PowerPoint 2010 Getting Started with PowerPoint

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PowerPoint 2010

Getting Started with PowerPoint


PowerPoint 2010
PowerPoint 2010 is a presentation software that allows you to create dynamic slide presentations that may include animation, narration, images, videos and more. In this lesson, you will learn your way around the PowerPoint 2010 environment, including getting to know the new Backstage view.
We will also show you how to use and modify the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar, in addition to learning how to create new presentations and openexisting files. After this lesson, you will be ready to get started on your first presentation.

Getting to Know PowerPoint 2010

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If you are familiar with PowerPoint 2007, then you will notice that there are not too many changes to the 2010 interface, other than theBackstage View, which we will cover later in this lesson.  
However, if you are new to PowerPoint, you will first need to take some time to learn about slides and how to navigate through PowerPoint.
Watch the video to learn how to navigate the PowerPoint window.

How to Navigate PowerPoint to Create a Slide Presentation

PowerPoint uses slides to build a presentation. In order to create an engaging presentation, PowerPoint allows you to add text, bulleted lists, images, charts, video and more to your slides. You can add as many slides as you like to a presentation and at any time you can view or playback your presentation by selecting one of the Slide Show play options.
Review the interactive to learn how to navigate and interact with slides in the PowerPoint window.

Working with Your PowerPoint Environment

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The Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar are where you will find the commands you need to do common tasks in PowerPoint. If you are familiar with PowerPoint 2007, you will find that the main difference in the PowerPoint 2010 Ribbon is that commands such as Open and Print are now housed in Backstage view.
Watch the video to learn about the Ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar, and the new Backstage view.

The Ribbon

The Ribbon contains multiple tabs, each with several groups of commands. Some tabs, like "Drawing Tools" or "Table Tools," may appear only when you are working with certain items like images or tables. In addition, you can add your own customized tabs that contain your favorite commands.
PowerPoint RibbonPowerPoint Ribbon
Certain programs, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, may install additional tabs to the Ribbon. These tabs are called Add-ins.

To Customize the Ribbon:

You can customize the Ribbon by creating your own tabs that house your desired commands. Commands are always housed within a group, and you can create as many groups as you need to keep your tabs organized. In addition, you can even add commands to any of the default tabs, as long as you create a custom group within the tab.
  1. Right-click the Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon. A dialog box will appear.
    Right-clicking the Ribbon to customize itRight-clicking the Ribbon to customize it
  2. Click New Tab. A new tab will be created with a new group inside it.
  3. Make sure the new group is selected.
  4. Select a command from the list on the left, then click Add. You can also drag commands directly into a group.
  5. When you are done adding commands, click OK.
    Customize Ribbon Dialog BoxCustomize Ribbon Dialog Box
If you do not see the command you want, click on the Choose commands drop-down box and select All Commands.
Displaying All CommandsDisplaying All Commands

To Minimize and Maximize the Ribbon:

The Ribbon is designed to be responsive to your current task and easy to use, but if you find it is taking up too much of your screen space, you can minimize it.
  1. Click the arrow in the upper-right corner of the Ribbon to minimize it.
    Minimize the Ribbon buttonMinimize the Ribbon button
  2. To maximize the Ribbon, click the arrow again.
When the Ribbon is minimized, you can make it reappear by clicking on a tab. However, the Ribbon will disappear again when you are not using it.

The Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar is located above the Ribbon, and it lets you access common commands no matter which tab you are on. By default, it shows the SaveUndo, and Repeat commands. You can add other commands to make it more convenient for you.

To Add Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar.
  2. Select the command you wish to add from the drop-down menu. To choose from more commands, selectMore Commands.
    Adding a command to the Quick Access toolbarAdding a command to the Quick Access toolbar

    Backstage View

    Backstage view gives you various options for saving, opening a file, printing, or sharing your document. It is similar to the Office Button Menu from PowerPoint 2007 or the File Menu from earlier versions of PowerPoint. However, instead of just a menu, it is a full-page view which makes it easier to work with.

    To Get to Backstage View:

    1. Click the File tab.
      Backstage ViewBackstage View
    2. You can choose an option on the left side of the page.
    3. To get back to your document, just click any tab on the Ribbon.
    Use the interactive below to learn about the different things you can do in Backstage view.

    Creating and Opening Presentations

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    Watch the video to learn how to create and open a presentation.

    To Create a New, Blank Presentation:

    1. Click the File tab. This takes you to Backstage view.
    2. Select New.
    3. Select Blank presentation under Available Templates and Themes. It will be highlighted by default.
    4. Click Create. A new, blank presentation appears in the PowerPoint window.
      Creating a new presentationCreating a new presentation
    To save time, you can create your presentation from an Office.com template, which you can also select under Available Templates and Themes.

    To Open an Existing Presentation:

    1. Click the File tab. This takes you to Backstage view.
    2. Select Open. The Open dialog box appears.
      Opening a presentationOpening a presentation
    3. Select your desired presentation and then click Open.
    If you have opened the existing presentation recently, it may be easier to choose Recent from the File tabinstead of Open to search for your presentation.
    Opening a recent presentationOpening a recent presentation



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