Video:Getting Started in PowerPoint 2010with Dimitrios Siotas
Getting started in PowerPoint 2010 can be confusing if you don't know what you're doing. This tips video from About.com highlights the most important features of PowerPoint 2010 to help you get started.See Transcript
Transcript:Getting Started in PowerPoint 2010
Hi, I'm Dimitrios Siotas for About.com. Today I'll show you how to get started in PowerPoint 2010. This is the PowerPoint control panel.
Basic Tools of PowerPoint 2010
The basic tools of PowerPoint 2010 are:
- The Home
View the Home in PowerPoint 2010
This is where you create a new slide. Click on the New Slide button and then on Layout to select the arrangement of the different elements on your slide. If you want to add text to the slide, for example a title, type it inside the designated title area, choose the font you want to use, the text alignment and other layout parameters, such as Bold, Italic or even Shadow. The Insert tool allows you to import a picture from your files and resize it if you need to. You may also insert shapes or charts. You can also insert media files, such as audio and video or insert symbols to your text.
Customize Presentations in PowerPoint 2010
Use the Design tab to select the background. Choose a theme you like and adjust its color to your preference. With the Transitions tool you can make your slideshow more stylish by adding special effects. There are many different transitions to choose from and various available settings for each transition, which you can adjust to your liking.You also have the option to animate your text. Click on the text you want to animate, go to the Animations tab and click on the one you like.
Create a Slideshow in PowerPoint 2010
If you need to create a presentation, use the Slideshow tool. To have all your slides included in the slideshow, click on the slideshow tab and select "From Beginning." To hide some of the slides, click on them and select "Hide Slide." If you need to change the resolution of your slideshow, go to Resolution and choose the format and the size. Use the Review tab if you want to insert a comment or a note that only you will be able to see later on. Go to Review, click on your slide on the area you want to add your comment and click on "New Comment," write your note inside the yellow box that opens up.
Use the View Tool in PowerPoint 2010
The View tool allows you to adjust the layout of your slides on your screen to that which maximizes your workflow efficiency. Finally, to save your slideshow as a powerpoint presentation, go to File, save as, and choose the powerpoint presentation option.
Those were the basic tools of PowerPoint 2010. For detailed tutorials on specific features of PowerPoint 2010, visit us on the web at Compute.About.com.