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Microsoft Office 2010: MS PowerPoint 2010

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Introduction to the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Interface
1. The menus and toolbars that may have been familiar to some in previous versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office programs have been replaced with the Ribbon in Office 2007. According to Microsoft Office Online, the Ribbon is designed to help quickly find commands needed to complete a task. Each tab within the ribbon relates to a type of activity:

File: The File Tab is new in Office 2010 and replaces the Microsoft Office button. However, many of the same commands that were found in the Office button are now contained in the File Tab.

Home: Inserting a New Slide; Deleting a Slide, Changing Font Size and Color; Aligning Text; and Adding and Editing Shapes such as Blurbs and Arrows

Insert: Inserting objects such as: photos from digital camera or file; clip art; “smart art” such as Venn and Organizations diagrams; Word Art; Sound; Slide Numbers; and Headers

Design: The design tab offers options to create color and background schemes for your slideshow

Transitions: The transitions tab allows you to create visual, sound, and mouse-click transition effects between slides. 

Animations: The animations tab allows you to add artful transitions to your slideshow and determine whether you’d like these transitions to advance your show upon mouse-click or automatically.

Slideshow: Set up and present your slide show

Review: Check spelling and request others edit your slide show and add comments

View: Change slide show views, view in grayscale, and zoom in/out

To reduce clutter, some tabs are shown only as needed.


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