PowerPoint 2010 Essentials

Present your work in style using tips and techniques to add power and punch to your presentation
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Published 12/2014 English

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Master PowerPoint 2010 on your terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course.

Present your work in style in a PowerPoint presentation using the tips and techniques in this video lesson on PowerPoint 2010. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing PowerPoint 2010 - from creating a simple presentation to adding special effects and multimedia to your deck - with PowerPoint 2010 Essentials. Our instructors provide expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle new topics the way you want to learn. Master basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge yourself in bold new directions. Work with templates, add graphics, and use meaningful transitions Add sound, animation, video, charts, and more to pack some power into your presentation Get up to speed on new features in PowerPoint 2010 and understand best practices for creating and sharing your presentation Includes over 2 hours of PowerPoint 2010 video training.

If you're looking for real-world PowerPoint 2010 instruction, you'll find it here.

What are the requirements?

  • This course starts with the basics, we recommend that you have access to PowerPoint in order to practice and master the skills you have learned.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get started with PowerPoint Basics; to navigate PowerPoint views, use Ribbon commands to design and present your slide show and learn to change PowerPoint options.
  • KeyTips will allow you to employ keyboard shortcuts to select and execute Ribbon commands. Use the AutoCorrect feature, learn how to modify the Edit settings, change the behavior of the Cut and Paste commands and any text selections. You can also work with print options to control presentation printing.
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbons; add tabs, groups, or commands and help your workflow become more efficient.
  • Explore an overview of the PowerPoint presentation structure; build a presentation slide by slide, using its own layout and function within your presentation. Type and edit, cut and paste, format text, color and style.
  • The PowerPoint spelling check feature can help you make sure your presentation is free of any spelling errors. Use the Research feature when entering key facts and definitions into your slide show.
  • Work with layouts and placeholders, including inserting a table, formatting a chart, and editing smart graphics. Change the table format, delete rows and columns, format text, and change its style. Import slides from other presentations.
  • SmartArt graphics and diagrams help to illustrate a process or structure; use them to show a workflow or procedure in an organization.
  • Design a presentation, learn to apply a theme to all or just selected slides, change theme colors and modify the background. Save your custom theme for future presentations.
  • Begin using Masters; add headers and footers, set up slide numbers and insert a placeholder. The Masters feature allows you to make global settings for your slides, learn to insert a company logo. Learn about the three kinds of Master views; the Slides Master covers theme master and the slide layout, the Handout Master controls the layout of printed handouts, and the Notes Master controls how printed note pages look.
  • Text boxes can be used in many ways; add text to a shape, produce free-form text that you can customize for your specific needs.
  • Enhance the design and appeal of the layout of your slides; discover how to flip and rotate your objects, apply shape effects to add dimension and realism, insert a hyperlinks, video and graphics.
  • A good presentation should display an organized sequence of ideas; rearrange your slides into a new order; copy and paste slides, zoom slides using the View tab, change slide orientation from landscape to portrait and vice versa.
  • Add action to slides; include; include an animation, insert an action button and apply a transition. Action buttons perform an action when they are clicked during a slide show. Transitions refer to a special effect that occurs when you switch from one slide to another.
  • Apply multiple animations, this enables an object to perform several effects and movements which further enhance your presentation; include several animation effects that you can customize to suit your needs.
  • Using photographs can be tricky they don't always appear the way you'd like it to. Luckily PowerPoint offers a variety of features that can enhance your images and provide the boost they need to look great; learn to adjust the brightness, contrast, color and crop a picture in PowerPoint.
  • Audio cues can add impact learn how to insert and trim audio clips.
  • Finish, set up, and run your slide show. This includes how to; add a comment, record a narration, and how to package a presentation. When editing your presentation, you may find you'd like feedback from someone else. PowerPoint makes it easy to mark up presentations and work with comments.
  • Learn how to broadcast your presentation live on the internet. This is helpful when you are sharing the information with people in many different locations.

What is the target audience?

  • This course starts with the basics and walks the student through all the skills and concepts needed to create advanced level presentations
  • Even if you already have the basics down, this course will advanced your skills and provide you with the skills to create a powerful presentation.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint Basics.
03:09
When working with images in your presentation, you may decide that the subject of your image works well, but the background does not. You can solve this problem by removing the background from a picture. This lesson also covers how artistic effects can enhance your presentation by pixelating your image, blurring it, or even creating a pencil sketch.
01:26
At times, if you have several pictures or objects on your slide, it may begin to look busy and disorganized. This lesson tackles how to group objects using SmartArt graphics and create a cleaner design.
01:52
In this lesson, you'll learn how to increase the size of your PowerPoint workspace. You can hide the Ribbon commands at the top of the screen and then quickly access them again if necessary. KeyTips allow you to employ keyboard shortcuts to select and execute Ribbon commands.
Section 2: Changing PowerPoint 2010 Ooptions
02:57
In this lesson, you'll learn how to change PowerPoint options. This will include how to modify General Options, and how to modify spelling options. PowerPoint provides several options that allow you to customize the way you work. You can change these options and features easily and boost your workflow’s efficiency.
02:24
In this lesson, you'll learn to use the AutoCorrect feature in PowerPoint to automatically correct common typing and spelling errors as your type. You can even add additional words to an existing list of frequently misspelled words, and AutoCorrect will correct those words as well.
03:00
PowerPoint automatically saves a presentation in the PowerPoint 2010 format in your My Documents folder. In this lesson, you'll how you can change these settings to save in a different format or location. PowerPoint also allows you to modify View and Slide Show options. Besides navigating though the various views in PowerPoint, you can customize what elements are displayed in each view.
02:13
In this lesson, you'll learn how to modify the Edit settings in PowerPoint. You can change the behavior of the Cut and Paste commands, as well as any text selections. You can also work with print options to control presentation printing.
01:45
In this lesson, you'll learn how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar, which appears above the Ribbon in the top-left corner of the screen. This toolbar features the most frequently used commands helping you achieve a more efficient workflow. You can add buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar to further customize your options.
02:07
In this lesson, you'll learn how to customize the Ribbons PowerPoint 2010. You can add tabs, groups, or commands and help your workflow become more efficient.
Section 3: Writing and Formatting Presentation Text
01:39
This lesson provides an overview of the PowerPoint presentation structure. PowerPoint is used to build a presentation slide by slide. Each slide has its own layout and function within your presentation.

01:39
In this lesson, you'll learn about text formatting options in PowerPoint. You can quickly and easily change the appearance of selected fonts in your slide show by accessing the Font and Paragraph groups on the Home tab.
02:03
In this lesson you'll learn how to add, delete, and navigate slides to build a compelling PowerPoint presentation. It's also important to understand how to select and move through the various slides in your presentation to establish an efficient workflow.
02:24
In this lesson, you'll learn how to type and edit text on a PowerPoint slide, and format text color and style.
02:19
In this section, you'll learn how to format text and font size as well as how to format bulleted lists.
01:21
In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the Cut, Copy, and Paste functions to duplicate, remove, and add specific words in your text.
02:12
In this lesson, you'll learn to use the Spelling and Research feature in PowerPoint. PowerPoint's spelling check feature can help you make sure your presentation is free of any spelling errors. Use the Research feature when entering key facts and definitions into your slide show.
Section 4: Working with Outlines
02:30
In this lesson, you'll begin working with outlines — how to promote and demote items, how to collapse and expand an outline, and how to edit outline content. The Outline tab is really helpful for quickly entering text into a new presentation. You can use keyboard shortcuts to create new slides and bullet points and type text directly in the Outline tab.
02:12
As you create and organize your presentation, you may find that you want to move around various headings and subheadings. You can do this by promoting or demoting text using the Ribbon or your mouse. In this lesson, you'll learn how to collapse and expand an outline. Sometimes it may be helpful to collapse parts of an outline so only the main points are visible. Alternatively, you may want to expand your outline so that all levels of the outline are readable.
01:43
In this lesson, you'll learn how to edit outline content and insert slides from an outline. It's unusual for the first draft of a presentation to become the final draft. There are several tweaks and changes that take place before the slide show is ready to be presented. Most of the editing can be done using the Outline tab. If you have already created an outline in Microsoft Word, Notepad, or another program, you can save time by importing them into PowerPoint.
Section 5: Working with Layouts and Placeholders
01:39
In this lesson, you'll begin working with layouts and placeholders, including inserting a table, formatting a chart, and editing smart graphics. When you click the New Slide button from the Ribbon, PowerPoint will automatically insert a slide with the same layout as the last inserted slide. You can also insert slides with a different layout.
02:16
In this lesson, you'll learn how to work with content placeholders and tables. Content placeholders appear on most of the slide layouts. While building your presentation, you can choose from several graphic objects to include in a content placeholder.
02:27
In this lesson, you learn how to format tables in PowerPoint and insert charts. PowerPoint automatically applies a style to table you insert based on your slide show's theme. If you need to change the table format you can do so by deleting rows and columns, formatting text, and changing its style.
02:11
In this lesson, you'll learn how to change quickly and easily change the formatting in your PowerPoint slide to give your chart a different appearance.
02:06
In this lesson, you'll learn to use graphics such as pictures or clip art to enhance and liven up your presentation.
02:06
In this lesson, you'll learn how to use SmartArt graphics and diagrams to help illustrate a process or structure. You can use them to show a workflow or procedure in an organization.
01:20
Sometimes, you may have a slide already made for one PowerPoint presentation, but want to use it another presentation. In this lesson, you'll learn how to import slides from other slide shows.
Section 6: Using Themes
02:15
In this lesson, you'll learn how to apply a theme to selected slides, how to change theme colors for all slides, and how to modify the background. When beginning to design a presentation, you will choose a theme that applies to the entire slide show. But you can also apply a new theme to selected slides as well. Just make sure the new theme complements the rest of the presentation.
01:40
Just as each theme uses specific colors and styles, they also use a specific font. But if you'd like, you can change the font for headings & placeholders or the entire presentation.
01:18
With each theme comes its own set of theme colors. If you decide you would like to change these colors on specific slides you can do so quickly and easily.
01:56
PowerPoint offers several different themes and styles to use for slide backgrounds, but you can also use pictures and textures. Now that you've learned several different ways to customize the theme of a slide show, let's learn how to save our theme so we can use it in future presentations.
01:44
Yet another feature for customizing PowerPoint to suit your personal needs is the option to set a specific theme as the default for new presentations. A template simply refers to the formatting and contents of a presentation. Using a template makes building a new slide show much quicker because a lot of the work is already done for you.
Section 7: Using Master Slides in PowerPoint
01:41
In this lesson you will learn how to begin Using Masters. This will include how to add a footer, how to set up slide numbers, and how to insert a placeholder. The Masters feature in PowerPoint allows you to make global settings for your slides, such as inserting a company logo or page number on each slides. There are three kinds of Master views in PowerPoint. The Slides Master set consists of an overall theme master as well as one for the slide layout. The Handout Master controls the layout of printed handouts, and the Notes Master controls how printed note pages look.
02:04
To create global design settings for your slides, you first need to be in the Slide Master View. The Slide Master and Layout Masters contain placeholders that allow you to set the formatting for various text elements.
01:58
. In this video you will learn how to open and close slide master view, how to remove a placeholder, and how to insert a placeholder. The Slide Master View allows you to work with Slide and layouts masters. The layout masters contain placeholders for a variety of design elements such as dates, footers, and slide numbers.
01:45
One of the features of the slide master set is the ability to add headers and footers. Footers are used to show information such as a company. In this section you have learned how to add header, footer and Dates.
01:22
Another feature available using the master settings is the ability to number your slides. You will alsop learn how to insert a graphic in slide master view.
01:32
If you're working with diverse information, you may choose to use multiple masters in your presentation. For example, one section may use one theme and another section may use something completely different. This will help the viewer keep the information separate in their mind.
01:46
In addition to using theme masters, you can also insert a blank master and customize it in the Slide Master View. This way you can choose what text, background and various other elements are included. In this lesson you will also see how to preserve and rename a master.
01:49
Any changes in the note master affect the Notes Page view as well as the printed Notes. The Notes master has a placeholder for the slide and one for the Notes, placeholders, headers, footers, date and slide numbers. In this lesson you will also learn how to format the handout master in PowerPoint.
01:50
This lesson covers how to omit graphics from the master slides. It will also cover how to create a custom slide layout.
Section 8: Adding Graphics and Drawings
02:11
In this lesson you will learn how to add graphics and drawings. This will include how to draw a shap and insert clip art.
01:22
In this video you will learn how to add a text box as well as how to add text to a shape. A text box is helpful because you can produce free-form text that you can customize for your specific needs. Adding a text box is different from adding a placeholder because it does not automatically produce a bulleted list.
02:10
In this video you will see how to Select Objects as well as how to Format Objects.
01:19
In this section you will learn how to move objects as well as how to resize them. When you add an object such as a picture, text box, shape or placeholder, it may not always end up where you'd like it to be. When this happens, you will need to move the object to a new position.
01:52
Sometimes it can really enhance the design and layout of your slide to rotate or flip objects from their original position. In this lesson you will discover how to flip and rotate your objects and how to apply shape effects to add dimension and realism to an Object.
01:31
In addition to creating special effects with shapes, you can also create special effects with text using the WordArt feature. This can be helpful to emphasize important words or phrases, or even create a logo.
02:07
Hyperlinks can perform a variety of actions when they are included on a slide. Let's begin learning how to insert a hyperlink by first clicking on a placeholder or text box. Then let's move on to grouping and ungrouping objects. Grouping objects can be helpful if you need to move several of them at the same time.
01:48
In this lesson we will demonstrate how to change the object order, and then move on to using the grid and guidelines. Grids and guidelines are helpful tools that allow you to line up and arrange various elements on your slides with precision.
01:19
Sometimes instead of moving an object from one position to another, you may prefer to nudge it slowly to a new location. You can also align objects relative to each other for a picture perfect look.
Section 9: Organizing PowerPoint Slides
01:38
In this section you will learn how to begin Organizing Slides. A good presentation should display an organized sequence of ideas. If you decide you need to rearrange your slides into a new order, you can do so quickly and easily. Copying and pasting slides can be helpful if you create presentations with similar subject matter. In this video we review how to move a slide, copy, and paste a slide.
01:39
While reviewing your presentation, you may decide that certain slides are unnecessary. In this video you will learn how to delete a slide, duplicate a slide and hide a slide.
02:05
In this video you learn how to zoom slides using the View tab as well as how to change slide orientation from landscape to portrait and vice versa. If you have a lot of color in your presentation, it may be helpful to view the slides in grayscale when editing the design or content.
01:19
If you are working on a presentation that covers multiple topics, it can be beneficial to break it up into different sections. These sections are all in the same slide show, but exist independently which allows you to edit them individually.
Section 10: Adding Action to Slides
02:34
In this lesson you will learn how to add action to slides. This will include how to add an animation, how to insert an action button and how to apply a transition. Action buttons perform an action when they are clicked during a slide show. Transitions refer to a special effect that occurs when you switch from one slide to another.
01:35
In this lesson we demonstrate how to apply an animation and then how to preview one. It's important to preview your animations periodically while creating your slide show, to ensure they are all functioning properly.
01:46
In this lesson we'll introduce how to add an animation as well as how to change animation effects. Not only can you apply different animations to various objects on a slide, but you can also apply multiple animations to the same object. This enables an object to perform several effects and movements which further enhances your presentation. PowerPoint includes several animation effects that you can customize to best suit your needs.
02:14
To get an animation to run, there must first be a trigger. For example, the trigger can be the appearance of a slide, clicking on a slide or clicking a specific object on the slides. Changing the animation trigger can result in powerful presentations. Depending on the content and length of your presentation, you may want certain animations to happen quickly or slowly. Knowing how to modify the timing of your transitions is a key tool for successful PowerPoints.
01:17
After creating and applying multiple animations on a slide, you may decide you would like to switch the order in which they play. In this section we'll cover how to reorder animations as well as how to remove an animation.
01:25
In this video we will show you how to insert an action button. Action buttons are helpful features that allow you to jump to another slide, open a web page, another presentation or existing document.
01:25
In this section you are introduced to transitions and learn how to apply a transition. A transition is an effect that occurs when you switch from one slide to another.
01:49
Sometimes while viewing your slide show you may decide that certain transitions just aren't working well with your presentation. Here we will walk you through how to remove a transition as well as how to advance a slide after a set time interval.
01:16
In PowerPoint it's easy to add emphasis or alert your audience to a new slide by adding a sound to your transition and changing the speed of that transition.
Section 11: Including Media Enhancements
01:35
Including pictures in your presentation is a great way to add visual aids to your content as well as enhance the slide show's design. This lesson covers how to insert a picture and add a border to your picture.
01:45
Sometimes when you use a photograph in your slide show it doesn't always appear the way you'd like it to. Luckily PowerPoint offers a variety of features that can enhance your images and provide the boost they need to look good. We begin this lesson showing how to adjust the brightness, contrast and color of an image. Later we will demonstrate how to crop a picture in PowerPoint.
02:06
When working with images in your presentation, you may decide that the subject of your image works well, but the background does not. You can solve this problem by removing the background from a picture. This lesson also covers how artistic effects can enhance your presentation by pixelating your image, blurring it, or even creating a pencil sketch.
02:22
At times, if you have several pictures or objects on your slide, it may begin to look busy and disorganized. This lesson tackles how to group objects using SmartArt graphics and create a cleaner design.
02:05
Visual elements aren't the only way to pump up a presentation. Audio cues can add impact as well. In this section you'll learn how to insert and trim audio clips.
02:12
As we learned to do with our audio clips, you can also insert and trim your video files to display specific parts of the clip in your presentation.
Section 12: Finishing, Setting Up, and Running a Slide Show
02:40
In this Lesson you will learn how to finish, set up, and run a slide show. This will include how to add a comment, how to record a narration, and how to package a presentation. When editing your presentation, you may find you'd like feedback from someone else. PowerPoint makes it easy to mark up presentations and work with comments.
03:52
Sometimes when you present a slide show to different groups of people, you may decide to include only some of the slides in your presentation. To limit the slides displayed you can save a custom slide show or specify which slide to include. Additionally, the Rehearse Timing feature is a great tool that allows you to do practice runs of your presentation. This helps to ensure your slide show fits into the time allotted for it.
02:36
If aren't making a live presentation, or you decide to present on the web, it may be helpful to record a narration that talks through your key points. You may also want to select different options for how to run a slide show. You can have it run itself, or you can control it on your own.
01:26
It's a good idea to save your presentation with a PowerPoint viewer just to be on the safe side. A PowerPoint viewer enables your presentation to be played on any computer including those that do not have PowerPoint installed.
Section 13: Printing Presentations
02:01
In this section you have learned how to use the Print Preview as well as how to Print Slides.
01:17
In this video you will see how to print hidden slides as well as how to print handouts.
01:21
This lesson demonstrates how to print only the outline as well as how to print notes in PowerPoint.
01:21
In this lesson we cover how to print your presentation in black and white or grayscale so that you can save on ink when printing. Additionally we will discuss how to add frames if you are working with very light backgrounds in yours slides.
Section 14: Publishing Presentations
02:29
Now that we have learned how to compare presentations, let's go over how to make a PDF document from a presentation.
02:02
PowerPoint offers the ability to create a video of your presentation. This helps ensure almost anyone will be able to view it because it is saves as a windows media file.You can also create handouts with Microsoft Word and we show you how to do both in this video.
02:00
In this section you will learn how to save a presentation as a slide show as well as how to publish slides as graphics.
01:32
In this lesson you will learn how to broadcast your presentation live on the internet. This is helpful when you are sharing the information with people in many different locations.
Section 15: Finalizing and Making a Presentation
01:32
In this section you will learn how to start and end a show as well as how to navigate among slides.
01:43
In this video you will learn how to use the pointer as well as how to switch to a different program.
01:30
In this section you will learn how to work with Presenter View as well as how to work with Resolution.

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