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06/17/2013 10:47 PM
The Outline view in PowerPoint 2013 essentially brings up the Outline pane on the left side of PowerPoint 2013 interface -- note that this now replaces the Slides pane that shows up in Normal view. Also, any changes you want to make to your outline can be made through right-click options -- and we'll show you how you can do so. - See more at: http://blog.indezine.com/2013/06/learn-powerpoint-2013-for-windows_18.html#sthash.zSzc4Bk7.dpuf
06/16/2013 08:47 PM
You may have observed an omnipresent company logo on many slides in a presentation -- and that raises a question: do you really need to have a company logo on all your slides? First, it takes a fair amount of space. Secondly, the audience knows which company the speaker belongs to since that information is almost always placed on the first slide. Also speakers do introduce themselves and their companies -- so, why do all slides need that extra branding? All these questions are fair, and there are equally honest answers for them. You should certainly add a company logo to your first slide, and then place a more subtle or watermarked logo on the rest of the slides -- or even no logo at all.
06/13/2013 11:54 PM
The Outline view is new for PowerPoint 2013 -- wait, that's not absolutely true since you always had access to your presentation's text outline through the Slides / Outline pane on the left side of the PowerPoint interface. What's changed though is that you no longer need to switch tabs within the pane (as you would do in PowerPoint 2010) -- now you just access the outline within a new view! The Outline view displays all the text contained within the title and text placeholders of your slides, and is one of the ten views in PowerPoint 2013. - See more at: http://blog.indezine.com/2013/06/learn-powerpoint-2013-for-windows_14.html#sthash.HIg24XrK.dpuf
06/12/2013 09:54 PM
Rather than using simple rectangle placeholders for your pictures, you can use various other shapes that appear almost silhouette-like. Yes, this is possible within PowerPoint! In fact, these custom picture placeholders can be created within PowerPoint, using nothing that's not a part of PowerPoint. Of course this process is a little detailed, but not difficult!
06/11/2013 10:31 PM
Editing slide objects works almost the same way, irrespective of what you are actually editing -- you select the object you want to edit and change some attributes -- you then get to see what your changes have caused -- and then you either undo your changes (if you are not too happy with them) or just accept them and start working with another object. What if you could see/preview how an actual change will look on the slide object before you decide to accept or decline that change? PowerPoint 2013's Live Preview allows you to do just that -- this feature was first introduced in PowerPoint 2007, and continues being available in newer versions. Additionally, PowerPoint 2013 now also includes the Live Preview option for Chart Styles as well. - See more at: http://blog.indezine.com/2013/06/learn-powerpoint-2013-for-windows-live.html#sthash.LfRoNJvy.dpuf
06/10/2013 09:13 PM
Keeping the look of your picture slides (actually, all slides) consistent adds value to your presentation. When you use different pictures in successive slides of your presentation, you'll want their position, formatting, and size to be the same in all slides. While you can achieve this by working on each slide individually, you will have to spend an inordinate amount of time making sure that the pictures look consistent -- and even then, you may not be too happy with the results. You can get over this problem by using a new slide layout with a Picture placeholder. In this tutorial we'll explore how to work with a Picture placeholder you add to a new slide layout.
06/09/2013 10:11 PM
Making edits to your slide objects quickly can be an asset for your time -- but awesome slides are created painstakingly, and use a large amount of time. Slide designers often play around with different fill options to make their slides look awesome -- or even make umpteen changes to how their text appears. PowerPoint 2013 does provide most editing options to make these alterations within the Ribbon tabs, and you can also populate your Quick Access Toolbar with frequently used commands. Yet, all of these involve moving your cursor above the Slide Area and back continuously. While this may not really result in Carpal tunnel syndrome for your palms, it helps to know that PowerPoint 2013 also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor -- and it is also available instantly with a right-click!
06/07/2013 12:16 AM
PowerPoint 2013 continues providing several views that enable you to view and edit your slides. Unarguably, Normal view is the default and most often used view. This view displays one slide at a time in the Slide area, and is used mainly for editing and creating slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the Slides pane, the Slide area, and the Notes pane. If you cannot see the Slides pane in Normal view, scroll down to read a tip that will help you restore that pane.
06/06/2013 10:48 PM
A placeholder is a boilerplate container that you can use to fill in with some sort of content. When you launch PowerPoint, you will see those distinctive boxes that invite you to add some content -- haven't you noticed the "Click to add title" suggestions? All these boxes are placeholders -- when selected, these boxes have a grey border around them. You can add your own custom placeholders to the various slide layouts in PowerPoint.
06/05/2013 11:02 PM
Your slides remain the same -- yet exploring the same slides using a different view makes sense, depending upon the tasks you want to do. For example, it's easier to reorder and work with multiple slides in Slide Sorter view -- and make changes to individual slides in Normal view. All put together, PowerPoint 2013 provides you will ten different views. Eight of these views can be accessed from the View tab of the Ribbon. Then click on any of the buttons in the Presentation Views and Master Views group.