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Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorial


Introduction & Table of Contents

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This tutorial is designed for users of all experience and proficiencies. Using instructional diagrams, we will take you step-by-step through the various methods for creating and using using Microsoft© PowerPoint. You may begin by selecting the above link or you can skip to any section below by selecting the category title.

Getting Started with PowerPoint

  • AutoContent Wizard
  • Create a presentation from a template
  • Create a blank presentation
  • Open an existing presentation
  • AutoLayout

Power Point Screen

  • Screen layout
  • Views

Working with Slides

  • Insert a new slide
  • Applying a design template
  • Changing slide layouts
  • Reordering slides
  • Hide slides
  • Create a custom slide show
  • Edit a custom slide show

Adding Content

  • Resizing a text box
  • Text box properties
  • Delete a text box
  • Bulleted lists
  • Numbered lists
  • Adding notes
  • Video and Audio

Working with Text

  • Adding text
  • Editing options
  • Formatting text
  • Replace fonts
  • Line spacing
  • Change case
  • Spelling check

Color Schemes

  • Color schemes
  • Backgrounds


  • Adding clip art
  • Adding an image from a file
  • Editing a graphic
  • AutoShapes
  • WordArt

Slide Effects

  • Action buttons
  • Slide animation
  • Animation preview
  • Slide transitions
  • Slide show options

Master Slides

  • Slide master
  • Header and footer
  • Slide numbers
  • Date and time

Saving and Printing

  • Save as a web page
  • Page setup
  • Print

Keyboard shortcuts


  • Design tips
  • Presentation basics