PowerPoint 2016 Quick Start

Create and save

Create and save in PowerPoint 2016

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

Save your presentation to OneDrive

When you save your files to the cloud, you can share and collaborate with others, and get to your files from anywhere - on your computer, tablet, or phone.

  1. Select File > Save As.

  2. Select OneDrive.

    Save personal files to OneDrive - Personal, and work files to your company OneDrive. You can also save to another location, like your device.

Save PowerPoint to OneDrive
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