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PowerPoint For Dummies, Office 2021 Edition

By: Doug Lowe Published: 12-09-2021

Make PowerPoint the most “power”ful weapon in your Office arsenal and captivate your audience 

Presentations are your opportunity to stand out from the crowd,  impress your colleagues, and be the smartest person in the room. And upping your PowerPoint game is the key to making your next talk one to remember. But where do you start? Luckily, the trusted For Dummies series is here to help you put the umph back in your PowerPoint decks, one compelling slide at a time. 

Don’t worry if you’re completely new to PowerPoint, or even Microsoft Office in general. PowerPoint For Dummies, Office 2021 Edition quickly gets you up to speed on the basics of this world-famous presentation software, starting with understanding and using the interface. You’ll learn to create a new presentation from scratch, leverage free templates to accelerate the making of your next slide deck, and even import data from other applications. 

Already know the fundamentals? Then skip straight to the sizzle with step-by-step instructions on integrating charts and graphics into your next presentation. Knock your audience’s socks off with attention-grabbing videos, special effects that make it impossible to look away, and seamless slide transitions. 

Organized for easy and fast reference, this practical guide walks you through the strategies and techniques you’ll need to: 

  • Keep your presentation audiences engaged from the first slide to the very last 
  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues, and share your presentation with others 
  • Take advantage of all the latest features in the newest version of PowerPoint that will help you drive your deck past the finish line 

Your next presentation is your chance to deliver your best ideas with power, dynamism, and enthusiasm. Get the tools you need to engage your audience in PowerPoint For Dummies, Office 2021 Edition. You’ll soon discover that creating a slide deck, whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, can be fun, easy, and exciting. 

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PowerPoint 2021 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 02-17-2022

PowerPoint 2021 is the most powerful presentation software available to create and edit slideshow presentations for work, home, or school. PowerPoint offers a number of helpful keyboard shortcuts for performing tasks quickly. Take a glance at some of those shortcuts below for common formatting, editing, and file and document tasks. Additionally, after you’ve created your masterpiece, you can use a number of shortcuts when running your slideshow.

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