by Geetesh Bajaj, August 7th 2012
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Installing Office and PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint 2013 is our topic of discussion again this week -- and there's so much information to share with
you that we created a separate section below on all PowerPoint 2013 related topics. At this point of time,
we are helping you install the Customer Preview version of Office 2013 -- this includes PowerPoint 2013
and corresponding versions of other Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.
The installation itself is one big new feature for this version of Office -- in fact, most users need not
download an installation file since the install actually streams off Microsoft's servers in a way that you
would expect a YouTube movie or something from Netflix to play! Some users love this approach and others hate
it -- whichever camp you are in, you'll be happy to know that you can still download an installation file from
Microsoft and run the setup locally. Microsoft did make this information difficult to find, but we found it
for you. Even better, we have all the steps outlined for you with actual screen-shots that show you how the
installation will happen.
If you are new to this entire PowerPoint 2013 talk, first go and read our
the Office 2013 Customer Preview Beta
post. Unless you are a MSDN or Technet subscriber, you then have two
options to install the Office 2013 Customer Preview -- and we discuss both these options in the next paragraph.
Even before you install, explore what housekeeping you need to do, consider if you want to use a Virtual Machine,
or at least see if you have all the prerequisites in place. Our
Before Installing Office 2013 Customer Preview
article will help you make the right decisions.
Next week onwards, we will explore the new features in PowerPoint 2013.
We also created a
PowerPoint 2013 subgroup
within our LinkedIn group -- please do join this group!
PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts
Have your ever used keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint? Or are you a complete keyboard aficionado?
Do you want to learn about some new shortcuts? Or do you want to know if your favorite keyboard shortcuts
are documented? Here are the most comprehensive list of PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts that we know about
-- how many of these do you presently use? If you discover a shortcut key not listed here, please get in
touch with us through our feedback form
And here are links to keyboard shortcut pages for different PowerPoint versions:
. We plan on creating similar pages for Mac versions of PowerPoint and the new
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows -- watch this space!
US Elections 2012 - PowerPoint Badges
The sample presentation that you download includes eight amazing badges on US Elections 2012. To use them in your presentations, first
download the sample presentation
, then copy all or any of the US Elections 2012 badges
and paste them into your presentation slides. Later, you can resize, rotate, or reposition them on your slides as required, just like you do with any other PowerPoint shape or picture.
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Fonts
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Animations
Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts.
Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform
your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts, do you want to get started?
This 56 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you just $1, and is a valuable resource.
The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book
covers the last three Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2010, 2007, and 2003.
And now, the e-book has already been updated for the new PowerPoint 2013 Consumer Preview.