Make the switch to PowerPoint 2010

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If you’re upgrading from an earlier version of PowerPoint, particularly from PowerPoint 2003 or before, this course is for you. Get familiar with changes to the interface in PowerPoint 2010, such as the design for menus and toolbars known as “the ribbon,” and do the things you’d typically do to create a presentation.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Work comfortably with the ribbon interface.

  • Do essential things such as create slides, apply a slide design, and insert slide elements.

  • Manage files using the File tab.

  • Benefit from new views, toolbars, and shortcut keys.

  • Work between new and old PowerPoint versions.

Before you begin

Before you begin:

  • If you are upgrading to PowerPoint 2010 from PowerPoint 2003 or earlier, this course is for you.

  • If you are upgrading from PowerPoint 2007, you may just want to know about new features in PowerPoint 2010. We suggest this article: What's new in PowerPoint 2010

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