Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the reasons to switch, part of Migrating from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2010.
PowerPoint 2010 offers a number of major improvements and enhancements that make upgrading from PowerPoint 2003 worthwhile. There is an improved fluent user interface, new file formats to help make your work more compatible and secure, and a number of productivity tools to help you work more efficiently while creating professional looking presentations. In this movie, we will get a brief overview of some of these features before covering them in greater detail later on in this course. We will begin with the new fluent User interface, which has been improved to help you work more efficiently and improve your productivity.
The Ribbon allows you to spend more time doing your work and less time searching for commands by making them easy to find and use. You will also find quick and easy access to relevant commands using the Quick Access Toolbar as well as the new mini toolbars that appear when you're working with selected text. New file formats will make your work more compatible and secure, especially when it comes to collaborating with others on a presentation and sharing files. With the XML-based open XML file format used in PowerPoint 2010, you'll also notice smaller file sizes, since files are compressed.
They'll also be more secure, due to the transparent nature of the format. With PowerPoint 2010, you'll be producing more sophisticated and attractive presentations thanks to new features like the Quick Style Gallery, SmartArt, Live Preview, and Presenter View. So I hope this brief overview has helped to show why you might want to migrate from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2010. We will be exploring these reasons in greater detail as we move through the various chapters in this course.
- Comparing the PowerPoint 2003 and 2010 interfaces
- Exploring the Ribbon and Backstage view
- Dealing with file compatibility issues
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Creating custom layouts
- Creating diagrams with SmartArt
- Animating a presentation with transitions and animations
- Saving a presentation to video