Practical PowerPoint 2010 Tips & Tricks
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No more boring presentations. Amp up your slide decks with nifty tricks that most users don't know about.
5.0 (3 ratings)
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23 students enrolled
Created by Optima Train
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use of Slide masters and Custom layouts
  • How to create a custom template with colors, layout & contents
  • How to create a custom Office Theme
  • How to adjust color, effects and remove background colors on graphic objects
  • Formatting with Office Themes for a unified look and feel
  • How to use Sections to organize a long presentation
  • How to make beautiful diagrams with the amazing SmartArt tool
  • A basic review of animating objects for manual or automatic playback
  • Presenter tips for hiding slides and navigating during a presentation
  • How to add slides from other presentations
  • How to insert, edit, trim, format and compress video clips in PowerPoint
  • How to create exciting slide transitions
  • How to create a beautiful presentations in under a minute using insert Photo Album
  • How to save your presentation as a video for use on You Tube or burning a DVD
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  • Microsoft Office 2010

This course covers Tips & Tricks on Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. It assumes you have used PowerPoint and are familiar with creating, editing & formatting presentations. In a quick and lively manner this will cover what is new in this version of PowerPoint and also show you some tips to increase your productivity in PowerPoint and widen your skills.

The course begins with a look at how you can use slide masters and custom layouts for customized presentations. The use of PowerPoint templates and Office Themes for a unified look and feel across PowerPoint, Word and Excel is discussed. Slide Sections are detailed for organizing long presentations. Several examples of creating and editing SmartArt for beautiful diagrams are seen. Inserting & editing videos is easy in PowerPoint and is demonstrated including trimming and compressing the video and saving the entire presentation as a video. The mysteries of adding and customizing animations is covered as well as presenter tips like hiding a slide and other tips to control your show. Throughout the course the videos are quick, lively and clearly explained. If you don't have all day to spend on a course this will cover the highlights of what's new and a bit more in less than an hour.


***** COURSE UPDATED: February 2016 *****

Microsoft PowerPoint is the dominant and most widely used presentation creation software in the world. Take your presentations to the next level by learning these very cool and nifty tips and tricks. If you want to impress your boss or client, create professional presentations, make a lasting impression, and be recognized for the quality of your work, this course is for you!

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Who is the target audience?
  • Busy PowerPoint users of any skill level who want a quick look at what is new and can save them time. You should have basic skills in editing, formatting and working with PowerPoint presentations.
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Curriculum For This Course
Practical PowerPoint 2010 Tips & Tricks
14 Lectures 52:28

Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 Tips & Tricks Course

Preview 01:24

How to download Exercise Files and Handouts

Use of Slide masters and Custom layouts

Preview 06:46

How to create a custom template w colors, layout, &custom Office Theme

Custom Template and Office Themes

Organizing your slides into sections

Slide Sections

Creating & editing SmartArt Graphics


How to add a video to a slide, format it, and trim it in PowerPoint

Preview 03:12

Applying styles and edits with Drawing & Picture tools.

Graphics Tools

Animating text and graphics, applying fancy transitions.

Animations & Transitions

How to open & copy from one PPT to another, keeping or matching formatting

Working with Multiple Presentations

Starting a slide show, blank the screen, advance & jump to slides, hidden slides

Showing a Presentation

Saving a PPT out as a video file for sharing such as burning a DVD

Saving as Video

How to compress photos and video clips

Compressing Presentations
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