Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Review

Now currently the world’s number one presentation software, Microsoft PowerPoint is becoming a necessary addition to any computer. The upgrade of PowerPoint 2010 is no different. This upgraded version includes many new features that are user-friendly and professional.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 ReviewOne fantastic feature is the ability to insert videos from various sources. With PowerPoint 2010, the user has the option to insert a video directly from a file. Many users wish to add a video to a presentation to captivate the audience and create more depth. Having the option to upload a video directly from a file is a genius feature. In addition to adding a video from a file, a user can insert a video from an online source. This means that any online video with an available HTML code can be embedded into a slide. It is an extremely convenient feature that makes it quick and painless to add an important video to a slide. In addition to adding an embedded video, the user can also edit an embedded video. Oftentimes, a user needs to do this because a full video is not necessary. This feature on PowerPoint makes it easy to share a simple video.

Also included in this version is the ability to turn any presentation into a video. Previously, if a user wanted to show a presentation, it would have needed to be shown on a computer with PowerPoint installed. Being able to turn a presentation into a video opens up the possibilities to show it in different ways, such as on a TV or uploading the video to YouTube.

Perhaps one of the most important features of this version of PowerPoint is the option to customize the Ribbon bar. When this was released in the 2007 version, some users thought the Ribbon needed much improvement. With this update, users can create a customized tab for features that they use more than others. This saves time and space when a presentation is created and is a wonderful tool for busy people who don’t like the clutter. In addition, any customized Ribbon can be imported or exported to any computer, making it more convenient for the user to create presentations on the go.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Review 2Another fantastic feature is the option of grouping slides into sections. This is important with long presentations when the presenter needs to skip between topics. Now, this can be done seamlessly without having to skip through many slides. This is another fantastic feature to make any presentation seem more professional and put together.

Also included in this upgraded version are improved graphic features, such as the ability to crop out the background of a picture and to merge shapes. This makes adding a customized graphic easier than ever.

Although there have been many features added to PowerPoint through the years, this version for 2010 is their most important upgrade yet. With so many features and tools that make it increasingly easier for users on the go, the program is becoming an important addition to any home office.