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F E A T U R E S Y O U S H O U L D K N O W A B O U T
PowerPoint is surely the dominant mock-up and presentation
software, and the way things are shaping up, it’s not going
away anytime soon. But, the thing is that Microsoft Office is a
costly product, and professionals need to be sure if the upgrade
to 2013 version is really worth it.
We will take a look at the top 10 best features that may help
you create drop-dead gorgeous presentations as well as
increase your overall work productivity.
A WARM WELCOME
Unlike the PowerPoint 2010, the welcome screen in this
version is actually useful. You can choose the style of
presentation right upfront and also download your
favorite themes and templates using the instant search feature.
It also contains links to recent documents, and your
SkyDrive accounts, which is pretty helpful, owing to the fact
that you can use cloud storage to save your work and access it
from any remote location.
SKYDRIVE & ACCOUNTS SWITCHING
Although not a revolutionary feature, but hey, it’s the little
things that count right? For those of you who hate having to
log into your Microsoft account to download a particular file
from SkyDrive, PowerPoint 2013 gives you the option to switch
accounts and gain access to your SkyDrive immediately.
POWERPOINT WEB APP
By now, you would’ve gotten the idea that Microsoft has
designed the Office 2013 keep the usability of cloud storage in
mind. So it logically follows that there must be some web app
that works in conjunction with its desktop counterpart. This
means that you now have the liberty to log into your SkyDrive
and edit any file you want on the go.
One drawback of web interface is that it is not as flexible as the
desktop version, and therefore gives you only a few options for
managing and editing your files.
IMPROVED MEDIA INTEGRATION
The frustration of downloading videos for you presentation is
over, because with PowerPoint 2013 we have the ability to
import media directly from the web. You can link
media from sites like Facebook and YouTube and not have to
manually download the entire file.
To top it off, it supports a variety of video and audio formats,
so you no longer have to worry about installing different
codecs to play the media. PowerPoint 2013 will do the job for
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PRESENTATION VIEW JUST GOT
One of the finest features of PowerPoint 2013 is the
Presentation View, which has been improved drastically and
has received much praise from the users.
To begin with, the theme is much darker now, you no longer
get that odd looking glow when you are presenting the content.
There are three re sizable panes that you can set to your
leisure. Read More.
DISCUSS PRESENTATION CONTENT
WITH YOUR TEAM
The new comment feature makes it easier for you to discuss
content with your team regarding the presentation. Any
comment once added appears in the Comment Task
Pane. You can choose to show or hide the comments to suit
your work from the Comment Task Pane.
It lets you navigate from your available
comments and slides as well.
IMPROVED SHAPE TOOLS
Contrary to popular belief, the Merge tools aren’t the new thing in
PowerPoint 2013, as they were also available in PowerPoint 2010.
Now you can access the Join, Subtract, Fragment and Intersect
from Drawing Tools, Format tab and Merge tools.
Since it’s the era of the internet, so why not make presentations a
little more presentable to audience, which present at different
locations? PowerPoint 2013 allows your presentation attendees
to download a copy of your presentation, so you can see both your
own and the attendees’ views of the presentation the whole time. You
can also play media during the online presentation, Read More
EYEDROPPER IS FINALLY HERE!
Remember the times when you needed to pick the exact color
and apply it elsewhere in a presentation? We sure do and it
isn’t the best of our memories. Luckily, Microsoft has decided
to add this useful tool. You can find it in Home menu under
the Shape Fill list.
BETTER ANIMATION CONTROL
You can now control which part of your animation to play with
the “Play From” button. Unlike the old Play button, you can
now select a portion of the animation and play it, might be
saving you some important time in your Elevator
Presentation. It works simply by selecting an animation and
clicking the Play From button.
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