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PowerPoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

Peter Weverka

ISBN: 978-1-118-98390-4 June 2014 600 Pages


A fully updated guide to creating dynamic presentations with PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint dominates the presentation landscape. With the changes in PowerPoint 2010, including the availability of an online version, PowerPoint users need this comprehensive reference to make the most of the program.

PowerPoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies features in-depth coverage of the elements and the process involved in creating knockout presentations. Seven minibooks cover all the new 2010 features, providing a great education for beginners and showing PowerPoint veterans lots of new tricks.

  • PowerPoint is the leading presentation software used in business and education; new features in PowerPoint 2010 include an online version and expanded audiovisual capabilities
  • Seven self-contained minibooks cover getting started; building a presentation; tables, charts, and diagrams; graphics and shapes; adding audio, video, and animation; giving the presentation; and PowerPoint for power users
  • Explains how to use the interface and tools and shows how to represent data visually for greater impact
  • Provides important tips on adding the human element when making a presentation
  • Gives advanced users advice on creating templates, collaboration, automation, and more

PowerPoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies gets novices up to speed and helps experienced users take their skills to the next level.

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started in PowerPoint 5

Chapter 1: Introducing PowerPoint 7

Chapter 2: PowerPoint Nuts and Bolts 15

Chapter 3: Finding Your Way around the PowerPoint Screen 35

Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for a Solid Presentation 53

Book II: Building Your Presentation 63

Chapter 1: Inserting and Handling Slides 65

Chapter 2: Handling Master Slides and Master Styles 85

Chapter 3: Handling Slide Backgrounds 101

Chapter 4: Entering the Text 123

Chapter 5: Formatting Text on a Slide 167

Book III: Communicating with Tables, Charts, and Diagrams 203

Chapter 1: Constructing the Perfect Table 205

Chapter 2: Putting a Chart on a Slide 225

Chapter 3: Putting Diagrams on Slides 267

Book IV: Embellishing Your Slides with Graphics and Shapes 289

Chapter 1: Drawing Shapes, Lines, and Other Objects 291

Chapter 2: Managing and Manipulating Objects 309

Chapter 3: Decorating Slides with Graphics and Photographs 337

Chapter 4: Decorating Slides with Clip Art 365

Book V: Flash and Dash 375

Chapter 1: Taking Advantage of Transitions and Animations 377

Chapter 2: Making Video Slides 415

Chapter 3: Making Audio and Music a Part of a Presentation 427

Book VI: Giving a Presentation 447

Chapter 1: Giving an In-Person Presentation 449

Chapter 2: Speaker Notes and Handouts 465

Chapter 3: Creating a Self-Running Presentation 477

Chapter 4: Creating a User-Run Presentation 483

Chapter 5: Alternative Ways to Distribute Presentations 501

Book VII: PowerPoint for Power Users 511

Chapter 1: Customizing PowerPoint 513

Chapter 2: Creating a Presentation Design for Your Company 525

Chapter 3: Collaborating with Others on a Presentation 537

Chapter 4: Linking and Embedding for Compound Presentations 543

Chapter 5: Automating Tasks with Macros 553

Index 559