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Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Plain & Simple

Book Description

Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve problems and learn the tools, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll discover new and exciting ways to create and share dynamic presentations with any audience.

Here's WHAT you'll learn:

  • Create dynamic presentations for your audience

  • Include charts, tables, clip art, and other graphics

  • Add video clips and CD music

  • Animate slide and add transition effects

  • Edit and polish your presentations with ease

  • Create speaker notes and record narration

  • Here's HOW you'll learn it:

  • Jump in whenever you need answers

  • Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do

  • Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts

  • Quick TRY THIS! exercises help apply what you learn right away

  • Table of Contents

    1. Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Plain & Simple
    2. Dedication
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. 1. About This Book
      1. No Computerese!
        1. Just Essential Tasks
        2. And the Easiest Way to Do Them
      2. A Quick Overview
      3. A Few Assumptions
      4. What’s New in PowerPoint 2010?
      5. The Final Word
    5. 2. What’s New in PowerPoint 2010?
      1. What’s Where in PowerPoint 2010?
      2. Using the Ribbon
        1. Display Tabs and Panes
        2. Show or Hide Enhanced ScreenTips
      3. Using Microsoft Office Backstage
        1. Display the File Menu
      4. Working with Improved Picture and Video Formatting Tools
        1. Explore the Artistic Effects and Corrections Galleries
      5. Taking Advantage of Additional Themes and SmartArt
        1. Get a Cohesive Look with Themes
        2. Explore SmartArt
      6. Copying Effects with Animation Painter
        1. Animations with Animation Painter
      7. Working with Slide Sections
        1. Add a Section
      8. Broadcasting Slide Shows
        1. Start a Broadcast
    6. 3. Getting Started with PowerPoint 2010
      1. What’s Where in PowerPoint 2010?
      2. Using the Ribbon
        1. Display Tabs and Panes
        2. Show or Hide Enhanced ScreenTips
      3. Working with the Mini Toolbar
        1. Display the Mini Toolbar
      4. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
        1. Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar
        2. Remove or Rearrange Tools
      5. Working with Design Elements
        1. Preview Design Elements with Galleries
        2. Get a Cohesive Look with Themes
        3. Work with SmartArt
    7. 4. Creating Presentations
      1. Creating a Presentation
        1. Open a Blank Presentation
        2. Open a Presentation Based on an Existing Presentation
        3. Open a Template
      2. Finding and Opening Existing Presentations
        1. Open a Presentation
      3. Moving Among Views
      4. Sizing Panes in Normal View
        1. Resize a Pane
        2. Close and Redisplay the Slides/Outline Pane
      5. Viewing Multiple Slides with Slide Sorter
        1. Display Slide Sorter View
        2. Display More Slides in Slide Sorter
      6. Running a Presentation in Slide Show View
        1. Start a Slide Show and Advance Slides
        2. End a Slide Show
      7. Saving and Closing a PowerPoint Presentation
        1. Save a Presentation
        2. Close a Presentation
      8. Getting Help
        1. Use Help
    8. 5. Working with Slide Masters
      1. Understanding How Slide Masters Work
      2. Making Changes to a Slide Master
        1. Display and Navigate Masters
        2. Insert Footer Information
        3. Work with Master Graphics
        4. Add a Layout
        5. Omit Master Graphics on Individual Slides
      3. Adding and Deleting Master Sets
        1. Rename a Master
        2. Delete a Master
        3. Insert Additional Masters
      4. Working with Handout and Notes Masters
        1. Work with Handout Master
        2. Work with Notes Master
    9. 6. Building a Presentation
      1. Understanding How to Build a Presentation
      2. Building a Slide
        1. Insert a New Slide
        2. Enter Text on Slides
        3. Insert a Symbol
        4. Insert the Date and Time
      3. Working with Text
        1. Edit Text
        2. Undo and Redo an Action
        3. Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
      4. Finding and Replacing Text
        1. Find and Replace Text
      5. Manipulating Placeholders
        1. Use the Selection And Visibility Pane
        2. Align Placeholder Contents
        3. Formatting Placeholders
    10. 7. Building a Presentation Outline
      1. Understanding the Relationship of the Outline to Slides
      2. Working with the Outline
        1. Display the Outline Tab
      3. Adding Text in the Outline Tab
        1. Add a Slide Title
        2. Promote and Demote Headings
      4. Working with Outline Contents
        1. Expand and Collapse the Outline
        2. Move Slides or Text Up and Down in an Outline
        3. Turn Formatting On and Off in an Outline
        4. Insert a Word Outline into PowerPoint
    11. 8. Managing and Viewing Slides
      1. Viewing Slides in the Slide Pane
        1. Display Slides
      2. Managing Slides in Slide Sorter View
        1. Delete Slides
        2. Copy and Paste Slides
        3. Duplicate Slides
        4. Move a Slide
      3. Hiding and Unhiding Slides
        1. Hide Slides
        2. Unhide Slides
      4. Working with Sections
        1. Add a Section
        2. Rename a Section
        3. Delete a Section
    12. 9. Using Slide Layouts and Themes
      1. Understanding What Slide Layouts and Themes Control
      2. Working with Layouts
        1. Apply a Layout
        2. Add a Placeholder to a Slide Layout
      3. Working with Themes
        1. Apply a Slide Theme
        2. Find Slide Themes Online
      4. Changing Theme Colors and Fonts
        1. Select a Different Theme Color Scheme
        2. Change Theme Fonts
    13. 10. Inserting Media and Drawing Objects
      1. Working with Tables
        1. Insert a Table
        2. Insert Rows and Columns
      2. Editing Tables
        1. Modify Table Borders
        2. Align Text in Cells
        3. Merge Cells
      3. Creating and Modifying Charts
        1. Insert a Chart
        2. Change Chart Style and Layout
        3. Display or Hide a Chart Legend
      4. Inserting Clip Art
        1. Search for Clip Art
        2. Insert Clip Art
      5. Creating WordArt
        1. Insert WordArt
        2. Apply Effects to WordArt
      6. Working with SmartArt
        1. Insert SmartArt
        2. Add Text to SmartArt
      7. Working with Pictures
        1. Insert a Picture
        2. Crop a Picture
      8. Inserting Media Objects
        1. Insert Video or Audio
      9. Creating a Photo Album
        1. Insert a New Photo Album
      10. Drawing Shapes and Text Boxes
        1. Draw a Shape
        2. Add a Text Box
    14. 11. Formatting Text, Objects, and Slides
      1. Applying Fonts
        1. Select a Font
      2. Formatting Text
        1. Change Text Color
        2. Change Text Size
        3. Apply Effects to Text
      3. Formatting Objects
        1. Apply a Fill Color or Effect
        2. Change the Shape Outline
        3. Apply a Shape Effect
      4. Resizing Objects
        1. Resize Objects
      5. Rotating and Flipping Objects
        1. Rotate an Object
        2. Flip an Object
      6. Grouping and Changing the Order of Objects
        1. Group and Ungroup Objects
        2. Change Object Order
      7. Working with Picture Tools
        1. Adjust Brightness or Contrast
        2. Recolor a Picture
      8. Using Video Tools
        1. Apply Video Formats
        2. Setting up Video Playback
      9. Changing the Slide Background
        1. Change the Background Style
    15. 12. Adding Transitions and Animations
      1. Applying a Transition
        1. Apply a Transition Scheme to a Slide
        2. Apply a Transition to All Slides
      2. Adding Sound to a Transition
        1. Add Sound
      3. Modifying Transition Speed
        1. Set the Speed for Transitions
      4. Choosing How to Advance a Slide
        1. Select a Method to Advance a Slide
      5. Applying a Custom Animation to an Object
        1. Add an Animation Effect to an Object
        2. Modify Animation Settings
        3. Reorder Effects
      6. Using Animation Painter
        1. Copy Animations with Animation Painter
      7. Previewing an Animation
        1. Preview an Animation
    16. 13. Finalizing Your Slide Show
      1. Reviewing Your Presentation
        1. Check Spelling
        2. Use the Thesaurus
        3. Add Comments
        4. E-Mail a Presentation for Review
      2. Setting Up a Slide Show
        1. Set the Show Type
        2. Specify Show Options
        3. Specify Which Slides to Include
        4. Set Up How to Advance Slides
      3. Rehearsing Your Presentation
        1. Add a Narration
        2. Save Timings
      4. Taking a Presentation with You
        1. Save a Presentation to CD
    17. 14. Running a Presentation
      1. Starting and Ending a Slide Show
        1. Start a Show
        2. End a Show
      2. Navigating Through Slides
        1. Move to Next and Previous Slide
        2. Go to a Particular Slide
        3. Start a Custom Show
      3. Working with the Pen and Annotations
        1. Choose a Pen Style and Color
        2. Make Annotations on Slides
        3. Erase Annotations on Slides
        4. Save Annotations
      4. Switching to Another Program
        1. Switch to Another Program
    18. 15. Printing a Presentation
      1. Inserting Headers and Footers
        1. Insert Headers or Footers
      2. Using Print Preview
        1. Display Print Preview
        2. Navigate Print Preview
      3. Establishing Printer Settings and Printing
        1. Choose a Printer and Paper Options
        2. Choose Which Slides to Print
        3. Choose the Format to Print
        4. Specify the Number of Copies to Print
    19. 16. Sharing a Presentation on the Web
      1. Saving a Presentation to the Web
        1. Save to the Web
        2. Share a Web Presentation
      2. Saving as a PDF File
        1. Save a Presentation as a PDF File
      3. Broadcasting a Presentation
        1. Start a Broadcast
        2. Run a Broadcast
      4. Creating a Video
    20. 17. Introducing Advanced PowerPoint Topics
      1. Saving Your Own PowerPoint Templates
        1. Save a Presentation as a Template
      2. Creating Custom Shows
        1. Create a Custom Show
        2. Run a Custom Show
      3. Removing Hidden Data with Document Inspector
        1. Remove Hidden Data with Document Inspector
      4. Adding a Digital Signature
        1. Purchase a Third-Party Digital Signature Product
        2. Create Your Own Digital Signature
      5. Customizing the Ribbon
        1. Add Buttons to the Ribbon
        2. Remove or Rearrange Tools
    21. A. About the Author
    22. Index
    23. About the Author
    24. Copyright