Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations
with your audience than ever before. Exciting new audio and visual capabilities help you
tell a crisp, cinematic story that’s as easy to create as it is powerful to watch.
In addition, PowerPoint 2010 enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post
your presentation online and access it from virtually anywhere using the Web or your smartphone.
Create extraordinary presentations
PowerPoint 2010 delivers new and improved tools to add power to your presentations.
* Embed and edit video from within PowerPoint. Now you can add fades, formatting effects,
bookmark scenes, and trim videos to give your presentations a professional multimedia experience.
And since the embedded videos become part of your PowerPoint presentation, you don’t have to
manage additional files when sharing with others.
Embedded videos can now become part of your PowerPoint presentation
* Use new and improved picture editing tools—including versatile artistic effects and advanced correction,
color, and cropping tools—to fine-tune every picture in your presentation to look its absolute best.
* Add dynamic 3-D slide transitions and more realistic animation effects to grab your audience’s attention.
Manage presentations with tools that save time and simplify your work
It’s much easier to create and manage presentations when you can work the way you want.
* Compress video and audio in your presentation to reduce file size for easy sharing and improved playback performance.
The option to compress media is just one of many new features available from the new Microsoft Office Backstage™ view.
Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralized, organized
space for all of your presentation management tasks.
The option to compress media is one of many new features available from the new Backstage view
* Easily customize the improved Ribbon to make the commands you need most accessible.
Create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs. With PowerPoint 2010, you’re in control.
Work together more successfully
If you are one of the many people who work with others on presentations and projects,
PowerPoint 2010 is the perfect tool for you.
* Broadcast your slide show to people in other locations, whether or not they have
PowerPoint installed.2 Create a video of your presentation—including your transitions,
animations, narration, and timings—to share with virtually anyone, any time after your
You can broadcast your slide show to people remotely, whether or not they have PowerPoint installed
* Use new co-authoring capabilities to edit the same presentation, at the same time, with people in
different locations. You can even communicate as you work, directly from PowerPoint.3,4
* If you work in a company running Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, this functionality can be
used within the firewall. With Microsoft Lync and Office Communicator now integrated throughout several
Office 2010 applications, you can view presence information to see the availability of other authors and
initiate instant message or voice calls directly within PowerPoint.
* If you’re in a small company or using PowerPoint for home or school work, you can take advantage of
co-authoring features through Windows Live. All you need is a free Windows Live account to simultaneously
edit presentations with others. An instant messenger account (such as the free Windows Live Messenger) is
required to view presence of authors and start an instant messaging conversation.
With co-authoring, you can edit the same presentation similtaneously with others in different locations
Access and share your content from more places.
Your ideas, deadlines, projects, and work emergencies don’t always occur conveniently when you are at
your desk. Fortunately, you now have the power to get things done when and where you need to, from
the Web or even from your smartphone.1
* Microsoft PowerPoint Web App is an online companion to Microsoft PowerPoint which enables
you to extend your PowerPoint experience to the browser. View a high fidelity version of your presentations,
make light edits, or view your presentation slide show. Use the familiar PowerPoint interface and some of the
same formatting and editing tools, from almost any computer with a Web browser.3
* Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile enables you to view and edit presentations on your phone. PowerPoint slides
display full screen with rich graphics and animation effects. Give an impromptu presentation or go beyond
viewing and make edits to the slide text or speaker notes.
View a PowerPoint presentation broadcast in a few simple taps. Receive an email invitation,
tap a link, and view the presentation on your phone.
Whether you’re creating the pitch of your career, working with a team on an important presentation, or getting
work done on the run, PowerPoint 2010 gives you the power to work more easily and with more flexibility to accomplish
1 Web and smartphone access require an appropriate device and some functionality requires an Internet connection.
Web functionality uses Office Web Apps, which require a supported Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser and
either SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a Windows Live ID. Some mobile functionality requires Office Mobile 2010 which
is not included in Office 2010 applications, suites, or Office Web Apps. There are some differences between the
features of the Office Web Apps, Office Mobile and the Office 2010 applications.
2 Requires Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a Windows Live ID. To broadcast via SharePoint 2010, Office Web Apps must be installed.
3 Requires Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a Windows Live ID.
4 Instant messaging and presence requires one of the following: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 with Microsoft Lync 2010; Microsoft Office
Communications Server 2007 R2 with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2; Windows Live Messenger, or another instant messaging
application that supports IMessenger. Voice calls require Microsoft Lync Server 2010 with Microsoft Lync 2010; Office
Communications Server 2007 R2 with Office Communicator 2007 R2 or later or an instant messaging application that supports