In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to enter topics and choose a design to have PowerPoint create an outline. The outline contains a table of contents, and even related notes to do more research for content.
- [Narrator] A benefit to being an Office 365 subscriber is the ability to use a great feature called QuickStarter. If your having trouble getting going on a presentation, this tool can help you build an outline and get that outline on slides with a nice design quickly. Click File. New. In the middle of the screen click QuickStarter. If this is the first time you've ever used the tool, you'll need to click Turn On, to turn on the intelligence services for your work, which is a pop-up dialogue.
This is going to give Microsoft permission to go out and do research and design for you. Once you click Turn On, you'll be brought to this screen and we can start by putting in a topic. I'll put in my topic and click Search. Based on the topic, PowerPoint is going to give me some sub-topics, I'll click the link and now I can choose some starter slides. I can use as many or as little as I want to.
You can uncheck the ones that you don't want to include in your presentation. I'll click Next, now I've chosen the topics, I need to choose the design. These are all different slide designs to get me started. I'll click the one that I like best and then click Create. In just a few moments, I have a slide outline ready to go. The first two slides are information slides. They aren't part of my topics. This is PowerPoint telling me a few key facts about my presentation.
It's telling me that it may have put some notes and key details in the notes area, and the second slide is other related topics that I can look up to build content. It even tells me how to use the Smart Lookup Tool. I can select the text, right click, and choose Smart Lookup. It's going to open up a new pane on the right hand side, with some more research that I can use for my presentation. I can click the X to close out of this.
Let's look at the actual slides it created. Here's my Title slide, and I can double click to add a sub-title. The next slide is a table of contents. These are the key topics that I selected in that first view. It's added images, it's built me headings, and it has given me everything I need to get started and it tells me where to add my own text. So if you feel like you need just a bit of a nudge, though this is actually a lot more than a nudge, use the QuickStarter Tool and get going on your presentation very quickly.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files