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Discover the power shortcuts the pros use to navigate PowerPoint 2010 with ease. Author Alicia Katz Pollock shows how to customize views, work with text, format slides, and publish your final presentation. The course also includes her top 10 tips for working with presentations, including autofitting text, creating custom bullets, and using shapes to mask images and video.
When you save a file, PowerPoint puts it in your documents folder by default; that's a great start for file management. But if you're working on a project, and always have to save your file into a subfolder or into another location, you can tell PowerPoint to always go straight there instead. I will go to my File tab, and down to Options. Here I'll go to Save. This is where my default file location is set. I already have a folder called SAMOCA, where I put all my projects for work, so I'll go ahead and type in that folder name here. It does have to match exactly, and because it's a folder I'll end it with a backslash.
If you type in location here that doesn't exist, PowerPoint will let you know. Now that I have my default location, I'll click OK. I'll go ahead and press Ctrl+N to make a new presentation. And now when I go to save it, it automatically goes to my documents, to my SAMOCA folder. In the same way, when I go to File, and Open, it also looks to my SAMOCA folder as the default. So by changing my default file location, I'll save myself from having to drill down into my documents folder every time I want to open or save a file.
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