This page contains a listing of all the content we have created for PowerPoint 2013 – you will find detailed pages on each new feature introduced in this version – and also tutorials on all other features.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
PowerPoint 2013 New Features
Here's a listing of new features in PowerPoint 2013 (scroll down to see an online presentation) -- if there's a link available, click it to get a more detailed explanation of the feature:
A walkthough of the PowerPoint 2013 interface reveals some new features as well as some features that remain unchanged since the last version. Don't like the new orange interface? Easy -- you can change it back to grey! You also get tattooed interfaces -- learn more in Office Backgrounds.
Similar to the Presentation Gallery found in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, the latest Windows version of PowerPoint lets you choose a look and customize it even before you create your first slide.
All new presentations default to widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios now, but you can change the aspect ratio to 4:3 and also set 4:3 standard aspect ratio as the default for new presentations.
Most Themes included within PowerPoint 2013 are now essentially " Super Themes " -- these are Themes that have nested Themes built inside them -- you can peek into these nested Themes if you are comfortable with looking at the code .
PowerPoint 2013's Presenter View is one of its most revamped features -- PowerPoint automatically detects if you have two displays and turns on Presenter view.
6. Add Services
You can link your Microsoft accounts to various services (third party sites) to get pictures, videos, or documents within PowerPoint. Services available now include Flickr (access pictures), YouTube (online video clips), Facebook (social integration), etc. You can also explore and remove services thereafter.
Many options within PowerPoint show up or change depending upon which Account you are signed into -- these include your Recent Files list, your connected services, and even the interface color for your program. Accounts work a little different depending upon whether you are using Windows 8 or Windows 7.
Resume Reading, a new feature in PowerPoint 2013, makes PowerPoint to remember the slide number you worked on last and enables you to resume your work from that particular slide. You will be prompted with a callout that appears on the right edge of your presentation.
There are new Guide Options – you can now change the color of Guides, and also Guides are now hierarchial -- you can add Guides in Slide Masters, Slide Layouts, and Slides -- they all work independent of each other.
PowerPoint 2013's new Eyedropper option enables you to pick an exact color from anywhere and apply the color as a fill our outline to your shapes and text. You also get advanced options for the Eyedropper tool that let you pick an exact color from somewhere outside PowerPoint.
You no longer see the large dialog boxes that sometimes completely covered the slide area. Instead you get these docked Format Task Panes.
- Share Documents To View & Edit In The Browser
- Equidistant Smart Guides
- New Merge Shapes Option
- New Page Curl Transition
- New Chart Styles
- Improved Motion Paths
- Better Shape Tools
- Auto-Text Wrapping
- Insert Online Video, Image, and Audio
- Export Presentation As WMV & MPEG-4 Video
Interface & Basics
- Where is PowerPoint? -- Locate
- File Menu and Backstage View
- Ribbon and Tabs
- Enable The Developer Tab
- Quick Access Toolbar
- Customize Quick Access Toolbar
- Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs
- Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs
- Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs
- Adding Commands to Custom Groups
- Change Ribbon Labels from CAPs to Title Case
- Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations
- Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations
- Slides Pane
- Slide Area
- Notes Pane
- Snap to Grid Settings
- Working with Snap to Grid
- Adding More Guides
- Slide Master View
- Working with Guides
- Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
- Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Word 2013
- Import Outlines
- Task Pane
- Views in PowerPoint
- Normal View
- Mini Toolbar
- Live Preview
- Outline View
- Outline Pane Options
- PowerPoint 2013 for Developers: Conversation with Steve Rindsberg
- PowerPoint 2013 for Developers: Conversation with Jamie Garroch
- PowerPoint 2013: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider
Download and Install
These links go to our various blog posts on this topic – all pertaining to the Customer Preview of Office 2013:
- Getting the Office 2013 Customer Preview Beta
- Before Installing Office 2013 Customer Preview
- Step-by-Step Install of the Office 2013 Customer Preview
- Office 2013 Preview: Get the MSI Download
- Step-by-Step Install of the Office 2013 MSI Download
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