PowerPoint 2010 Tips and FAQs
10 Tips and Time-Savers for PowerPoint 2010
Who doesn't need more time to speed up your work production? These PowerPoint tips and time-savers are just what you need.
Where Do I Find PowerPoint 2010 Help?
How to access the Help feature in PowerPoint 2010.
What PowerPoint Version Do I Have?
PowerPoint Version - What PowerPoint Version Do I Have
PowerPoint 2010 Quick Access Toolbar
Add frequently used options to the PowerPoint 2010 quick access toolbar.
Formatting Text With the PowerPoint 2010 Format Painter
Formatting text using the PowerPoint 2010 Format Painter.
View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time
View and compare two PowerPoint presentations by viewing on a split screen.
Converting PowerPoint 2010 Slide Shows to Word Documents
Covert your PowerPoint 2010 presentations to Word documents for easy printing of handouts.
Convert PowerPoint 2010 to Word - Text Version
Print out this handy reference as a guide for converting a PowerPoint presentation to a Word document.
Workarounds for a Problem with PowerPoint
When there is no answer from Microsoft, we come up with a solution to the problem in PowerPoint ourselves.
Using the Slide Master in PowerPoint
Make one or many changes only once and apply it to all slides at the same time, but editing the PowerPoint slide master.
Add Headers and Footers to PowerPoint Presentations
Add headers and/or footers to PowerPoint slides, notes pages or handouts.
Should I Update Linked Files When I Open PowerPoint?
Updating linked files gives you the most recent data in your PowerPoint presentation.
Change Default Save Option for PowerPoint 2010 Presentations
Make a change to the default saving settings in PowerPoint 2010 so that all presentations save in versions 97-2003.
PowerPoint 2010 Presentations as PDF Files
Save your PowerPoint 2010 presentations as PDF files for smaller file size, easier emailing and security.
Extract Sound Files From PowerPoint 2010 Shows
Extract the sound or music files that are embedded in a PowerPoint 2010 file.
How to Change the Default File Location When Saving in PowerPoint 2010
Change the default file location where PowerPoint 2010 saves your presentations.
Save PowerPoint Presentations to be Viewed in Earlier Versions
Save PowerPoint presentations so they can be viewed in earlier versions.
Change Default View Setting for PowerPoint 2010
Change the default settings for how to view PowerPoint 2010 slides.
Find and Replace Text on PowerPoint Slides
Find and replace text on PowerPoint slides. Use this feature for either placeholder text or new text boxes.
Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint 2010 Slides
Slide numbers can be displayed on each PowerPoint 2010 slide for quick and easy reference.
Change a PowerPoint Show File to a Working PowerPoint Presentation
Make edits to a PowerPoint show file by changing it to a working copy of the presentation.
How Can I Get Rid of the Comment on the Last PowerPoint Slide?
Create your own plain black slide.
Artistic Picture Effects on PowerPoint Slides
Add an artistic picture effect to spruce up the look of your PowerPoint photo slides.
Change Transition Timings on Individual PowerPoint Slides
Change the PowerPoint timings set on transitions for individual slides after rehearsing the slide show.
Change Timings on PowerPoint 2010 Animations
Change the PowerPoint timings set on individual animations on the slides after rehearsing the slide show.
Change Order of Animations for PowerPoint Slides
Change the animation order on PowerPoint slides.
Compress Photos in PowerPoint 2010
After compressing photos in your PowerPoint presentation, emailing becomes a whole lot easier.
How to Use the Dim Text Feature in PowerPoint 2010
Dim text of PowerPoint bullet points during a slide show.
Extract Picture or Graphic Files From PowerPoint 2010 Shows
Extract the pictures or graphic images that are embedded in a PowerPoint 2010 file.
Use PowerPoint 2010 Triggers to Start Another Event
Set one object on a PowerPoint slide to be a trigger to start another event.
Insert a Copyright Symbol on a PowerPoint Slide
Insert a copyright symbol on a PowerPoint slide.
Change to a Different PowerPoint 2010 File Type
Change the PowerPoint file type to a variety of different formats.
Remove Automatic Hyperlinks on PowerPoint Slides
Remove the automatic hyperlinks on PowerPoint slides.
Can I Install Different Versions of PowerPoint on the Same Computer?
Is it possible to install two versions of PowerPoint (or the Microsoft Office package) on the same computer?
9 Presentation Skills to Help You Reach Your Presentation Goals
Use these practical tips to enhance your presentation skills. Make your presentation goals achievable with these simple "tried and true" presentation tips.
Customize a PowerPoint Placeholder
Customize a PowerPoint placeholder with specific fonts, bullets and more using the slide master.
Create Invisible PowerPoint Hyperlinks to Webpages
Create invisible hyperlinks on a PowerPoint slide to webpages.
MIcrosoft Office Compatibility Pack
Install the Office Compatibility Pack to be able to open PowerPoint 2010 presentations in earlier versions of PowerPoint.
Self-Running PowerPoint Presentations
Use the PowerPoint feature to browse at a kiosk to create a self running PowerPoint presentation.
Create an Index Page for a PowerPoint 2010 Kiosk Slide Show
Create an index page in your PowerPoint 2010 self running slide show to run in a kiosk at a trade show.
Using the PowerPoint 2010 Undo Command
Using the PowerPoint 2010 Undo command lets you make quick corrections to your slides.
Save PowerPoint as a Rich Text Format (RTF) Document
Save PowerPoint presentations as a Rich Text Format (RTF) document to open and be read in a word processing program.
Place Text Over Video on PowerPoint 2010 Slides
Insert a text box to show over top of a video on a PowerPoint 2010 slide.
PowerPoint 2010 Compatibility Checker
Find out if there are any issues with this PowerPoint 2010 presentation opening in an earlier version.
Show or Hide Spelling Errors in PowerPoint 2010
Choose to show or hide the red wavy line that indicates a spelling error on a PowerPoint slide.
PowerPoint 2010 Save Options
There are many different PowerPoint save options. For example, save PowerPoint as a webpage or as a PDF file or backwards save your presentation to be opened in an earlier version.
Edit a Hidden Object on a PowerPoint 2010 Slide
Edit a hidden object on a PowerPoint slide.
Turn PowerPoint AutoFit Text Feature On or Off
How to turn the AutoFit feature on or off for PowerPoint placeholders.
Show Properties of PowerPoint 2010 Presentations
Check out the properties of any PowerPoint 2010 presentation.
PowerPoint 2010 File Size
How can I find out the file size of my PowerPoint presentation?
10 DOs and DON'Ts for Technical Presentations
Designing a technical presentation. Use these ten DOs and DON'Ts to help you create technical presentations.
Align Objects Using the PowerPoint Drawing Guides and Grid
Use the grid or drawing guides to align objects on a PowerPoint slide.
PowerPoint 2010 Portrait Slide Orientation
Change PowerPoint 2010 slides from landscape to portrait orientation.
PowerPoint 2010 Spell Check Feature
Make your spelling corrections on PowerPoint slides using the spell check feature.
Show File Extensions on All Files on Your Computer
Turn on feature to show file extensions on PowerPoint files and all files in your computer.
Use Hidden Slides in PowerPoint Presentations
Use hidden slides to contain extra information in your PowerPoint presentation. These hidden slides are not shown during the slide show.
How Do I Add a Degree Symbol on a PowerPoint Slide?
Add a degree symbol to a PowerPoint slide.
PowerPoint Pen Won't Work During Slide Show
During a slide show, for some reason the PowerPoint pen will not work.
How to Copy PowerPoint 2010 Slides to Another Presentation
Choose a method to copy PowerPoint slides to a different presentation file. You may choose to retain the original design or take on the formatting of the new presentation.
What are Your Pet Peeves About PowerPoint?
It seems like everyone has at least one pet peeve about PowerPoint. What is yours?
Add Words to PowerPoint Dictionary
Words with unusual spellings can be added quickly and easily to the PowerPoint dictionary.
PowerPoint Slide Show View in Quarter Screen
Work on your presentation while viewing it in quarter screen at the same time.
Using Paste Special Command When Copying Content into PowerPoint
Using Paste Special command for copying content from Word to PowerPoint.
Tips for Solving Common PowerPoint Problems
Read more on how to solve some of the most common problems in PowerPoint.
Is it Possible to Use Portrait and Landscape Slides in the Same Presentation?
How to create a PowerPoint slide show using both portrait and landscape orientation slides.
Different Methods to Copy Slides in PowerPoint
Choose one of the many ways to copy slides and reuse them in other presentations.
Access a Shortcut Menu of Options During a PowerPoint Presentation
A PowerPoint shortcut menu offers selections of options available during a slide show.
How Can I Pause the Music During a PowerPoint Show?
Pause the music during a PowerPoint 2010 show.
Change the Indents on PowerPoint Bulleted or Numbered Lists
If the bullets need to be lined up differently you can easily change the indents of the bulleted lists on your slides.
Create Your Family Tree Chart
Document your family's history by making a family tree chart with PowerPoint.
Record Narration or Sounds in PowerPoint 2010
Record a sound effect or narrate all or parts of your presentation.
How Do I Rehearse and Record Timings in PowerPoint?
Rehearse timings for your PowerPoint presentation by progressing through the slides as if you were seeing them for the first time. As you click the mouse to advance the slides, you can record the timings on the slides.
7 Common Grammar Mistakes on Presentation Handouts
Grammar mistakes on your presentation handouts could mean acquiring the new account or not.
Copy Objects to PowerPoint Clipboard to Use on Slides
Use the clipboard to copy objects from PowerPoint or other programs to use in your slide show.
Is There a Way to Deal With 'Ugly Screenshots' in PowerPoint?
Screenshots can go a long way to adding important information to your presentation that might not be available otherwise.
Create PowerPoint Presentations Using Text Editors
A text editor, such as Notepad in Windows, can be used as a quick tool to create a PowerPoint presentation on the fly. You can save time by creating the presentation outline in the text editor and save it in a format to use in PowerPoint.
Red X Instead of Picture on a PowerPoint Slide
A red X is on the slide instead of my picture in PowerPoint.
How Do I Use a Hyperlink to Open Another Presentation Seamlessly?
Can I open another presentation directly from the current presentation?
Switch Programs During a Presentation
Use keyboard shortcuts to toggle between open programs
How Can I Remove Page Numbers on Many PowerPoint 2010 Slides?
Can I delete page numbers from several PowerPoint slides at one time?
How Do I Stop the Automatic Capitalization in PowerPoint 2007/2010?
Stop that dreaded automatic capitalization in PowerPoint.
Remove Slide Numbers from PowerPoint Slides
If the "slide number" feature was used, you can remove the slide numbers in one fell swoop.