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12/07/2016 12:34 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Touch / Mouse Mode

Look closely at the interface within PowerPoint 2013, particularly the Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu, and you'll find the Touch/Mouse Mode command. This essentially is a toggle button that alternates between touch and mouse modes. Touch mode is the default mode when using PowerPoint on a touch device such as the Microsoft Surface or other tablets, and lets you use the program


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Add and Select Text within Shapes

Text can make so much difference to your shapes -- add some text to a rectangle and it becomes an info-graphic! There can be any number of other reasons to insert text within a shape -- and inserting or editing text within a shape using PowerPoint 2013 on a touch device such as Microsoft Surface is as easy as doing the same on the desktop version of PowerPoint 2013. In this tutorial, we'll show


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Text Floatie

On a touch device such as Micosoft's Surface tablets, you may not have access to a regular keyboard and mouse. Everything happens with a tap or a slide or some other gesture. Unlike the desktop versions of Office programs, the touch versions have a floatie -- this is a floating toolbar that contains options that are relevant to the tapped object. There are various floatie iterations -- the one


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Crop Pictures

While creating PowerPoint slides, you will invariably add pictures -- and of course you can also add pictures in Word documents or Excel sheets. If you are using any of these programs on a touch device such as Microsoft Surface, this process works just like how you would insert pictures on a desktop version of PowerPoint 2013. The differences between working within a desktop and a touch


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Picture Floatie

Tap on a selected picture on a Touch device and you will see a floatie spawning right there -- in this case you see the Picture floatie that provides formatting options for the tapped picture. In this tutorial, we'll explore various options within this floatie. Explore various options within the picture floatie in PowerPoint 2013. Categories: powerpoint_2013, powerpoint_touch, tutorials


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Shape Floatie

Whenever you tap on an object in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint versions of Office 2013 while using a touch device such as the Microsoft Surface, you will see a floatie spawning right there! In our Using the Touch Floatie in Office 2013 tutorial, we explored how you can bring up floaties with differing options, depending upon the object you tap -- the resultant floatie contains all the options


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Using the Touch Floatie

Most of you are aware of mini toolbars in PowerPoint 2013 (also in Word and Excel). These show up with several options that let you alter text or shape attributes. However, if you are using Office 2013 on a touch device such as Microsoft Surface, you'll see floaties which are quite similar to the mini toolbars -- they are different too because they have fewer options, and are also equipped with


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Selecting Shapes

Unlike previous versions, PowerPoint 2013 and also Word and Excel versions of Office 2013 are completely touch-aware. Almost all options are accessible on any of the touch-capable devices, including Microsoft's own Surface tablets. In this tutorial we'll explore how you can select one or multiple shapes using various touch gestures. Do remember that although we show you selection procedures


12/07/2016 12:34 AM

PowerPoint on Touch Devices

In this set of tutorials, we will explore how you can use Microsoft Office applications within a touch device such as the Microsoft Surface. Remember that these tutorials explain techniques that are devoid of a physical keyboard (or a keyboard equipped cover). Learn how to work with touch specific options while using Microsoft Office 2013 on a device such as Microsoft Surface. Categories:


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