Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 - PowerPoint

This is how you get started with Powerpoint. This page contains information on how to get acquainted with the Powerpoint environment and answers to frequently asked questions about various features of the program. The Powerpoint presentation program is part of the Microsoft 365 package which is free to download for NTNU students and staff. To download the Micrsoft 365 suite or check out other guides, follow the Microsoft 365 portal.

Norsk versjon - Microsoft 365 - PowerPoint

Getting started

When you start Powerpoint, you will see a blank presentation with an upper menu, a lower menu and a slide overview on the left side. On Mac, you also have the ability to launch the document from a template. The upper menu is the main menu and consists of the following tabs:

  • Home - Clipboard, Slides, Font, Paragraph, Drawing, Editing
  • Insert - Slides, Tables, Images, Illustrations, Add-ins, Links, Comments, Text, Symbols, Media
  • Design - Themes, Variants Customize
  • Transitions - Preview, Transition to This Slide, Timing
  • Animations - Preview, Animation, Advanced Animation, Timing
  • Slide Show - Start Slide Show, Set Up, Monitors
  • Review - Proofing, Language, Comments, Compare, OneNote link (only Windows)
  • View - Presentation Views, Master Views, Show, Zoom, Color/Grayscale, Window, Macros

To open or create new presentations, you will find these options in the File tab. On Windows, this is located next to the Home tab. On Mac, this is located in Mac's built-in top menu.

The lower menu consists of information about the number of slides and the language used in the presentation. In this menu you also have the option to change the document layout for slide sorting and slide show, in addition to adding notes and comments to the slide. Next to these, it is possible to adjust the zoom percentage of the presentation.

When you save your presentation, you can choose to save it locally on your computer or save it in OneDrive. By saving in OneDrive's cloud service, you have the opportunity to open and edit the document anywhere using the online version of Powerpoint, Powerpoint Online.

Sharing and Collaboration

Guidance for sharing and collaboration

Tips and Tricks

Information on tips and tricks are coming soon.

User Guides

Microsoft Microsoft 365 training


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