    • Select Picture.

    • Browse for the picture you want and select Insert.

  3. To add a shape, art, or chart:

    • Select Shapes, SmartArt, or Chart.

    • Select the one you want.

Insert pictures, shapes, and charts
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