One of the most reliable places to learn how to use the PowerPoint software from Microsoft Office is the support section of Office.com. Individuals wishing to access the training materials can go to the support section of Office.com and enter "PowerPoint training" in the search box.
Office.com contains training articles and videos for PowerPoint versions 2007, 2010, 2013, Mac 2011 and iPad. The training materials are broken into beginner, intermediate and advanced sections, making the information useful for a variety of users.
The beginner sections of the tutorials are ideal for first-time users because they explain how to accomplish basic tasks, such as applying transitions between slides, changing fonts and creating complete presentations. The intermediate sections are ideal for users who are already familiar with the basic tasks of PowerPoint and are looking to advance their knowledge or need a quick look into new features introduced in latest editions of the software. The advanced sections of the tutorials help users create professional-looking presentations for business meetings, events and more. The tutorials teach individuals how to add sounds to transitions and animations, how to create and insert different charts and how to create templates that can be implemented as time-savers for future presentations.