This Video On Demand explains how to use built-in, online and custom PowerPoint templates to create great-looking presentations. It features a section on how to create a PowerPoint presentation from a properly formatted Word document, saving time and increasing productivity. This video explains tips for adding and editing text on slides, including text placeholders. Slide layouts and their content is explained. Viewers learn how to modify the size of slides and slide orientation. PowerPoint themes are detailed, along with how to apply them to slides, how to select and apply a theme variant, and how to modify fonts, colors and background styles to customize a theme. Options for formatting backgrounds are shown, and when and why to hide background images is explained. Use this course to get started creating professional PowerPoint presentations.