Learn PowerPoint 2010

Create powerful presentations with PowerPoint 2010. Learn what you need when you need it.
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  • Lectures 70
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

This PowerPoint 2010 course will enable you to create great presentations that will wow your boss!

Learn everything from how to start the program to how to view the finished slide show.

The course is structured in easy to follow sections and you can choose whether to follow each lesson in the order given, or whether you want to jump in and learn a particular skill.

The course has exercises to help you practice and quizzes to check your understanding.

You will be creating fabulous PowerPoint Presentations in no time.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be able to use a keyboard and a mouse.
  • A full working copy of PowerPoint 2010 as you will work alongside me.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint 2010
  • Learn about adding text to slides
  • Learn how to add pictures and images to slides
  • Learn about using different views to complete different tasks within PowerPoint 2010
  • Find out what the Master Slide is and how to change it.
  • Make changes to the look and feel of your presentation
  • Add different types of SmartArt to your presentations

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who needs to create presentations using PowerPoint 2010

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Demonstration files - you can download them
Section 2: Getting Started

Start the programme.


Find your way around the screen.


Learn where things are on the Ribbon and how the Quick Access Toolbar can help.


The Alt key can help you learn Keyboard Short cuts.


In PowerPoint 2010 you can create your own Ribbon to hold the icons you use most often.


Find out about the options you have on the Backstage Menu.


PowerPoint Options control how PowerPoint works.

1 page

This exercise will help you to get your Quick Access Toolbar set up how you want it.

Section 3: Create and View a Presentation

Starting a new Presentation.


How to add slides and text to your presentation.


Learn how to move around within your presentation.


There are several different views in PowerPoint and they each have a different purpose. This lesson shows you the different views and what they are used for.

Saving your presentation
1 page

This exercise will help you to focus on the skills you have learned. You will create a presentation and practice what you have learned.


Outline View is used to create the presentation without getting distracted by the layout. Very handy for getting your structure sorted.

1 page

Practice using Outline View in this exercise.


Learn about formatting text in PowerPoint.


Leran how to format bullets and numbering in PowerPoint.

1 page

Complete this exercise on formatting to practice changing the look and feel of text and bullet points.

7 questions

Complete the quiz to check your understanding of what you have learned.

Section 4: Adding Pictures and Clipart

Find out how to add pictures and clipart to your presentations.


You can take a screen shot and add it to your presentation - this lesson shows you how.


Once you have added a picture to your presentation, you can style it with fancy borders and effects.


Images can be adjusted in many ways, from the contrast to the colour.


Find out how to resize your images.


When adding lots of pictures to your presentation, you can make the presentation very large in size. By compressing the pictures you can reduce the size of the presentation on disc without changing the quality of the images.


Often you wish to move an image from one location to another and this lesson shows how.

Section 5: Changing the way the presentation looks

A Design Theme is a set of colours and fonts that you can apply to a single slide or to the whole presentation.


If you wish you can change the background colour of a slide or a set of slides.


Master Slides control the look and feel of the presentation. Set them up before you start and all you have to focus on is the content.


Learn about printing your presentation.

Section 6: Adding Tables Charts Smart Art and Drawing

See how simple it is to add a Table to your presentation.


Add a chart to your presentation to make numbers meaningful.


When you have added a chart you can modify different elements of it.


A pie chart can be very useful to illustrate the way your data breaks down.

1 page

This exercise will help you to consolidate what you know about creating tables and charts on PowerPoint.


Learn how to draw and format shapes.


Learn about drawing lines.


Word Art can be used for jazzy headings.


Smart Art is brilliant for illustrating a process or a list.


You can turn a bulleted list in to Smart Art.

1 page

Using the shapes you will create a logo in this exercise to practice what you have learned.

Section 7: Viewing your show

When you wish to show your presentation, you will use Slide Show View.


Transition Effects are how the slides arrive on the screen. This lesson shows you how to apply them.


Animation Effects are how objects ON your slides appear. This lesson shows you how.


Draw a motion path to make a ball bounce or a bus drive across the screen.

1 page

Practice adding Transition Effects and Animation Effects with this exercise.

Section 8: Slide Masters

The Slide Master is the template for a presentation.


You will need to know how to see the Slide Master before you make any changes to it.


Changing the fonts and bullet styles in the Slide Master will affect the way the fonts and bullets appear in the presentation based on that master.


Learn about changing the background in the Slide Master.


You can even create your own layouts if you cannot find a slide layout that does what you want.


Themes allow you to add a cohesive look and feel to your presentation.


You can use more than one theme within a presentation. This can be effective if you need to differentiate between different parts of the presentation.


Add your logo to the slide master.


Learn how to add Headers and Footers.


Presentations look brilliant with pictures. Learn how to add them.

1 page

Play around with Pictures in this exercise.

Section 9: Smart Art

Smart Art can help you to illustrate a concept. Learn how.


Once you have Smart Art you may wish to modify the way it looks.


Learn how to create a process Smart Art.


Add an Organisational Chart to your presentation.

1 page

Smart Art and Word Art allow you to jazz up your presentation. This exercise will help you to practice this.

Section 10: Adding Sound and Video

Add sound - voice or music to your presentation.


You can add video to the presentation.


Adding a video from YouTube is now possible.


Broadcast your presentation to up to 50 people. They can call in and hear your voice over whilst watching the presentation online. Really useful to present to a team that are based all over the place.


Send your PowerPoint Presentation as a pdf or save in different ways.

1 page

Practice viewing your presentation before you present and saving in different formats.

11 questions

Take the quiz to see how you learned.

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Instructor Biography

Shelley Fishel, MCT helping you become more productive with Microsoft Office

HI I am Shelley Fishel - a qualified Microsoft Certified Trainer and I have been teaching Microsoft Office for more than 13 years now. Through my IT Training Company, The IT Training Surgery myself and a team of dedicated trainers deliver courses to businesses in many sectors.

With several levels of each course on offer and a bespoke offering as well I decided that it was time to put my classroom training on line.

Each course has several hours of video tutorials along with exercises to consolidate the learning. 

I am very excited to bring this training to more people with my main aim, to save you time when working in Microsoft Office.

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