In This Chapter
Working with the PowerPoint window
Changing views in PowerPoint
Importing and inserting slides
Adding text and graphics
Using templates and schemes
Adding movies and sound to slides
Creating a slide show
Choosing transitions between slides
Using Package for CD
Printing in PowerPoint
Need a slide show? How about a set of professional-looking transparencies for that overhead projector? Have no fear; Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 is here! PowerPoint has always been easy to use — including a slew of graphically gorgeous templates to use, and the ability to add movies, and transitions, and CD-quality audio, and — whoops, I'm getting a little ahead of myself.
In this chapter, I provide you with the basics of PowerPoint to show you how to accomplish the most common tasks. If you're brand-spanking-new to the program, you see how to spice up that blank slide with text and graphics, and I also show you the power-user keyboard shortcuts to use in PowerPoint. If you're already familiar with the PowerPoint window, you also find out how to create a package for CD and add all sorts of spiffy transitions to your slide shows.
Naturally, I can't provide The Last Word on PowerPoint 2010 in the space I have — there's too much power to cover in a few dozen pages, if you'll forgive my pun — but I can heartily recommend PowerPoint 2010 For Dummies, by Doug Lowe (Wiley), if you need a comprehensive guide.
You can run PowerPoint ...