Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Similar to the Screenshot option that lets you capture still screenshots, you can use the new Screen Recording option in PowerPoint 2013
to quickly record a video clip of your onscreen activity, from within the program. Do note though that this Screen Recording option is
among the new features introduced in PowerPoint 2016, and also added as part of the February 2015 updates to PowerPoint 2013. You will
only find this option in PowerPoint 2013 if you have installed all recent updates.
When your presentation is something you deliver, it rarely matters if you have any content invisible to your audiences, such as your
slide notes, comments, and document properties. Typically, none of these are visible to your audience, and you are free to add any
information in these areas that will enable you to be better prepared to deliver your slides. However, if you need to share the same
PowerPoint presentation with colleagues, or even publish it online, the scenario will be different. Most users don't even think twice
about all this information simply due to lack of awareness. They should because most of this content may include hidden data or
information that you or your company may not want to share.
An understanding has grown over the years to make all kinds of computer-generated content available to people with disabilities.
PowerPoint is no stranger to this accessibility concept and has many options up its sleeve that help your slides be more relevant to
those with accessibility impairments. Similar to how PowerPoint's spell checker alerts you to potential spelling errors, the built-in
Accessibility Checker highlights potential accessibility issues in your presentation so that you can fix these potential problems and
make your content accessible to everyone.
You might have experienced this scenario: you have created a presentation within PowerPoint 2013, but you are not sure whether your
client, boss, friend, or colleague, who has an earlier version of PowerPoint will be able to view and edit this presentation using the
same options that you have used? And, if you save this presentation as a file compatible with an earlier version of PowerPoint, there are
chances that you could lose some attributes of the presentation that are not available in previous versions. Or worse, your editable
content could just change to flat, non-editable pictures!