Synopses & Reviews
Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to create dynamic presentations with PowerPoint 2010. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Topics include creating great-looking slides using templates or your own designs; creating sophisticated charts and diagrams; using animation, sound, and other special effects; creating presentations simultaneously with others over the Web; delivering presentations; and other core topics.
About the Author
has worked closely with Microsoft technologies since 1986 and in the training and certification industry since 1997. As President and CEO of Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI), Joan guides the translation of technical information and requirements into useful, relevant, and measurable resources for people who are seeking certification of their computer skills or who simply want to get things done efficiently.
Joan is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books about Windows and Office (for the Windows, Mac, and iPad platforms) and three generations of Microsoft Office Specialist certification study guides. Joan is a Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Office Specialist Master (for Office 2013, Office 2010, and Office 2007), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (for Windows and Windows Server), Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (for Windows), Microsoft Dynamics Specialist, and Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Joyce Cox has 20+ years’ experience developing training materials on technical subjects for non-technical audiences, including dozens of books about Office and Windows.
Table of Contents
Introducing Microsoft PowerPoint 2010; New Features; Lets Get Started!; Modifying the Display of the Ribbon; Dynamic Ribbon Elements; Changing the Width of the Ribbon; Adapting Exercise Steps; Features and Conventions of This Book; Using the Practice Files; Getting Help; Getting Help with This Book; Getting Help with PowerPoint 2010; More Information; Basic Presentations; Chapter 1: Explore PowerPoint 2010; 1.1 Working in the User Interface; 1.2 Creating and Saving Presentations; 1.3 Opening, Moving Around in, and Closing Presentations; 1.4 Viewing Presentations in Different Ways; 1.5 Key Points; Chapter 2: Work with Slides; 2.1 Adding and Deleting Slides; 2.2 Adding Slides with Ready-Made Content; 2.3 Dividing Presentations into Sections; 2.4 Rearranging Slides and Sections; 2.5 Key Points; Chapter 3: Work with Slide Text; 3.1 Entering Text in Placeholders; 3.2 Adding Text Boxes; 3.3 Editing Text; 3.4 Correcting and Sizing Text While Typing; 3.5 Checking Spelling and Choosing the Best Words; 3.6 Finding and Replacing Text and Fonts; 3.7 Key Points; Chapter 4: Format Slides; 4.1 Applying Themes; 4.2 Using Different Color and Font Schemes; 4.3 Changing the Slide Background; 4.4 Changing the Look of Placeholders; 4.5 Changing the Alignment, Spacing, Size, and Look of Text; 4.6 Key Points; Chapter 5: Add Simple Visual Enhancements; 5.1 Inserting Pictures and Clip Art Images; 5.2 Inserting Diagrams; 5.3 Inserting Charts; 5.4 Drawing Shapes; 5.5 Adding Transitions; 5.6 Key Points; Chapter 6: Review and Deliver Presentations; 6.1 Setting Up Presentations for Delivery; 6.2 Previewing and Printing Presentations; 6.3 Preparing Speaker Notes and Handouts; 6.4 Finalizing Presentations; 6.5 Delivering Presentations; 6.6 Key Points; Presentation Enhancements; Chapter 7: Add Tables; 7.1 Inserting Tables; 7.2 Formatting Tables; 7.3 Inserting and Updating Excel Worksheets; 7.4 Key Points; Chapter 8: Fine-Tune Visual Elements; 8.1 Editing Pictures; 8.2 Customizing Diagrams; 8.3 Formatting Charts; 8.4 Arranging Graphics; 8.5 Key Points; Chapter 9: Add Other Enhancements; 9.1 Adding WordArt Text; 9.2 Inserting Symbols and Equations; 9.3 Inserting Screen Clippings; 9.4 Creating Hyperlinks; 9.5 Attaching Actions to Text or Objects; 9.6 Key Points; Chapter 10: Add Animation; 10.1 Using Ready-Made Animations; 10.2 Customizing Animation Effects; 10.3 Key Points; Chapter 11: Add Sound and Movies; 11.1 Inserting and Playing Sounds; 11.2 Inserting and Playing Videos; 11.3 Key Points; Additional Techniques; Chapter 12: Share and Review Presentations; 12.1 Collaborating with Other People; 12.2 Saving Presentations in Other Formats; 12.3 Sending Presentations Directly from PowerPoint; 12.4 Password-Protecting Presentations; 12.5 Adding and Reviewing Comments; 12.6 Merging Presentation Versions; 12.7 Key Points; Chapter 13: Create Custom Presentation Elements; 13.1 Creating Theme Colors and Fonts; 13.2 Viewing and Changing Slide Masters; 13.3 Creating Slide Layouts; 13.4 Saving Custom Design Templates; 13.5 Key Points; Chapter 14: Prepare for Delivery; 14.1 Adapting Presentations for Different Audiences; 14.2 Rehearsing Presentations; 14.3 Preparing Presentations for Travel; 14.4 Saving Presentations as Videos; 14.5 Key Points; Chapter 15: Customize PowerPoint; 15.1 Changing Default Program Options; 15.2 Customizing the Ribbon; 15.3 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar; 15.4 Key Points; Glossary; Keyboard Shortcuts; Keyboard Shortcut Lists from PowerPoint Help; About the Authors; Joyce Cox; Joan Preppernau; The Team; Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI);