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Learning PowerPoint 2010

via LinkedIn Learning


Get the skills you need to create high-quality presentations.

In this workshop Tim Grey shares techniques for creating high-quality presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. After taking a tour of the interface, Tim shows how to plan and create a presentation, add and format text and graphics, and even create SmartArt that can be updated quickly and easily. If you want to go further, you can learn how to add charts and graphs, video or audio clips, and entrance and exit effects, and even how to make graphics float across the screen. Tips on fine-tuning and sharing your presentations round out the training.


  • Welcome
1. Getting Started with PowerPoint
  • A tour of PowerPoint
  • Adjusting PowerPoint options
  • Planning your presentation
  • Presentation page layout
  • Slide basics
  • Using themes for speed and consistency
  • Saving, opening, and closing
2. Working with Text
  • Formatting text
  • Basic paragraph settings
  • Working with text boxes
  • Using Copy and Paste
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Adding text effects
  • Effects for text boxes
  • Using headers and footers
  • Formatting lists
  • Adding a table
  • Adjusting table layout
  • Using speaker notes
3. Using Graphics in Presentations
  • Using clip art
  • Adding images
  • Formatting images
  • Removing the background in a photo
  • Creating a quick photo slideshow
  • Filling text with an image
  • Inserting shapes
  • Creating SmartArt
  • Adding charts and graphs
  • Arranging and aligning objects
4. Adding a Dynamic Touch
  • Inserting a video or audio clip
  • Slide transitions and auto-advance
  • Entrance, exit, and emphasis effects
  • Creating motion on a path
5. Fine-Tuning Your Presentation
  • Adjusting view settings
  • Working in Outline view
  • Rearranging slides
  • Using sections to organize slides
  • Checking your spelling
  • Reviewing and updating presentation info
  • Creating custom themes
6. Sharing Your Presentation
  • Playback options
  • Printing your presentation
  • Creating a PDF from your presentation
  • Using Save & Send

Taught by

Tim Grey

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