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PCs All-in-One For Dummies®, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 4. Performing with PowerPoint

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.

Getting Your Bearings in PowerPoint

You can run PowerPoint ...

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