Welcome to our free Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Training tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Training course.
The Ribbon is a feature of PowerPoint that helps you work efficiently in PowerPoint to create engaging presentations.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a robust program which is used to create many different types of presentations, including charts and diagrams, flyers, invoices, and much more. Microsoft PowerPoint has hundreds of commands for working with different presentations. To make it easier for users to find the specific commands they are looking for, commands are organized onto eight main tabs:
Note that the File tab is not a typical tab. The File tab takes you to the Backstage view where you manage, rather than make changes to, your document. The Backstage view is covered in the next lesson.
In addition to the main tabs, there are numerous tool tabs which include less commonly used commands. Individual tool tabs are covered in detail in the advanced Microsoft PowerPoint class. For now you should know:
Functionally related commands in PowerPoint are organized in groups on each tab. The following table lists the groups found on each tab:
In some groups, you will see a button in the lower right corner next to the group name. This is the dialog box launcher. Opening a group's dialog box gives you access to additional commands associated with the group:
Commands are controls that enable you to accomplish specific tasks, such as bolding text, adding a list, inserting a picture, or adding slide numbers.
The new Tell Me tab on the Ribbon is a shortcut to actions in PowerPoint 2016 and 2019.
The Ribbon is the display you see at the top of the Microsoft PowerPoint window. It is your primary interface with PowerPoint. It allows you to access most of the commands available to you in PowerPoint. The Ribbon is composed of three types of objects: tabs, groups, and commands.
In this exercise, you will explore the Ribbon to answer the following questions:
If your installation of Microsoft PowerPoint has been customized, some of your answers may differ.