- Course Title
- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Take your PowerPoint presentations from “so-so” to sensational! In these lessons, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 to create professional-quality presentations that grab and hold your audience’s attention from start to finish.
First, you’ll explore the latest features of PowerPoint. After that, you’ll find out how to create dazzling presentations formatted with themes and a variety of slide layouts. You’ll embellish your slides with text, objects, SmartArt, multimedia, animation, sound, charts, clip art, and hyperlinks, and you’ll discover that global changes are a snap with the Slide Master. And that’s just the start!
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, these lessons will teach you how to turn simple slides into a polished and exciting presentation. Offered in partnership with ed2go.
- Discover what's new in PowerPoint 2010, and learn the basics of planning a PowerPoint presentation.
- Create a PowerPoint presentation made up of title slides and title and content slides, formatted with a theme; then edit, save, view, and run your presentation.
- Use the Table Tools contextual tab to create and edit table slides; also, explore ways to open and save presentations.
- Use the Print feature to print slides, handouts, notes, and outlines; also, use the Research task pane, the thesaurus, the spelling checker, and AutoCorrect as you perfect your presentation.
- Insert media clips, and download and insert images from the Web.
- Create and format WordArt and Shapes, and use SmartArt graphics.
- Create a chart, and then edit it to make it easier to understand and more attractive.
- Make global changes to a presentation's masters, theme colors, and backgrounds.
- Link to slides and Web pages with hyperlinks and action buttons.
- Enliven presentations by applying animation to slides, text, and objects and by adding sound effects.
- Customize animated text and objects on individual slides and Slide Masters; find or create sound clips and use them to enhance a presentation.
- Save presentations in many formats, including PDF, online, and as a video.
Wednesday - Lesson 01
Come explore the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010! You'll learn about the Ribbon, which replaces the menu and toolbars so common in other programs written for the Windows operating system. You'll find out how to plan a presentation and start the PowerPoint program. And you'll practice working with different views, task panes, tabs, and templates.
Friday - Lesson 02
Now that you know the basics of PowerPoint, it's time to create a presentation from scratch. We'll start by choosing a theme for the presentation and slide layouts. You'll find out about the Live Preview feature, and we'll discuss how to save a file so you can find it later. You'll also create and edit slides in the slide pane and the Outline tab. Finally, we'll go over the ways to put on a slide show. Important stuff in Lesson 2!
Wednesday - Lesson 03
Including tables in your presentation lets you present a lot of information in a little space. So in this lesson, you'll add, revise, and reformat tables. I'll also show you multiple ways to open a presentation. Then, I'll teach you how to preserve different versions of your work by using different filenames.
Friday - Lesson 04
Today we'll cover two topics: printing and proofreading. You'll learn to print your presentation as slides, handouts, an outline, and notes pages. This versatility will really help you connect with audience members! And to make sure your printed presentation is as close to perfect as it can be, we'll explore the spelling checker, the AutoCorrect feature, the Research task pane, and the thesaurus.
Wednesday - Lesson 05
We're going to switch gears in this lesson and work with images instead of text, which I think you'll enjoy. I'll show you how to embellish your slides with media clips, which could include illustrations, clip art, photographs, videos, or audio clips. You'll even learn how to download an image from a website and insert the image on a slide.
Friday - Lesson 06
You're going to work with WordArt, Shapes, and SmartArt objects in this lesson, which I think you'll find exciting. It's fun to transform text into colorful WordArt objects and to draw and fill shapes with color and special effects. You'll learn to group and edit the objects you create. And you'll add visual sophistication to your slides with SmartArt features—including Venn diagrams, flow charts, and more.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
In this lesson, you'll create and edit a chart slide to illustrate statistical data. You'll find this lesson easy if you like working with numbers! But if you don't enjoy math, that's okay—I'll walk you through everything you need to know and do to create a chart slide. I'll also show you how to change the look of your chart by using Shape Fill, Shape Outline, and Shape Effects.
Friday - Lesson 08
Making the same changes to dozens of PowerPoint slides is boring and time-consuming. Today we'll look at global changes you can make to your slides, handouts, and notes. For example, if you want to increase or decrease the font size on all the slides in a presentation, just make the change on the Slide Master. You also make global changes when you modify your presentation's theme colors or background.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
In this lesson, we'll work with hyperlinks and action buttons. You'll enliven your presentation as you learn to create links from text or objects to other slides, presentations, documents, and Web pages. You can even add sounds and 3-D effects if you want!
Friday - Lesson 10
Have you seen a presentation where text, images, or entire slides fly in from the top or push up from the bottom? That's animation. In this lesson, you'll learn about slide transitions, and you'll apply animation to individual slides and the Slide Master. You'll also find out how to add sound effects, such as chimes and whooshes. And perhaps most important, you'll learn how to avoid overdoing these effects!
Wednesday - Lesson 11
You already know how to apply animation to your slides as they transition. Now it's time to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on individual slides and Slide Masters. With the animation commands and the Animation Pane, you'll add and reorder animated text and objects on slides. You'll also add sound clips to your presentation.
Friday - Lesson 12
Now that you know so much about creating PowerPoint presentations, we'll focus on different ways to save and share them. You'll see how easy it is to make your presentation into a PDF file, so it'll be accessible on computers that don't have PowerPoint 2010. You'll learn to open, edit, and share your presentation online with a Windows Live account. And you'll turn your presentation into a video.
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