Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 - Foundation



Section 1: Starting Out

Lesson 1.1: Meeting Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010

What is Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010?

What's New in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010?

Opening PowerPoint

Interface Overview

Interacting with PowerPoint

Closing PowerPoint


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Lesson 1.2: Creating a Presentation

Understanding Presentations

Creating a New Presentation

Adding New Slides

Adding Content to Slides

Deleting Slides


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Lesson 1.3: Working with Your Presentation

Saving Files

Opening Files

Using the Recent List

Switching Between Open Files

Closing Files


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Lesson 1.4: Editing Your Presentation

Using the Slides/Outline Pane

Navigating Through Your Slides

Editing Slides

Changing Slide Layout

Resetting Slides


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Lesson 1.5: Arranging Slides

Dragging and Dropping Slides

Duplicating Slides

Creating Sections

Viewing Sections

Moving Slides and Sections

Deleting Sections


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Lesson 1.6: Getting Help in PowerPoint

Getting Started with

Opening Help

Using the Help Screen

The Help Toolbar

Searching Help

Using the Table of Contents

Getting Help in a Dialog Box


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Understanding and Customizing the PowerPoint Interface

Lesson 2.1: Getting Acquainted

Using the File Menu (Backstage View)

Using the Status Bar

Using the Mini Toolbar

Using Dialog Boxes

Using Right-Click Menus

Keyboard Shortcuts


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Lesson 2.2: The Quick Access Toolbar

About the Toolbar

Adding and Removing Buttons

Moving the Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing the Toolbar


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Lesson 2.3: Tabs and Groups

About Tabs

About Groups

About Option Buttons

Minimizing the Ribbon


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Lesson 2.4: Customizing the Ribbon

Getting Started

Adding or Removing Tabs

Arranging Tabs and Groups

Creating New Tabs and Groups

Customizing Group Commands

Resetting all Customizations


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Tab Overview, Part One

Lesson 3.1: The Home Tab

Clipboard Commands

Slides Commands

Font Commands

Paragraph Commands

Drawing Commands

Editing Commands


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Lesson 3.2: The Insert Tab

Tables Commands

Images Commands

Illustrations Commands

Links Commands

Text Commands

Symbols Commands

Media Commands


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Lesson 3.3: The View Tab

Presentation Views Commands

Master Views Commands

Show Commands

Zoom Commands

Color/Grayscale Commands

Window Commands

Macros Commands


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Lesson 3.4: The Design Tab

Page Setup Commands

Themes Commands

Background Commands


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Lesson 3.5: The Transitions Tab

Preview Command

Transition Gallery

Timing Commands


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Tab Overview, Part Two

Lesson 4.1: The Animations Tab

Preview Command

Animation Gallery

Advanced Animation Commands

Timing Commands


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Lesson 4.2: The Slide Show Tab

Start Slide Show Commands

Set Up Commands

Monitors Commands


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Lesson 4.3: The Review Tab

Proofing Commands

Language Commands

Comments Commands

Compare Commands


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Lesson 4.4: Contextual Tabs, Part One

The Developer Tab

Drawing Tools

Table Tools

Picture Tools

SmartArt Tools


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Lesson 4.5: Contextual Tabs, Part Two

Chart Tools

Equation Tools

Video Tools

Audio Tools

Slide, Handout, and Notes Master Tabs


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Creating Presentations

Lesson 5.1: Using Templates

Creating a Blank Presentation

Creating a Presentation from Local Templates

Creating a Presentation from Online Templates

Creating a Presentation from Themes

Using PowerPoint's Sample Files

Creating a Presentation from Existing Files

Accessing Recently Used Templates


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Lesson 5.2: Working with Text Boxes

Drawing a Text Box

Editing Text

Resizing, Moving, or Deleting a Text Box

Rotating a Text Box

Formatting the Text Box

Advanced Text Box Formatting


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Lesson 5.3: Basic Editing Tools

Using Selection Tools

Using Cut, Copy, and Paste

Using the Office Clipboard

Dragging and Dropping Text

Using Undo and Redo/Repeat

Using Find and Replace


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Lesson 5.4: Formatting Text, Part One

Applying Text Effects

Changing Case

Changing Font Face, Size, and Color

Changing Character Spacing

Removing Formatting


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Lesson 5.5: Formatting Text, Part Two

Changing Text Direction

Aligning and Justifying Text

Indenting Text

Changing Vertical Alignment

Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List


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Lesson 5.6: Advanced Text Tools

Formatting Text into Columns

Using the Format Painter

Using the Font Dialog

Using the Paragraph Dialog

Using the Format Text Effects Dialog


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Printing and Viewing Your Presentation

Lesson 6.1: Using Layouts and Views

Using Normal View

Using Slide Sorter View

Using Notes Page View

Using Reading View

Using Zoom and Fit to Window


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Lesson 6.2: Viewing a Slide Show.

Starting the Show

Navigating the Show

Displaying a Blank Screen

Using Highlighting and Pen Tools


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Lesson 6.3: Preparing Your Presentation

Checking Your Spelling

Changing the Theme

Adding Headers and Footers to Slides

Modifying Headers and Footers

Changing Slide Orientation

Using the Page Setup Dialog


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Lesson 6.4: Printing Your Presentation

Print Commands

Using Print Preview

Setting Print Options

E-mailing Your Presentation


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Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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