PowerPoint 2010 - Beginner

5 Hours, 2 Minutes


Delivery Method

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This class is part of a 12‑month Educate 360 Pro Subscription

Course Overview

This course will provide you with the skills you need to create effective and robust presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. After an introduction to PowerPoint's window components and Help system, students will learn to create, save, and rearrange presentations. The features required to format text, use drawing objects, work with graphics, and insert tables and charts will be covered, in addition to learning to use templates and themes, slide masters, and transition effects. Finally, students will learn to proof, run, and print presentations.

Course Objectives

Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation, Creating a Presentation, Drawing Objects, Editing a Presentation, Formatting Text on Slides, Getting Started, Preparing to Deliver a Presentation, Using Masters and Design Themes

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started

  • Starting PowerPoint 2010
  • Using the Title Bar and Ribbon
  • Working with the Slides and Outline Panes
  • Opening a Presentation
  • Navigating a Presentation
  • Changing the View
  • Using PowerPoint Help

3 - Creating a Presentation

  • Creating a Presentation
  • Selecting a Theme
  • Adding Text and Slides to a Presentation
  • Using Slide Layouts
  • Entering and Editing Text on a Slide
  • Creating a Multi-Tiered Bulleted List
  • Adding Sections
  • Saving a Presentation

4 - Editing a Presentation

  • Using Find and Replace
  • Rearranging Slides in Slide Sorter View
  • Editing Slides in the Outline View
  • Deleting Slides
  • Duplicating Slides
  • Using Cut, Copy, and Paste

5 - Using Masters and Design Themes

  • Understanding Slide Masters and Design Themes
  • Changing Design Themes
  • Adding a Header and Footer
  • Changing Elements of Slide Masters
  • Adding a Logo to a Slide Master
  • Customizing the Handout Master

6 - Formatting Text on Slides

  • Applying Character Formats
  • Applying Paragraph Formats
  • Accessing the Ruler
  • Using Format Painter
  • Resetting to the Master

7 - Drawing Objects

  • Inserting a Text Box
  • Adding Shapes
  • Editing Shapes
  • Using AutoShapes
  • Adding Text to an Object
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Aligning Objects
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
  • Using Gridlines and Guides

8 - Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation

  • Inserting WordArt
  • Inserting Pictures and ClipArt
  • Formatting Pictures and ClipArt
  • Cropping an Image
  • Applying Corrections
  • Compressing a Picture
  • Applying Artistic Effects

9 - Preparing to Deliver a Presentation

  • Using AutoCorrect, Spell Check, and Thesaurus
  • Adding Transitions
  • Running a Slide Show
  • Using Speaker Notes
  • Printing a Presentation and Handouts

10 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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