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PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

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Demonstrates the essential features of PowerPoint 2010 to create a professional presentation.

In PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training, author David Diskin demonstrates how to engage an audience with images, video, sound, charts, and diagrams in professional presentations. The course also covers a variety of methods to share presentations with others, and provides comprehensive tutorials on how to design presentations that successfully deliver a quality message. Exercise files accompany the course.


  • Welcome
  • What is PowerPoint?
  • Using the exercise files
1. Understanding the PowerPoint 2010 Interface
  • Managing your presentations with Backstage
  • Using the Office Ribbon
  • Customizing the view
  • Customizing the Office Ribbon
2. Getting Started
  • Starting from scratch
  • Adding slides and content
  • Deleting slides and changing layouts
  • Rearranging slides
  • Saving time with Outline mode
  • Separating your show into sections
  • Adding photos and clip art
  • Spell-checking
  • Using the thesaurus
  • Saving a presentation
  • Applying a theme
  • Running the show
3. Formatting a Presentation
  • Using fonts and color
  • Adding bullets and list numbering
  • Changing text alignment
  • Using picture effects
  • Removing backgrounds from photos
  • Understanding slide masters
  • Changing slide backgrounds
  • Adding a logo to the background
  • Applying slide transitions
  • Saving the design template
4. Adding Tables and Charts
  • Creating tables
  • Formatting tables
  • Pasting tables from Excel
  • Creating charts
  • Pasting charts from Excel
5. Working with Shapes
  • Adding shapes
  • Moving, resizing, formatting, and rotating shapes
  • Adding text to shapes
  • Adding text boxes
  • Working with layers (Send to Back and Send to Front)
  • Animating text, shapes, and other objects
6. Adding Audio and Video
  • Adding an audio clip
  • Adding video
  • Cropping video
7. Adding SmartArt and Diagrams
  • Adding organizational charts
  • Adding cycle diagrams, Venn diagrams, and other diagrams
8. Sharing with Others
  • Printing a presentation
  • Adding speaker notes
  • Saving your presentation as a PDF
  • Presenting on another laptop (packaging)
  • Broadcasting on the web
  • Saving as a video
  • Using web apps through SharePoint
  • Goodbye

Taught by

David Diskin

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