Getting Started With PowerPoint

This PowerPoint 2016 lesson includes everything you need to know to create dynamic Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.


  1. Open PowerPoint 2016, and create a blank presentation.
  2. Change the Ribbon Display Options to Show Tabs.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Quick Access Toolbar and add New, Quick Print, and Spelling.
  4. In the Tell me bar, type Shape and press Enter.
  5. Choose a shape from the menu, and double-click somewhere on your slide.
  6. Show the Ruler if it is not already visible.
  7. Zoom the presentation to 120%.
  8. When you're finished, your presentation should look something like this:
    Getting Started Challenge
  9. Change the Ribbon Display Options back to Show Tabs and Commands.