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PowerPoint 2010 New Features
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PowerPoint 2010 New Features

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As we wrap up the PowerPoint 2010 New Features course, I wanted to show you a few features in person, since after all, PowerPoint is mostly about presenting, right? In his final video, I'm going to demonstrate three new features for you: working with slideshows in different windows, the new Translation feature, and using Presenter mode. For the first two, come look over my shoulder. PowerPoint has always allowed you to have multiple slideshows open at the same time, but if you've ever tried to see them side-by-side, you quickly learned you couldn't do it.

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PowerPoint 2010 New Features
1h 7m Appropriate for all May 20, 2010

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In PowerPoint 2010 New Features, David Diskin explores the latest version of Microsoft's presentation software. This course covers themes and transitions, the ability to add equations and over forty new SmartArt diagrams to presentations, new photo retouching and video editing features, and new ways to collaborate and share presentations across the Internet. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the Ribbon interface
  • Using the new Backstage View
  • Saving time with the Animation Painter
  • Styling a presentation with themes and transitions
  • Introducing new ways to work with video
  • Using the enhanced photo editing features such as cropping, removing backgrounds, and artistic effects
  • Broadcasting a presentation on the Web
  • Merging, comparing, and collaborating on presentations
Subject:
Business
Software:
PowerPoint
Author:
David Diskin

Other useful features

As we wrap up the PowerPoint 2010 New Features course, I wanted to show you a few features in person, since after all, PowerPoint is mostly about presenting, right? In his final video, I'm going to demonstrate three new features for you: working with slideshows in different windows, the new Translation feature, and using Presenter mode. For the first two, come look over my shoulder. PowerPoint has always allowed you to have multiple slideshows open at the same time, but if you've ever tried to see them side-by-side, you quickly learned you couldn't do it.

PowerPoint 2010 changes that, and finally shows you your open slideshows in different windows that can be independently resized, moved around, minimized, and maximized. If you have two monitors on your desk, this is a great feature. When you're comparing presentations or copying and pasting back and forth, you'll wonder how you lived without it. Moving on, PowerPoint is now tied into the same Translation feature that Word has. Select a word or phrase and from the Research tab, choose Translate.

Then Translate Selected Text to reveal the Research task pane with your text translated. You can change the language here. You can also enable a live translator, which translates text as you point your mouse over it, or select text. Now for something I think you'll be dying to try out at your next big presentation, Presentation mode. If your notebook supports it, and that is if it supports the connection of a separate display, you can show your audience your presentation, while you get to see Presentation mode.

When enabled, PowerPoint sends your display or projector the presentation that you want them to see, like this. But if you look over my shoulder you will see what I see: a generously sized thumbnail of what the audience is seeing, my speaker notes, large buttons to advance the slides, the pen enabler, a timer, and smaller thumbnails of upcoming slides. All of this is interactive, too. This enables you to keep your eyes towards the audience, occasionally glancing at your screen. To enable the feature, access the Slide Show tab from the Ribbon and click Use Presenter View.

You might want to adjust here which monitor the show is sent to. So there are three more quick features on top of the earlier 16, for a total of 19 new features, not counting all the SmartArt diagrams, Design themes, and transitions.

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