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PowerPoint 2010

This page contains a listing of all the content we have created for PowerPoint 2010. You will find detailed pages on each new feature introduced in this version, and also tutorials on all other features.


Product/Version: PowerPoint

OS: Microsoft Windows XP and higher

New Features in PowerPoint 2010

Here's a listing of new features in PowerPoint 2010 tutorials. If there's a link available, click it to get a more detailed explanation of the feature:

1 File Menu and Backstage View

File Menu and Backstage View

In PowerPoint 2010, the Office Button is replaced by the File menu! However this File menu is completely different from what you might have used in older versions of PowerPoint.

2 Getting Started with Sections

Getting Started with Sections

The Section option is new within PowerPoint 2010, and enables you to divide your presentation slides into logical parts.

3 Dynamic Content Transitions

Dynamic Content category within the Slide Transitions gallery

When Dynamic Content transitions are applied to your slide, the actual transition occurs on all areas of the slide except the backgrounds, making your content move independently on and off the screen.

4 Compare and Merge Presentations

Compare button

This feature combines two presentations and then shows you the differences between them. You can then decide which changes to include and which ones to discard.

5 Trim Audio Clips

Trim Audio Clips

Trim  Video Clips

Trim your video Clips and audio clips to remove the portions that are not relevant to the message of your presentation, or just to make them short.

6 Bookmark your Audio and Video Clips

Bookmark your Audio and Video Clips

Bookmark your Audio and Video Clips

Add bookmarks to your audio and video clips to access a particular position quickly, without having to manually scrub within the Player Controls bar.

7 Artistic Effects for Pictures

Artistic Effects for Pictures

Some Artistic Effects can make your pictures look like paintings or sketches, and others can change the texture of your pictures.

8 Remove Background from Pictures

Remove Background from Pictures

This option can be used to remove a part of your picture to make a transparent background.

9 Crop Pictures with More Precision

Crop Pictures with More Precision

The new Crop tool includes options to crop pictures to shapes and also to reposition picture fills with Fit and Fill options to achieve great results.

10 Animation Painter

Cursor changed to a Paintbrush icon

Animation Painter copies animation attributes from one slide object to another just like Format Painter.

11 Screenshot Option

Screenshot Option

Screenshot option allows you to quickly and easily add a screenshot on your slide, being within PowerPoint.

12 Add SmartArt Graphics

Add SmartArt Graphics

All available SmartArt is available in different SmartArt categories. In addition to these categories, you can also add an additional SmartArt category that shows content from

13 Picture Layouts

Picture Layouts

Picutre Layout option converts selected picture(s) into SmartArt, in the same way as the Convert to SmartArt option convers text to SmartArt.

Interface & Basics

Interface - Overview

  1. Where is PowerPoint? -- Locate
  2. PowerPoint 2010 Interface
  3. Ribbon and Tabs
  4. Status Bar
  5. Notes Pane
  6. Slide Area
  7. Task Pane
  8. Mini Toolbar
  9. Slides and Outline Pane
  10. Quick Access Toolbar
  11. Live Preview
  12. Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations
  13. Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View
  14. Ink Tools
  15. Slide Dimensions in PowerPoint - Size Differences
  16. Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs
  17. Set PowerPoint 2010 as the Default Version

Working with QAT and Ribbons

  1. Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs
  2. Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  3. Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs
  4. Adding Commands to Custom Groups


  1. PowerPoint 2010 Views
  2. Normal View
  3. Slide Sorter View
  4. Notes Page View
  5. Reading View
  6. Slide Master View
  7. Handout Master View
  8. Notes Master View
  9. Slide Show View
  10. Presenter View
  11. Outline View

File Types, File Menu, and Backstage View

  1. File Formats
  2. File Types That Can be Opened
  3. File Menu and Backstage View
  4. Backstage: Save and Save As Options
  5. Backstage: Open, Close, and Exit
  6. Backstage: Info
  7. Backstage: Recent Option
  8. Backstage: New Option
  9. Backstage View - Print Option
  10. Backstage View - Save and Send Options
  11. Backstage View - Help Options
  12. Backstage View – Program Options
  13. General Program Options
  14. Advanced Program Options
  15. Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Hide/Unhide Slides
  3. Duplicate Slides
  4. Change Slide Layout
  5. Reuse Slides
  6. Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
  7. Rulers
  8. Gridlines
  9. Guides
  10. Adding More Guides
  11. Snap to Grid Settings
  12. Working with Snap to Grid
  13. Working with Guides
  14. Smart Guides
  15. Compare Presentations
  16. Reset Slide
  17. Comparing and Merging Presentations

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Headers and Footers in Slides
  2. Headers and Footers in Notes and Handout Pages
  3. Working with Slide Numbers
  4. Slide Numbers within Slide Master

Slide Aspect Ratio

  1. Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Standard to Widescreen


  1. Getting Started with Sections
  2. Adding and Renaming Sections
  3. Moving Slides Between Sections
  4. Removing Sections
  5. Reordering Sections
  6. Viewing Sections

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Import Outlines
  3. Outline Pane Options: Part I
  4. Outline Pane Options: Part II
  5. Outline Pane Options: Part III

New Features

  1. SmartArt Graphics

Repair Office

  1. Repair PowerPoint and Office 2010

PowerPoint 2010 to EXE

  1. Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder


Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes
  3. Resizing Shapes
  4. Rotate Shapes
  5. Flip Shapes
  6. Shift Key Fun
  7. Rotation Fun

Advanced Shape Techniques

  1. Change One Shape To Another
  2. Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Diamonds
  3. Format Painter
  4. Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
  5. Working with Pie Shapes
  6. Drawing Arcs

Selecting Shapes

  1. Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection and Visibility Task Pane
  2. Select and Deselect Shapes

Duplicating Shapes, and Drawing Multiple Shapes

  1. Duplicate Shapes by Dragging
  2. Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D
  3. Drawing Multiple Shapes Quickly

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

  1. Align Shapes
  2. Align Shapes to Center of Slide
  3. Distribute Shapes

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Group, Ungroup and Regroup Shapes
  2. Nudge and Move Shapes
  3. Reorder Shapes

Circles and Squares

  1. Drawing a Perfect Circle
  2. Drawing a Perfect Square
  3. Creating Semi-Circles
  4. Creating Half Circle

Text in Shapes

  1. Text Within Shapes
  2. Align Text Within Shapes / Text Box

Merge Shapes

  1. Add Combine Shape Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Shape Combine Command
  3. Shape Intersect Command
  4. Shape Subtract Command
  5. Shape Union Command

Action Buttons

  1. Action Buttons
  2. Default Behaviors for Action Buttons
  3. Hyperlinks for Action Buttons

Drawing Lines

  1. Drawing Lines
  2. Drawing Curved Lines
  3. Drawing Freeform Line
  4. Drawing Scribble Lines

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) for Shapes
  3. Types of Points (Vertexes)
  4. Edit Points: Open and Close Paths
  5. Edit Points: Curved and Straight Segment


  1. Smart Connectors
  2. Types of Connectors
  3. Drawing Connectors
  4. Change Connector Type
  5. Formatting Connectors
  6. Change Connector Color
  7. Detach, Re-attach, and Delete Connectors
  8. Reroute Connectors
  9. Creating Anchor Points for Connectors

Exotic Shapes

  1. Drawing Target Diagram
  2. Drawing Parabola
  3. Drawing Hyperbola
  4. Creating Curved Shape
  5. Drawing Trees
  6. Drawing Shopping Bags
  7. Cookie Cutter Shapes
  8. Drawing a CD or DVD
  9. Create Dashed Line Borders
  10. Drawing a Flag
  11. Create Organic Boxes

Text and Fonts

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Insert Dummy Text
  4. Selecting Text
  5. Stop Underlining Your Descenders!


  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Styles
  3. Font Dialog Box
  4. Embed Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as Bullets
  5. Import Pictures for Bullets
  6. Create Your Own Picture Bullets
  7. Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
  8. Change Numbered List Style
  9. Start or Restart Numbering for Numbered Lists

Indents and Markers

  1. Indent Markers (Carets) for Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  2. Tweak Bullets with First Line Indent Marker
  3. Tweak Bulleted Lists with Hanging Indent Marker
  4. Tweak Bulleted Paragraphs with Left Indent Marker
  5. Set Text Indentation using Numerical Values

Text Formatting

  1. Selecting and Changing Text
  2. Format Text Attributes within the Mini Toolbar
  3. Move Text Boxes on a Slide
  4. Text Box Autofit Options
  5. Resize Text Boxes on a Slide
  6. Text Layout Options
  7. Internal Margin Options
  8. Columns within Text Boxes
  9. Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  10. Resize Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  11. Set as Default Text Box
  12. Copying Text Attributes with Format Painter
  13. Character Spacing
  14. Change Text Case
  15. Translation
  16. Translation Options
  17. Thesaurus
  18. Research Options
  19. Replace Fonts

WordArt (incl. Text Fills, Lines, and Effects)

  1. WordArt Styles
  2. Text Fills
  3. Picture Fill for Text
  4. Text Characters with Picture Fills
  5. Gradient Fill for Text
  6. Texture Fill for Text
  7. Using Custom Textures as Fill for Text
  8. Pattern Fill for Text
  9. Text Outline
  10. Gradient Outline for Text
  11. Text Effects
  12. Text Transforms
  13. Advanced Text Transforms

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Spell Check
  2. More Spelling Options
  3. What is AutoCorrect?
  4. AutoCorrect Options
  5. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  6. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  7. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  8. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  9. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  10. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  11. Setting Spell Check Options
  12. Find and Replace Words
  13. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  14. Language Options on the Status Bar
  15. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  16. Guidelines on Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation
  17. Research Tools

Text Advanced

  1. Highlight Text
  2. Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text

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Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint (Full Slide Jigsaws)

This entire kit contains 5 different styles of jigsaw pieces: typical jigsaws, arrows, hearts, ovals, and rounded squares. Each jigsaw shape is available in three counts: small, medium, and large. We made these available in two slide sizes for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) resolutions.

You can get this kit for only $9.99.

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