Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program developed for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS computer operating systems.

Being widely used by businesspeople, educators and trainers, it is among the most prevalent forms of persuasion technology.

In Microsoft PowerPoint, as in most other presentation software, text, graphics, movies, and other objects are positioned on individual pages or “slides”.

The “slide” analogy is a reference to the slide projector, a device which has become somewhat obsolete due to the use of PowerPoint and other presentation software.

Slides can be printed, or (more usually) displayed on-screen and navigated through at the command of the presenter.

Transitions between slides can be animated in a variety of ways, as can the emergence of elements on a slide itself.

The overall design of a presentation can be controlled with a master slide and the overall structure, extending to the text on each slide, can be edited using a primitive outliner.


  • PowerPoint presentations consist of a number of individual pages or “slides”.
  • The “slide” is analogous to a page of presentation.
  • Slides may contain text, graphics, movies, and other objects, which may be arranged freely on the slide.
  • In PowerPoint, a user the facility of “Template” or “Slide Master” to have consistent style in preparing a complete presentation.
  • For larger audiences, the computer display is often projected using a video projector. Slides can also form the basis of web-casts.

Using PowerPoint

To start making a presentation, you have to open the PowerPoint program.

Start the Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Click Start button on the taskbar.
  • Click All Programs, scroll down if necessary in the All Programs menu.
  • Click Microsoft Office, and click Microsoft Excel 2010.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is displayed on the screen.

Basic of PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft Excel PowerPoint 2010 includes the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar and Backstage view.

The Ribbon

  • “The Ribbon” is the professional term for the Microsoft Word toolbar.
  • The Ribbon contains all of the commands you′ll need in order to perform common tasks.
  • It contains multiple tabs, each with several groups of commands, and you can add your own tabs that contain your favorite commands.
  • Some groups have an arrow in the bottom-right corner that you can click to see even more commands.
    They are : File tab, Home tab, Insert tab, Design tab, Transitions tab, Animation tab, Slide Show tab, Review tab, View tab, Format tab.

The Quick Access toolbar

  • The Quick Access toolbar, located above the Ribbon, lets you access common commands no matter which tab you′re on.
  • By default, it shows the Save, Undo, and Repeat commands.
  • You can add other commands to make it more convenient for you.

Backstage view

The Office Backstage view is where you manage your files and the data about them Creating, Saving, Printing, Sharing files, Inspecting for hidden metadata or personal information and Setting options.

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