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Cheat Sheet

PowerPoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

Make PowerPoint 2010 work your way. Using the slide control buttons in the lower-left corner of the screen (Previous, Pen, Slides, and Next), keyboard shortcuts, and your mouse, you can do more than just navigate from slide to slide — you can make the screen come alive. While you’re at it, customize the PowerPoint 2010 Quick Access toolbar, Ribbon, and status bar so that you can work more efficiently.

PowerPoint 2010 Navigation Commands: Moving from Slide to Slide

This table lists all the techniques for getting from slide to slide as you deliver a presentation. You can jump around, view hidden slides, go to a section, and open a custom show.

To do this . . . Click this slide control button Click the Slides button and choose . . . Right-click and choose . . . On the keyboard, press . . .
Go to next slide Next Next Next Enter, spacebar, N, PgDn, da, or ra
Go to previous slide Previous Previous Previous Backspace, P, PgUp, ua, or la
Go to specific slide Go to Slide→Slide number and title Go to Slide→Slide number and title Slide number+Enter; Ctrl+S and then select Slide number and title
Go to a hidden slide Go to Slide→ Slide number and title Go to Slide→ Slide number and title Ctrl+S and then select Slide number and title
Go to the first slide Go to Slide→Slide 1 Go to Slide→Slide 1 Home
Go to the last slide Go to Slide→Slide (number of last slide) Go to Slide→Slide (number of last slide) End
Go to a section Go to Section→Section name Go to Section→Section name
Go to a custom show Custom Show→Name of show Custom Show→Name of show
Go to last-viewed slide Last Viewed Last Viewed

How to Create a Livelier PowerPoint 2010 Presentation

To liven up your PowerPoint presentation, whip out a pen and draw on a slide, display the laser pointer, or blank the screen. Use the commands in this table to interact with your presentation and give it another dimension.

To do this . . . Click this slide control button Click the Slides button and choose . . . Right-click and choose . . . On the keyboard, press . . .
Display the pointer Pen, and choose Arrow Pointer Options→Arrow A
Display the laser pointer Pen, choose Arrow, and hold down Ctrl Pointer Options→Arrow, and hold down Ctrl A, hold down Ctrl
Hide the pointer Pen, and choose Arrow Options→Hidden Pointer Options→Arrow Options→Hidden Ctrl+H
Display a pen (or highlighter) Pen, and choose Pen (or Highlighter) Pointer Options→Pen (or Highlighter) Ctrl+P
Choose color for pen (or highlighter) Pen, and choose Ink Color, and select a color Pointer Options→Ink Color, and select a color
Display the eraser Pen, and choose Eraser Pointer Options→Eraser Ctrl+E
Erase pen lines Pen, and choose Erase All Ink on Slide Pointer Options→Erase All Ink on Slide E
Quit using pen or eraser Esc
End presentation End Show End Show Esc, Ctrl+Break, or hyphen
Display black screen Screen→Black Screen Screen→Black Screen B or period (.)
Display white screen Screen→White Screen Screen→White Screen W or comma (,)
Switch to another program Screen→Switch Programs Screen→Switch Programs Ctrl+T

How to Customize PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint 2010 has made customizing programs easier than ever. Don’t be shy. Try out these techniques for customizing PowerPoint. Your presentations — and your audiences — will enjoy the benefits!

  • Quick Access toolbar: Located in the upper-left corner of the screen, the Quick Access toolbar is always there. Why not make it even more useful? To place any button on the toolbar, right-click it and choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar. Or click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button (it’s located to the right of the Quick Access toolbar) and choose a button on the drop-down list.

  • Ribbon: Running across the top of the PowerPoint screen, the Ribbon offers tabs with commands for doing this, that, and the other thing. To customize the Ribbon and make getting to the commands you need that much faster, right-click the Ribbon and choose Customize the Ribbon. You go to the Customize Ribbon tab of the Options dialog box. From there, you can move tabs and groups on the ribbon, create your own tabs, and create your own groups.

  • Status bar: The status bar along the bottom of the screen gives you information about the presentation you’re working on. Maybe you want more information — or you think the status bar is too crowded. To change what’s on the status bar, right-click it and select options on the pop-up menu.

  • Changing the color scheme: PowerPoint 2010 offers three color schemes for changing the look of the screen. To change color schemes, start on the File tab, choose Options, select the General category in the PowerPoint Options dialog box, open the Color Scheme drop-down list, and choose Blue, Silver, or Black.

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