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Northwest Missouri State University


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

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  1. Program Fundamentals
    1. Learn about the main parts of the program screen, how to give commands, use help, and about new features in PowerPoint 2010.
  2. Getting Started with Presentations
    1. Teaches the most basic commands and functions you can perform in PowerPoint, such as how to navigate and organize a slide show.
  3. Inserting and Editing Text
    1. Explains everything you need to know about working with text, including how to insert and edit text; how to cut, copy, and paste text; and how to correct spelling errors. Learn how to find and replace text and insert special characters, such as trademark and copyright symbols.
  4. Formatting Text
    1. Learn how to change the type, style, size, and color of the text in your presentations using the Ribbon, Mini Toolbar, and Font dialog box. Also learn how to use the Format Painter tool to copy formatting changes from one block of text to another, and how to emphasize the text in your presentations using WordArt.
  5. Viewing a Presentation
    1. Introduces you to PowerPoint’s views. Also learn how to use the Zoom controls and the presentation window to change how your presentation appears onscreen.
  6. Formatting a Presentation
    1. Explains how to format your presentations to give them more impact and make sure your message is delivered effectively. Learn how to apply and modify a document theme or background, as well as how to adjust page setup, how to insert headers and footers, and how to use the Slide Master to format your presentations.
  7. Working with Objects
    1. Explains how to use PowerPoint’s drawing tools to insert shapes; how to insert pictures and clip art; and how to format pictures, shapes and clip art.
  8. Working with Tables
    1. Devoted to helping you become a table expert.
  9. Working with Charts and SmartArt
    1. Learn how to insert charts and diagrams into your presentations. Explains just about everything you need to know about charts—how to create dynamic-looking charts, how to edit and format charts, and how to work with different types of charts and chart elements. Also learn how to use PowerPoint’s SmartArt tool, a handy new feature that lets you create and insert designer-quality diagrams.
  10. Applying Transition and Animation Effects
    1. Introduces animation and transition effects and how you can use them to enhance your presentations.
  11. Working with Multimedia
    1. Learn how to insert sounds and movie clips onto a slide. Also learn how to add narration to your slides and how to insert and use action buttons.
  12. Finalizing a Presentation
    1. Shows how to specify show type, rehearse slide timings, and more.
  13. Delivering a Presentation
    1. Tells you everything you need to know about running a presentation, including how to deftly navigate between slides and how to impress your colleagues with the Pen and Highlighter tools. Also learn several more advanced ways to present a presentation, such as how to run a presentation on several monitors and how to create a presentation that runs by itself.
  14. Using Collaboration and Distribution Tools
    1. Learn how to prepare a presentation for distribution and how to share a presentation with others via the Internet or a SharePoint site.
  15. Customizing PowerPoint
    1. Focuses on how to customize the Ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar, and AutoCorrect. Also discusses how to access and review the default options for a program.
  16. More Topics
    1. Explains how to tailor PowerPoint to work the way you do. Learn how to customize many of PowerPoint’s settings and options.