Microsoft PowerPoint

Getting Started With Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

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PowerPoint is an introduction program that enables you to make dynamic slide introductions. These introductions can incorporate liveliness, portrayal, pictures, recordings, and significantly more. In this lesson, you’ll take in your way around the PowerPoint condition, including the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Backstage view.

Becoming more acquainted with PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2016 is like PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2010. On the off chance that you’ve already utilized these adaptations, PowerPoint 2016 should feel well-known. Be that as it may, in the event that you are new to PowerPoint or have more involvement with more seasoned renditions, you should first set aside some opportunity to get comfortable with the PowerPoint 2016 interface.

The PowerPoint interface

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When you open PowerPoint out of the blue, the Start Screen will show up. From here, you’ll have the capacity to make another introduction, pick a layout, and access your as of late altered introductions. From the Start Screen, find and select Blank Presentation to get to the PowerPoint interface.

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Making a clear introduction

Tap the catches in the intuitive beneath to get comfortable with the PowerPoint interface.

Working with the PowerPoint condition

The Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar are the place you will discover the summons to perform regular errands in PowerPoint. Backstage view gives you different alternatives for sparing, opening a record, printing, and sharing your report.

The Ribbon

PowerPoint utilizes a selected Ribbon framework rather than conventional menus. The Ribbon contains various tabs, each with a few gatherings of orders. For instance, the Font gather on the Home tab contains summons for designing content in your report.

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Gatherings on the Ribbon

A few gatherings additionally have a little bolt in the base right corner that you can click for significantly more alternatives.

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More alternatives in gatherings

Appearing and concealing the Ribbon

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The Ribbon is intended to react to your present assignment, however you can limit it on the off chance that you find that it takes up excessively screen space. Tap the Ribbon Display Options bolt in the upper-right corner of the Ribbon to show the drop-down menu.

Strip Display Options

Auto-shroud Ribbon: Auto-cover up shows your exercise manual in full-screen mode and totally conceals the Ribbon. To demonstrate the Ribbon, tap the Expand Ribbon summon at the highest point of screen.

Show Tabs: This choice conceals all order bunches when they’re not being used, but rather tabs will stay obvious. To demonstrate the Ribbon, just snap a tab.

Show Tabs and Commands: This choice amplifies the Ribbon. The majority of the tabs and summons will be obvious. This choice is chosen naturally when you open PowerPoint out of the blue.

Utilizing the Tell me include

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In case you’re experiencing difficulty discovering summon you need, the Tell Me highlight can help. It works simply like a normal pursuit bar: Type what you’re searching for, and a rundown of choices will show up. You would then be able to utilize the order specifically from the menu without finding it on the Ribbon.

Utilizing the Tell me include

The Quick Access Toolbar

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Found simply over the Ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar gives you a chance to get to basic summons regardless of which tab is chosen. Of course, it incorporates the Save, Undo, Redo, and Start From Beginning summons. You can include different orders depending your inclination.

To add orders to the Quick Access Toolbar:


Tap the drop-down bolt to one side of the Quick Access Toolbar.

Finding the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dropdown bolt

Select the charge you need to include starting from the drop menu. To look over more orders, select More Commands.

Adding an order to the Quick Access toolbar

The order will be added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Locating the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dropdown arrow


The order added to the Quick Access toolbar

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The Ruler, guides, and gridlines

PowerPoint incorporates a few devices to help sort out and mastermind content on your slides, including the Ruler, guides, and gridlines. These instruments make it simpler to adjust protests on your slides. Just tap the check encloses the Show amass on the View tab to show and shroud these instruments.

The Ruler, Guidelines, and Grids

Zoom and other view choices

The Ruler, Guidelines, and Grids

PowerPoint has an assortment of survey choices that change how your introduction is shown. You can see your introduction in Normal view, Slide Sorter see, Reading perspective, or Slide Show see. You can likewise zoom in and out to make your introduction simpler to peruse.

Exchanging slide sees

Exchanging between various slide sees is simple. Simply find and select the coveted slide see charge in the base right corner of the PowerPoint window.

Slide View commands

Slide View charges

To take in more about slide sees, see our Managing Slides lesson.

Zooming in and out


To zoom in or out, snap and drag the zoom control slider in the base right corner of the PowerPoint window. You can likewise choose the + or – summons to zoom in or out by littler additions. The number beside the slider shows the present zoom rate, additionally called the zoom level.

The Zoom control slider

The Zoom control slider

Backstage view

Clicking the File tab

Backstage view gives you different alternatives for sparing, opening, printing, and sharing your introductions. To get to Backstage view, tap the File tab on the Ribbon.

Tapping the File tab

Tap the catches in the intelligent beneath to take in more about utilizing Backstage view.


Here, you can change different PowerPoint alternatives, settings, and dialect inclinations.

You can survey our lesson on Understanding OneDrive to take in more about utilizing OneDrive.


Open PowerPoint 2016, and make a clear introduction.

Change the Ribbon Display Options to Show Tabs.

Tap the drop-down bolt by the Quick Access Toolbar and include New, Quick Print, and Spelling.

In the Tell me bar, type Shape and press Enter.

Pick a shape from the menu, and double tap some place on your slide.

Demonstrate the Ruler on the off chance that it isn’t as of now unmistakable.

Zoom the introduction to 120%.

When you’re done, your introduction should look something like this:

Beginning Challenge

Getting Started Challenge

Change the Ribbon Display Options back to Show Tabs and Commands.

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