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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735627284
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 433,789
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Muir is the Vice President of Content and Curriculum for Look Both Ways Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping people of all ages stay safer online. She is also the author of more than fifty books on technology topics, including Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Plain & Simple and the bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies from Wiley Publishing. Over the years, Nancy has worked in the software and book publishing industries as well as academia, and has served as a consultant to major technology companies.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: About This Book;
1.1 No Computerese!;
1.2 A Quick Overview;
1.3 A Few Assumptions;
1.4 What’s New in PowerPoint 2010?;
1.5 The Final Word;
Chapter 2: What’s New in PowerPoint 2010?;
2.1 What’s Where in PowerPoint 2010?;
2.2 Using the Ribbon;
2.3 Using Microsoft Office Backstage;
2.4 Working with Improved Picture and Video Formatting Tools;
2.5 Taking Advantage of Additional Themes and SmartArt;
2.6 Copying Effects with Animation Painter;
2.7 Working with Slide Sections;
2.8 Broadcasting Slide Shows;
Chapter 3: Getting Started with PowerPoint 2010;
3.1 What’s Where in PowerPoint 2010?;
3.2 Using the Ribbon;
3.3 Working with the Mini Toolbar;
3.4 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar;
3.5 Working with Design Elements;
Chapter 4: Creating Presentations;
4.1 Creating a Presentation;
4.2 Finding and Opening Existing Presentations;
4.3 Moving Among Views;
4.4 Sizing Panes in Normal View;
4.5 Viewing Multiple Slides with Slide Sorter;
4.6 Running a Presentation in Slide Show View;
4.7 Saving and Closing a PowerPoint Presentation;
4.8 Getting Help;
Chapter 5: Working with Slide Masters;
5.1 Understanding How Slide Masters Work;
5.2 Making Changes to a Slide Master;
5.3 Adding and Deleting Master Sets;
5.4 Working with Handout and Notes Masters;
Chapter 6: Building a Presentation;
6.1 Understanding How to Build a Presentation;
6.2 Building a Slide;
6.3 Working with Text;
6.4 Finding and Replacing Text;
6.5 Manipulating Placeholders;
Chapter 7: Building a Presentation Outline;
7.1 Understanding the Relationship of the Outline to Slides;
7.2 Working with the Outline;
7.3 Adding Text in the Outline Tab;
7.4 Working with Outline Contents;
Chapter 8: Managing and Viewing Slides;
8.1 Viewing Slides in the Slide Pane;
8.2 Managing Slides in Slide Sorter View;
8.3 Hiding and Unhiding Slides;
8.4 Working with Sections;
Chapter 9: Using Slide Layouts and Themes;
9.1 Understanding What Slide Layouts and Themes Control;
9.2 Working with Layouts;
9.3 Working with Themes;
9.4 Changing Theme Colors and Fonts;
Chapter 10: Inserting Media and Drawing Objects;
10.1 Working with Tables;
10.2 Editing Tables;
10.3 Creating and Modifying Charts;
10.4 Inserting Clip Art;
10.5 Creating WordArt;
10.6 Working with SmartArt;
10.7 Working with Pictures;
10.8 Inserting Media Objects;
10.9 Creating a Photo Album;
10.10 Drawing Shapes and Text Boxes;
Chapter 11: Formatting Text, Objects, and Slides;
11.1 Applying Fonts;
11.2 Formatting Text;
11.3 Formatting Objects;
11.4 Resizing Objects;
11.5 Rotating and Flipping Objects;
11.6 Grouping and Changing the Order of Objects;
11.7 Working with Picture Tools;
11.8 Using Video Tools;
11.9 Changing the Slide Background;
Chapter 12: Adding Transitions and Animations;
12.1 Applying a Transition;
12.2 Adding Sound to a Transition;
12.3 Modifying Transition Speed;
12.4 Choosing How to Advance a Slide;
12.5 Applying a Custom Animation to an Object;
12.6 Using Animation Painter;
12.7 Previewing an Animation;
Chapter 13: Finalizing Your Slide Show;
13.1 Reviewing Your Presentation;
13.2 Setting Up a Slide Show;
13.3 Rehearsing Your Presentation;
13.4 Taking a Presentation with You;
Chapter 14: Running a Presentation;
14.1 Starting and Ending a Slide Show;
14.2 Navigating Through Slides;
14.3 Working with the Pen and Annotations;
14.4 Switching to Another Program;
Chapter 15: Printing a Presentation;
15.1 Inserting Headers and Footers;
15.2 Using Print Preview;
15.3 Establishing Printer Settings and Printing;
Chapter 16: Sharing a Presentation on the Web;
16.1 Saving a Presentation to the Web;
16.2 Saving as a PDF File;
16.3 Broadcasting a Presentation;
16.4 Creating a Video;
Chapter 17: Introducing Advanced PowerPoint Topics;
17.1 Saving Your Own PowerPoint Templates;
17.2 Creating Custom Shows;
17.3 Removing Hidden Data with Document Inspector;
17.4 Adding a Digital Signature;
17.5 Customizing the Ribbon;
About the Author;

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