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Beginner's Guides to Using Presentation Software

Learn How to Use PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker and OpenOffice Impress

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Presentations are created and given each and every day around the globe, and number in the tens of millions.

If this will be your first presentation, these Beginner's Guides will teach you the basics of how to use presentation software. If this is your fortieth presentation, you probably will still find some useful tips and tricks that you did not know already.

Let the learning begin!

Beginner's Guide to PowerPoint 2010

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Tutorials and articles for this series are comprised of:

  • The 10 Most Common PowerPoint 2010 Terms
  • Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2010
  • Different Ways to View PowerPoint 2010 Slides
  • Background Colors and Graphics in PowerPoint 2010
  • Using PowerPoint 2010 Design Themes
  • Add Clip Art or Pictures to PowerPoint 2010 Slides
  • Modify PowerPoint 2010 Slide Layouts
  • Add, Rearrange or Delete PowerPoint 2010 Slides
  • Slide Transitions in PowerPoint 2010
  • Custom Animations in PowerPoint 2010

Beginner's Guide to PowerPoint 2007

learn PowerPoint 2007
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Tutorials and articles for this series are comprised of:

  • The 10 Most Common PowerPoint 2007 Terms
  • Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2007
  • Different Ways to View PowerPoint 2007 Slides
  • Background Colors and Graphics in PowerPoint 2007
  • Using PowerPoint 2007 Design Themes
  • Add Clip Art or Pictures to PowerPoint 2007 Slides
  • Modify PowerPoint 2007 Slide Layouts
  • Add, Rearrange or Delete PowerPoint 2007 Slides
  • Slide Transitions in PowerPoint 2007
  • Custom Animations in PowerPoint 2007

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Beginner's Guide to PowerPoint 2003

Beginner's guide to PowerPoint
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Tutorials and articles for this series are comprised of:

  • The 10 Most Common PowerPoint Terms
  • Slide Layouts in PowerPoint
  • Different Ways to View PowerPoint Slides
  • Background Colors and Graphics in PowerPoint
  • Using PowerPoint Design Themes
  • Add Clip Art or Pictures to PowerPoint Slides
  • Modify PowerPoint Slide Layouts
  • Add, Rearrange or Delete PowerPoint Slides
  • Slide Transitions in PowerPoint
  • Custom Animations in PowerPoint

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Beginner's Guide to Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker
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Tutorials and articles for this series are comprised of:

  • What is Windows Movie Maker?
  • Common Terms Used in Windows Movie Maker
  • Import Still Pictures into Windows Movie Maker
  • Import Video Clips into Windows Movie Maker
  • Edit Video Clips in Windows Movie Maker
  • Adding Music and Sounds in Windows Movie Maker
  • Add Narration to Your Movie
  • Video Transitions and Video Effects
  • Titles and Credits Complete Your Movie

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Beginner's Guide to OpenOffice Impress

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Tutorials and articles for this series are comprised of:

  • What is OpenOffice Impress?
  • Getting Started with OpenOffice Impress
  • Slide Layouts in OpenOffice Impress
  • Different Ways to View Slides in OpenOffice Impress
  • Background Colors for Slides in OpenOffice Impress
  • Change Font Colors and Styles in OpenOffice Impress
  • Apply Slide Design Templates in OpenOffice Impress
  • Add Pictures to Slides in OpenOffice Impress
  • Modify Slide Layouts in OpenOffice Impress
  • Add, Delete or Move Slides in OpenOffice Impress
  • Slide Transitions in OpenOffice Impress
  • Add Animations to OpenOffice Impress Slides
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