More Information on PowerPoint Presentations
As said in the first section, PowerPoint 2010 makes it easy to work. You can just click on the Transitions tab and select from a range of transitions visible as icons. You can also set the timing, method of transition and other settings without having to navigate to another tab. Similarly, the Animation tab offers a range of animation effects that you can add to the slide components. For adding animations to different actions such as entry, emphasize, and exit, just click the Add Animation button next to the list of animation icons. You will get many animations to choose from. The Preview button on top-left allows you to check out the animation effects. As with transitions, you can add timings and method of animation (“on click" or “auto") without having to navigate to a separate menu tab.
To get started with the concept of creating presentations, please read our article “Get Creative with PowerPoint: Go Minimal". This article talks about the basics of presentations and offers some tips for your first presentation. The article Fluffy Clouds helps you understand how to avoid messy presentations that use plenty of bullets in almost each slide. It helps you with using alternatives such as shapes etc. Very often, you need to reinforce the key points in your PowerPoint presentation. Everyone has his/her own method of reinforcing the key elements. Some people list the points at the beginning and the end of the presentation. Our article, Using images for Reinforcement, helps you reinforce the key elements without making the presentation go dull.
There are several elements in a presentation, which if used carefully and creatively, can create a long lasting impact on the audience. If you need tips on creating such a presentation, you may want to read our article on Using all the Elements of a Talk. All these articles help you create the perfect presentation using PowerPoint.
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As some of the above titles involve the 2007 version, I would like to reiterate that you can use PowerPoint 2010 for achieving anything that is possible in PowerPoint 2007. In fact, you can create even better PowerPoint presentations in version 2010 as it offers many more transition and animation effects!