PowerPoint 2010 comes with a variety of new features and has adopted several from PowerPoint 2007 and aligned those with the new core architectural changes in Office 2010. Broadcasting your presentation is the best feature PowerPoint 2010 is showcasing in this version. Wide range of file formats that you can embed in your presentation, packaging and security are few other features that would please you.
Presentations to live and virtual audiences
PowerPoint 2010 lets you run a slide show and lets you present a slide show over the Web or a network connection to virtual attendees or live attendees, or both.
Working with text and objects
PowerPoint 2010, helps you transform your images with a new set of Photo effects and improved editing tools.
- Video and audio editing
- Graphics, transitions, and animations
- Help and translation
Maximum sound file size
With PowerPoint 2010 there is no restriction on the file size on embedding files to your presentations. With PowerPoint 2007 , this limit used to be 50 MB and could only be .wav files. Also, PowerPoint 2010 has the capability to embed files of various formats, unlike PowerPoint 2007.
Storing or sharing files
PowerPoint 2010 supports exporting files to all previous file formats that were found in PowerPoint 2007 and OpenDocumentation Presentations. There is a quick-click sharing capability to send a presentation via e-mail as an attachment, as a link to the presentation on a Web server, or as a .pdf or .xps copy in the Office Backstage view. You can also share the presentation via an instant message, in the Presentation Window, via Internet Fax, by publishing to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products or any specific location, or packaging it for a CD.
Security setting introduces in PowerPoint 2007 has been retained in PowerPoint 2010 in addition to new security mechanisms. Permissions are set in PowerPoint 2010 using the Backstage view. Following are the security features in PowerPoint 2010
- Prevent unintended changes to a final version of a document by using the Mark as Final command.
- Provide assurance as to the authenticity, integrity, and origin of the presentation by adding a digital signature.
- Assign permissions that prevent other users from copying, printing, or editing the presentation by selecting the access level specific to their requirements.
- Manage document properties through the Backstage view.
The macro recorder is not available in PowerPoint 2010. Instead, you can use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create or configure macros. A macro created in an earlier version of PowerPoint using the macro reader can be configured using VBA.
A new version of PowerPoint viewer is is available online. This is for users who require viewing a PPT/PPTX presentation offline. The Viewer lets you view presentations created in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, PowerPoint 2002, PowerPoint 2003, PowerPoint 2007, and PowerPoint 2010. The Viewer also supports opening password-protected PowerPoint presentations. Unlike previous viewers, users will have the option to use Reading mode or Full Screen Slide Show mode.
Personalized video experience
PowerPoint 2010 lets you embed and edit video files directly to your slides. Also, trim your video to show relevant sections. Bookmarks embedded in videos allows quick access or trigger animation to begin when those bookmarks are reached. There are several built-in video styles available such as reflections, bevels, 3D rotations etc. Now, capture your audiences’ attention with your presentations crafted in PowerPoint 2010.