Join Alicia Katz Pollock for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom slideshows, part of PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts.
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Part of being a good presenter is knowing your audience. When you present material about your company, your research, or even your latest vacation, it's crucial to keep in mind who will be watching and listening. For example, if I am going to talk about my company, I would say very different things about my products to potential investors than I would to potential customers. If you give the same presentation to a variety of audiences, you don't have to save several versions of similar content, instead, save all of the slides in the same deck. And create custom slides shows that you can call on with just a few clicks.
To do this, go up to the Slide Show tab. Then the fourth button on the ribbon is Custom Slide Show, and we'll go ahead and click on Custom Shows. We don't have any already. So I'll click New, and I'll call this Volunteers. I'll move over the slides that I want volunteers to see. Volunteer Orientation, History and Purpose, Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities, Rules of Conduct, Customer Service Basics, and the last slide, Thank You for Volunteering Your Time.
If any of these are out of order, or you'd like to change the order, you can click on one and use the up and down arrows. I'll go ahead and click OK. Now let's make a second Slide Show that we'll show to our members. I'll click New, call it Members, I'll click on the first slide, and Shift+Click on the last slide and move them all over by clicking Add, because the only ones that I want to take out are Rules of Conduct and Customer Service Basics. So I'll click on Rules of Conduct and Remove it, and Customer Service Basics, and Remove that, and then I'll click OK. And now I'll Close the window.
So now when it's time to start my Slide Show, I can come up to Custom Slide Show, and choose which one I'm going to show. And it skips the slides, I'll hit Esc. If I need to make any changes, I can click on the Custom Slide Show button, go down to Custom Shows, pick the show I want, and click Edit. Creating a Custom Slide Show allows you to repurpose your content for different audiences, without having to store multiple copies, or hide and show your slides.
- Opening recent files
- Rearranging the interface
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Using the Paste options effectively
- Adding headers and footers
- Clearing existing formatting
- Incorporating screenshots and SmartArt
- Editing clip art
- Creating 3-D shapes
- Animating bulleted lists
- Coordinating transitions
- Exporting content to Word
- Creating custom slideshows