GO! with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Brief

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 6/29/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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The primary goal of the GO! Series is to provide you with the skills to solve business problems using the computer as a tool as you practice and learn the features of Microsoft Office. This approach is based on clearly defined projects for readers in a way thatrs"s easy to understand. Coverage of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint. MARKET: For professionals seeking to learn and understand Microsoft Office 2010.

Author Biography

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois   University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.


Alicia Vargas is a faculty member in Business Information Technology at Pasadena City College.  She holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in business education from California State University, Los Angeles, and has authored several textbooks and training manuals on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Table of Contents

GO! with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Brief
Table of Contents

Common Features Chapter 1 Using the Common Features of Office 2010
Scenario: Oceana Palm Grill
Project 1A: Menu Plan

Objective 1      Use Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folder
Activity 1.01     Using Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

Objective 2      Locate and Start a Microsoft Office 2010 Program
Activity 1.02     Locating and Starting a Microsoft Office 2010 Program

Objective 3      Enter and Edit Text in an Office Program
Activity 1.03     Entering and Editing Text in an Office Program

Objective 4      Perform Commands From a Dialog Box
Activity 1.04     Performing Commands From a Dialog Box

Objective 5      Create a Folder, Save a File, and Close a Program
Activity 1.05     Creating a Folder, Saving a File, and Closing a Program

Objective 6      Print a File
Activity 1.06     Printing a File

Project 1B: Memo

Objective 7      Open an Existing File and Save it With a New Name
Activity 1.07     Opening an Existing File and Saving it With a New Name

Objective 8      Explore Application Options
Activity 1.08     Viewing Application Options

Objective 9      Perform Commands from the Ribbon
Activity 1.09     Performing Commands from the Ribbon
Activity 1.10     Minimizing and Using the Keyboard to Control the Ribbon

Objective 10   Apply Formatting in Office Programs
Activity 1.11     Formatting and Viewing Pages
Activity 1.12     Formatting Text
Activity 1.13     Using the Office Clipboard to Cut, Copy, and Paste

Objective 11   Use the Microsoft Office 2010 Help System
Activity 1.14     Using the Microsoft Office 2010 Help System in Excel

Objective 12   Compress Files
Activity 1.15     Compressing Files

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Scenario: Lehua Hawaiian Adventures

Project 1A

Objective 1: Create a New Presentation

Activity 1.01 Identifying Parts of the PowerPoint Window

Activity 1.02 Entering Presentation Text and Saving a Presentation

Activity 1.03 Applying a Presentation Theme

Objective 2: Edit a Presentation in Normal View

Activity 1.04 Inserting a New Slide

Activity 1.05 Increasing and Decreasing List Levels

Activity 1.06 Adding Speakers Notes to a Presentation

Activity 1.07 Displaying and Editing Slides in the Slide Pane

Objective 3: Add Pictures to a Presentation

Activity 1.08 Inserting a Picture from a File

Activity 1.09 Applying a Picture Style

Activity 1.10 Applying Artistic Effects to a Picture

Objective 4: Print and View a Presentation

Activity 1.11 Viewing a Slide Show

Activity 1.12 Inserting Headers and Footers

Activity 1.13 Previewing and Printing a Presentation

Project 1B

Objective 5: Edit an Existing Presentation

Activity 1.14 Opening a Presentation and Replacing Text

Activity 1.15 Inserting Slides from an Existing Presentation

Activity 1.16 Finding and Replacing Text

Objective 6: Format a Presentation

Activity 1.17 Changing Fonts, Font Sizes, and Font Styles

Activity 1.18 Aligning Slide Text and Changing Line Spacing

Activity 1.19 Modifying Slide Layout

Objective 7: Use Slide Sorter View

Activity 1.20 Selecting and Deleting Slides

Activity 1.21 Moving Slides in Slide Sorter View

Objective 8: Apply Slide Transitions

Activity 1.22 Applying Slide Transitions to a Presentation

Objective 9: Use Reading View

Activity 1.23 Viewing and Editing a Presentation in Reading View


Chapter 2 Formatting PowerPoint Presentations
Scenario: Fascination Entertainment Group

Project 2A

Objective 1:  Format Numbered and Bulleted Lists

Activity 2.01 Selecting and Formatting Placeholder Text

Activity 2.02 Changing a Bulleted List to a Numbered List

Activity 2.03 Modifying the Bulleted List Style

Activity 2.04 Removing a Bullet Symbol from a Bullet Point

Objective 2:  Insert ClipArt

Activity 2.05 Inserting ClipArt

Activity 2.06 Moving and Sizing a Picture

Activity 2.07 Changing Shape of a Picture

Activity 2.08 Removing the Background from a Picture

Objective 3:  Insert Text Boxes and Shapes

Activity 2.09 Inserting aText Box

Activity 2.10 Inserting, Sizing, and Positioning Shapes

Activity 2.11 Adding Text to Shapes

Objective 4:  Format Objects

Activity 2.12 Applying Shape Fills, Outlines, and Styles

Activity 2.13 Applying Shape and Picture Effects

Activity 2.14 Duplicating Objects

Activity 2.15 Aligning and Distributing Objects

Project 2B

Objective 5: Format Text Using WordArt

Activity 2.16 Apply WordArt Styles to Existing Text

Activity 2.17 Inserting a WordArt Object

Activity 2.18 Clearing Formatting from a Selection

Objective 6: Create and Format a SmartArt Graphic

Activity 2.19 Creating a Smartart Diagram from Bullet Points

Activity 2.20 Adding Shapes in a Diagram

Activity 2.21 Creating a SmartArt Diagram Using a Content Layout

Activity 2.22 Changing the Diagram Type

Activity 2.23 Changing the Color and Style Of A Diagram


Chapter 3 Forms, Filters, and Reports
Scenario: Enhancing a Presentation with Animation, Tables, and Charts
Project 3A

Objective 1: Customize Slide Backgrounds and Themes

Activity 3.01  Applying a Background Style

Activity 3.02 Hiding Background Graphics

Activity 3.03 Formatting a Slide Background with a Picture

Activity 3.04 Applying a Background Fill Color and Resetting the Slide Background

Objective 2: Animate a Slide Show

Activity 3.05 Applying Entrance Effects

Activity 3.06 Setting Effect and Timing Options

Activity 3.07 Apply Animation Effects with Animation Painter

Activity 3.08 Applying Animation to a SmartArt Graphic

Objective 3: Insert a Video File

Activity 3.09 Inserting a Video

Activity 3.10 Editing a Video

Activity 3.11 Applying Video Styles and Adjusting Color


Project 3B

Objective 3: Create and Modify Tables

Activity 3.12 Creating a Table

Activity 3.13 Modifying the Layout of a Table

Activity 3.14 Modifying a Table Design

Objective 4: Create and Modify Charts

Activity 3.15 Creating a Column Chart and Applying a Chart Style

Activity 3.16 Creating a Line Chart and Deleting Chart Data

Activity 3.17 Animating a Chart

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