How to Create Stunning Presentations with PowerPoint 2016
PowerPoint 2016 is a powerful tool for creating professional and engaging presentations. Whether you need to present your ideas, showcase your products, or pitch your business, PowerPoint 2016 can help you deliver your message with style and impact.
In this article, we will show you some of the features and tips that can help you create stunning presentations with PowerPoint 2016. You will learn how to:
Use themes and templates to design your slides
Add animations and transitions to make your presentation more dynamic
Insert charts, graphs, and images to illustrate your data and points
Use SmartArt and icons to create visual diagrams and infographics
Add audio and video to enhance your presentation
Share and collaborate on your presentation with others
By the end of this article, you will be able to create presentations that will impress your audience and communicate your message effectively.
Use Themes and Templates to Design Your Slides
One of the easiest ways to create a professional-looking presentation is to use themes and templates. Themes are predefined sets of colors, fonts, and effects that you can apply to your entire presentation. Templates are ready-made layouts that you can use for specific types of slides, such as title slides, content slides, or comparison slides.
To apply a theme or a template, go to the Design tab on the ribbon and choose from the available options. You can also browse more themes and templates online by clicking on the More button at the bottom right corner of the gallery.
You can customize the theme or template by changing the colors, fonts, or effects. To do so, click on the Variants button on the Design tab and select the option you want. You can also create your own custom theme or template by clicking on the Customize button and choosing Save Current Theme or Save Current Template.
Add Animations and Transitions to Make Your Presentation More Dynamic
Animations and transitions are effects that you can add to your slides or objects to make them move or change in appearance. Animations are applied to individual objects, such as text boxes, shapes, or images. Transitions are applied to entire slides, such as fade, wipe, or zoom.
To add an animation or a transition, go to the Animations or Transitions tab on the ribbon and choose from the available options. You can also access more animations or transitions by clicking on the More button at the bottom right corner of the gallery.
You can customize the animation or transition by changing the duration, direction, timing, or trigger. To do so, click on the Effect Options button on the Animations or Transitions tab and select the option you want. You can also reorder, remove, or preview your animations or transitions by using the buttons on the same tab.
Insert Charts, Graphs, and Images to Illustrate Your Data and Points
Charts, graphs, and images are visual elements that you can insert into your slides to illustrate your data and points. Charts and graphs are useful for showing trends, comparisons, or relationships among numerical data. Images are useful for adding interest, emotion, or context to your presentation.
To insert a chart or a graph, go to the Insert tab on the ribbon and click on the Chart button. You can choose from different types of charts or graphs, such as column, line, pie, or bar. A new worksheet will open where you can enter or paste your data. The chart or graph will automatically update based on your data.
To insert an image, go to the Insert tab on the ribbon and click on the Pictures button. You can choose from different sources of images, such as your computer, online pictures, screenshots, or icons. A dialog box will open where you can browse and select the image you want.
You can resize, move, crop, rotate, or format your chart, graph, or image by using the handles or buttons that appear when you select it. You can also add effects such as shadows, reflections, or borders by using the options on the Format tab that appears when you select it.
Use SmartArt and Icons to Create Visual Diagrams and Infographics
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