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PowerPoint 2013

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.

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:

1. PowerPoint 2013 Interface

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.

2. Presentation Gallery

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.

3. Widescreen Defaults

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.

4. Super Themes with Variations

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.

5. Enhanced Presenter View

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.

7. Account Management

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.

8. Resume Reading

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.

9. New Guide Options

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.

10. Eyedropper Option

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.

11. Format Task Panes

You no longer see the large dialog boxes that sometimes completely covered the slide area. Instead you get these docked Format Task Panes.

12. Smarter Guides

Now in PowerPoint 2013, they Smart Guides are a whole lot smarter and even let you see how much further you need to drag so that one object on the slide is as wide as another.

13. Space Objects Equally

You can now space your objects merely by dragging them around in PowerPoint 2013, with the help of Smart Guides.

14. Merge Shapes

The Combine Shapes feature is now called Merge Shapes. There's a new Fragment option now in addition to the Union, Combine, Intersect, and Subtract. Also these commands now work with shapes, text, and pictures.

15. Convert Text to Shapes

You can now convert entire text boxes or individual characters to shapes.

16. Motion Path Position Previews

Explore the new faded position previews for Motion Path animations in PowerPoint.

17. Screen Recording

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 you will only find this option in PowerPoint 2013 if you have installed all recent updates.

  1. Share Documents To View & Edit In The Browser
  2. New Page Curl Transition
  3. New Chart Styles
  4. Improved Motion Paths
  5. Better Shape Tools
  6. Auto-Text Wrapping
  7. Insert Online Video, Image, and Audio
  8. Export Presentation As WMV & MPEG-4 Video

Interface & Basics

Getting Started

  1. Locate Your Version
  2. Set as Default Version

Interface Overview

  1. Interface
  2. Presentation Gallery
  3. Ribbon and Tabs
  4. Status Bar
  5. Notes Pane
  6. Slide Area
  7. Task Pane
  8. Format Task Panes
  9. Mini Toolbar
  10. Slides Pane
  11. Quick Access Toolbar
  12. Live Preview
  13. Changing Interface Color
  14. Office Background

Working with QAT and Ribbons

  1. Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs
  3. Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs
  4. Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs
  5. Adding Commands to Custom Groups
  6. Change Ribbon Labels from CAPs to Title Case
  7. Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations
  8. Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations


  2. Normal View (Editing View)
  3. Slide Sorter View
  4. Outline View
  5. Notes Page View
  6. Reading View
  7. Slide Master View
  8. Handout Master View
  9. Notes Master View
  10. Slide Show View
  11. Presenter View

File Types, File Menu, and Backstage View

  1. File Formats
  2. File Types That Can be Opened
  3. File Menu and Backstage View
  4. Info Tab in Backstage View
  5. New Tab in Backstage View
  6. Open and Close Tabs in Backstage View
  7. Save and Save As Tabs in Backstage View
  8. Print Tab in Backstage View
  9. Share Tab in Backstage View
  10. Account Tab in Backstage View
  11. Options Tab in Backstage View
  12. General Program Options
  13. Advanced Program Options
  14. Add Services
  15. Manage and Remove Connected Services
  16. Add Places
  17. Export Tab in Backstage View
  18. Sign and Switch Accounts on Windows 7
  19. Sign and Switch Accounts on Windows 10 and 8

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Change Slide Layout
  3. Reset Slides
  4. Duplicate Slides
  5. Hide/Unhide Slides
  6. Reuse Slides
  7. Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
  8. Rulers
  9. Gridlines
  10. Snap to Grid Settings
  11. Working with Snap to Grid
  12. Guides
  13. Smart Dynamic Guides
  14. Adding More Guides
  15. Guide Options
  16. Hierarchical Guide Options
  17. Working with Guides
  18. Compare Presentations Manually
  19. Comparing and Merging Presentations
  20. Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations
  21. Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View
  22. Edit Annotations with Ink Tools

Headers and Footers

  1. Add Headers and Footers to Slides
  2. Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages
  3. Working With Slide Numbers

Slide Aspect Ratio

  1. Widescreen Defaults
  2. Set Standard 4:3 Aspect Ratio as Default
  3. Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa)


  1. Getting Started with Sections
  2. Adding and Renaming Sections
  3. Moving Slides Between Sections
  4. Removing Sections
  5. Reordering Sections
  6. Viewing Sections

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Import Outlines
  3. Outline Pane Options

Repair, Install, and Update PowerPoint and Office

  1. Repair Office and PowerPoint
  2. Update Office 2013 to Service Pack 1
  3. Determine if SP1 is Installed

Help and Online Services

  1. Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit in Office and PowerPoint

Customize PowerPoint

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences

  1. Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Keyboard Sequences

Customize Interface

  1. Enable the Missing Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  2. Removing Customizations from PCB Files
  3. Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  4. Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs
  5. Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs
  6. Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs
  7. Adding Commands to Custom Groups
  8. Change Ribbon Labels from CAPs to Title Case
  9. Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations
  10. Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations


Color: Models

  1. Working with RGB Colors
  2. Working with HSL Colors

Themes, Templates, Masters, and Layouts

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Missing Themes
  4. Display Theme Name
  5. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts
  6. Change the Default Template or Theme
  7. Super Themes

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts
  2. Create Custom Theme Fonts
  3. Edit Theme Fonts Set

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides
  2. Change Background Styles in the Slide Master
  3. Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts
  4. Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts
  5. Add and Rename Slide Masters
  6. Duplicate Slide Masters
  7. Changing Location of Slide Numbers
  8. Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts
  9. Add New Slide Layouts
  10. Slide Layouts within Slide Master View
  11. Handout Master View
  12. Notes Master View


  1. Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts
  2. Working with Picture Slide Layouts
  3. Formatting Picture Placeholders
  4. Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders
  5. Add Your Logo or Graphic to the Slide Master

Text and Fonts

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Insert Dummy Text
  4. Selecting Text
  5. Stop Underlining Your Descenders!
  6. Text Alignment


  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Styles
  3. Font Dialog Box
  4. Embed Fonts
  5. Replace Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as Bullets
  5. Import Pictures for Bullets
  6. Create Your Own Picture Bullets
  7. Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
  8. Change the Numbered List Style
  9. Start or Restart Numbering for Lists

Indents and Markers

  1. Indent Markers (Carets) for Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  2. Tweak Bullets With First Line Indent Marker
  3. Tweak Bulleted Lists With Hanging Indent Marker
  4. Tweak Bulleted Paragraphs With Left Indent Marker
  5. Set Text Indentation using Numerical Values

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Spell Check
  2. More Spelling Options
  3. What is AutoCorrect?
  4. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  5. AutoCorrect Options
  6. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  7. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  8. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  9. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  10. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  11. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  12. Setting Spell Check Options
  13. Find and Replace Words
  14. Language Options on the Status Bar
  15. Research Tools
  16. Translation
  17. Translation Options
  18. Thesaurus


  1. Insert Symbol

Text Formatting

  1. Selecting and Changing Text
  2. Move Text Boxes on a Slide
  3. Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  4. Text Box Autofit Options
  5. Resize Text Boxes on a Slide
  6. Resize Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  7. Text Layout Options
  8. Internal Margin Options
  9. Character Spacing
  10. Copying Text Attributes With Format Painter
  11. Format Text Attributes Within the Mini Toolbar
  12. Set as Default Text Box
  13. Columns Within Text Boxes
  14. Change Text Case

WordArt (incl. Text Fills, Lines, and Effects)

  1. WordArt Styles
  2. Text Fills
  3. Picture Fills for Text
  4. Text Characters with Picture Fills
  5. Gradient Fills for Text
  6. Texture Fills for Text
  7. Using Custom Textures as Fill for Text
  8. Pattern Fills for Text
  9. Text Outline
  10. Gradient Outline for Text
  11. Text Effects
  12. Text Transforms
  13. Advanced Text Transforms

Text Advanced

  1. Highlight Text
  2. Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text


  1. Properties of a Presentation
  2. Advanced Presentation Properties


Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes
  3. Resizing Shapes
  4. Rotate Shapes
  5. Flip Shapes
  6. Rotation Fun

Advanced Shape Techniques

  1. Change One Shape to Another
  2. Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Squares
  3. Format Painter
  4. Change a Diagonal Line to a Horizontal / Vertical Line
  5. Finding Length of a Diagonal Line
  6. Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
  7. Working with Pie Shapes
  8. Drawing Arcs

Selecting Shapes

  1. Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane
  2. Select and Deselect Shapes

Duplicating Shapes, and Drawing Multiple Shapes

  1. Duplicate Shapes by Dragging
  2. Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D
  3. Drawing Multiple Shapes Quickly

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

  1. Align Shapes
  2. Align Shapes to Center of Slide
  3. Distribute Shapes

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Group, Ungroup, and Regroup Shapes
  2. Nudge and Move Shapes
  3. Reorder Shapes

Circles and Squares

  1. Drawing a Perfect Circle
  2. Drawing a Perfect Square
  3. Creating Semi-Circles
  4. Creating Half Circle

Text in Shapes

  1. Text within Shapes
  2. Align Text within Shapes / Text Boxes
  3. Rotate Text 180° within Shapes

Merge Shapes

  1. Merge Shapes
  2. Union Command
  3. Combine Command
  4. Fragment Command
  5. Intersect Command
  6. Subtract Command
  7. Merge Shapes with Pictures
  8. Create Jigsaw Shapes with Merge Shapes Commands


  1. Callout Shapes
  2. Attributing and Positioning Callouts
  3. Formatting Callouts
  4. Creating Diagonal Callouts

Action Buttons

  1. Action Buttons
  2. Default Behaviors for Action Buttons
  3. Hyperlinks for Action Buttons
  4. Adding Iconography to Action Buttons

Drawing Lines

  1. Drawing Lines
  2. Drawing Curved Lines
  3. Drawing Freeform Lines
  4. Drawing Scribble Lines

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) for Shapes
  3. Types of Points (Vertexes)
  4. Edit Points - Open and Close Paths
  5. Edit Points: Curved and Straight Line Segments


  1. Smart Connectors
  2. Types of Connectors
  3. Drawing Connectors
  4. Change Connector Type
  5. Formatting Connectors
  6. Change Connector Color
  7. Detach, Re-attach, and Delete Connectors
  8. Reroute Connectors
  9. Creating Anchor Points for Connectors

Exotic Shapes

  1. Drawing Target Diagrams
  2. Drawing Parabolas
  3. Drawing Hyperbolas
  4. Creating Curved Shapes
  5. Drawing Trees
  6. Drawing Shopping Bags
  7. Cookie Cutter Shapes
  8. Drawing a CD or DVD

Pictures and Visuals

Pictures - Basics and Adjustments

  1. Insert Picture
  2. Insert and/or Link Pictures
  3. Insert Online Pictures
  4. Insert Picture from the Office ClipArt Collection
  5. Insert Pictures from Bing
  6. Insert Picture from Flickr
  7. Insert Pictures from OneDrive
  8. Insert Picture from Facebook
  9. Inserting Screenshots
  10. Recolor Picture Backgrounds
  11. Adjust Picture Options
  12. Picture Corrections
  13. Changing Color of Pictures
  14. Artistic Effects for Pictures
  15. Change Picture
  16. Reset Pictures

Advanced Picture Concepts

  1. Picture Layouts

Pictures - Compression

  1. Compress Pictures
  2. Set Document Resolution

Pictures - Cropping

  1. Crop Pictures
  2. Crop Pictures (Crop to Shape)
  3. Reposition Picture Fills with Crop

Pictures - Appearance

  1. Remove Background from Pictures
  2. Picture Borders
  3. Picture Effects
  4. Picture Styles

Pictures - Position and Order

  1. Resize, Rotate, and Flip Pictures
  2. Align and Distribute Pictures
  3. Group Pictures
  4. Reorder Pictures

Photo Album

  1. Create Photo Album
  2. Editing Your Photo Album
  3. Reorder, Remove, and Edit Photos
  4. Photo Album Picture Layouts
  5. Using Captions
  6. Black and White Options
  7. Frame Shapes
  8. Apply Theme to Photo Album

Fills, Lines, and Effects

Fills for Shapes

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Solid Fills
  3. Picture Fills
  4. Advanced Picture Fill Options
  5. Gradient Fills
  6. More Gradient Fills
  7. Gradient Stops
  8. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  9. Tiling Options
  10. Pattern Fills
  11. Slide Background Fill
  12. No Fill
  13. Transparency for Shape Fills

Outlines (Lines) for Shapes

  1. Outlines for Shapes
  2. Weight (Thickness) in Outlines
  3. Dash Styles in Outlines
  4. Arrows (Arrowheads) in Outlines
  5. Gradient Outlines
  6. No Outline
  7. Transparency Shape Outlines

Shape Effects

  1. Shape Effects
  2. Apply Preset Effects
  3. Apply Shadow Effects
  4. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  5. Apply Reflection Effects
  6. Advanced Reflection Options
  7. Glow Effects
  8. More Glow Colors
  9. Advanced Glow Options
  10. Soft Edges
  11. Advanced Soft Edges Options
  12. Bevel Effects
  13. 3-D Rotation Effects
  14. 3-D Rotation Options
  15. 3-D Depth
  16. 3-D Format Options

Shape Styles

  1. Shape Styles

Default Attributes

  1. Change the Default Shape Attributes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Slide Background Styles
  2. Format Slide Background
  3. Solid Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  4. Gradient Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  5. Picture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  6. Texture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  7. Pattern Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  8. Artistic Effects for Picture Backgrounds
  9. Picture Corrections and Color Options
  10. Workaround for Picture Backgrounds


  1. Touch / Mouse Mode

Other Programs

  1. Insert Excel Spreadsheet
  2. Link to Word Bookmarks
  3. Link to Excel Cells and Ranges


  1. Inserting Tables
  2. Populate Tables with Content
  3. Table Styles
  4. Draw Tables
  5. Import Tables
  6. Select Table Cells, Rows, and Columns
  7. Add and Remove Table Rows/Columns
  8. Merge and Split Table Cells
  9. Shading and Effects for Tables
  10. Table Style Options
  11. Text Alignment within Table Cells
  12. Erase Table Borders
  13. Toggle Visibility of Table Borders
  14. Set Color for Table Borders
  15. Set Line Style for Table Borders
  16. Set Line Weight for Table Borders
  17. Ungroup a Table
  18. Animate Ungrouped Tables
  19. Fake Animate Tables

Charts and Graphs

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Styles
  3. Chart Elements
  4. Chart Legend
  5. Changing Chart Types
  6. Changing Fill and Border for Chart Elements
  7. Quick Layouts for Charts

Chart Area

  1. Chart Area
  2. Fill and Line Options for the Chart Area
  3. Effect Options for the Chart Area
  4. Size & Properties Options for Chart Area
  5. Text Fill & Outline Options for Chart Area
  6. Text Effects for Chart Area

Plot Area

  1. Plot Area
  2. Apply Fills
  3. Apply Solid Fills
  4. Apply Gradient Fills
  5. Apply Picture Fills
  6. Apply Texture Fills
  7. Apply Pattern Fills

Chart Gridlines

  1. Chart Gridlines
  2. More Gridline Options

Chart Data

  1. Chart Data Table
  2. Chart Data Table Options
  3. Edit Chart Data
  4. Adding and Deleting Chart Series and Categories
  5. Hiding Chart Series and Categories
  6. Change Order of Chart Data Series
  7. Switch Series and Categories
  8. Creating Charts Using Excel Data

Chart Data Labels

  1. Chart Data Labels
  2. Format Data Label Options
  3. Chart Data Callouts
  4. Change Callout Shapes
  5. Label Options

Chart Title

  1. Chart Title

Chart Axes

  1. Axis Titles
  2. Set Minimum and Maximum Values on Value Axis
  3. Tick Marks
  4. Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis
  5. Changing Axis Labels
  6. Reposition and Hide Axis Labels
  7. Add Secondary Value Axis to Charts
  8. Crossed Axes

3D Charts

  1. Z Axis: Pros and Cons
  2. Make 3D Columns Transparent for Charts
  3. Rotate 3D Charts
  4. Format Walls and Floor of 3D Charts

Advanced Chart Techniques

  1. Adjust the Chart Gap Width
  2. Using the Invert if Negative Option
  3. Changing Color for Negative Data Series
  4. Vary Colors by Point Option
  5. Adjust the Chart Series Overlap
  6. Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts
  7. Column Charts with Background Fill
  8. Longer Axis Labels: Why Bar Charts Are Better Than Column Charts?
  9. Column or Bar Chart?

Chart Templates

  1. Saving Chart Templates
  2. Where are the Chart Templates Saved


Video (Movie Clips) -- Basics

  1. Insert Video (Movie) Clips
  2. Manually Embed YouTube Video
  3. Support for YouTube Videos
  4. Export a Presentation to a Video Clip
  5. Insert Video Clips from the Clip Art Pane
  6. Poster Frames for Videos
  7. Video Correction Adjustments
  8. Video Recolor Options
  9. Video Styles
  10. Video Borders
  11. Video Effects
  12. Video Shape
  13. Crop Video
  14. Resize, Rotate, and Flip Videos
  15. Reset Options for Videos
  16. Screen Recording

Bookmarks in Video Clips

  1. Add Bookmarks to Video Clips
  2. Remove Bookmarks from Video Clips

Online Video Clips

  1. Insert Online Video Clips
  2. Insert Video from OneDrive
  3. Insert Video from YouTube
  4. Insert Video Using Embed Code
  5. Insert Video from Facebook

Video (Movie Clips) -- Advanced

  1. Trim Video Clips
  2. Video Compression Options
  3. Fade Effect for Video Clips
  4. Advanced Video Options
  5. Playing Video Across Slides

Flash Movie Clips

  1. Insert Flash Movies - Developer Tab

Audio (Sound Clips)

  1. PowerPoint Friendly Audio Formats
  2. Insert Audio (Sound)
  3. Insert Online Audio (Sound)
  4. Sound Across Slides
  5. Sound Across Specific Slides
  6. Audio Styles

Bookmarks in Audio Clips

  1. Add Bookmarks for Audio Clips
  2. Remove Bookmarks from Audio Clips

Audio (Sound Clips) -- Advanced

  1. Fade Effect for Audio Clips
  2. Trim Audio Clips
  3. Advanced Audio Options
  4. Format Tab for Audio Clips

Media -- Advanced

  1. Animating Slide Objects While Media is Playing

SmartArt Graphics (Diagrams)

  1. Inserting SmartArt
  2. Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt
  3. Text Pane for SmartArt Graphics
  4. Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphic
  5. Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt
  6. Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types)
  7. Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic
  8. Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt
  9. Apply SmartArt Styles
  10. Change Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic
  11. Resize Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic
  12. Move Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic
  13. Convert SmartArt Graphic to Text
  14. Convert SmartArt Graphic into Shapes
  15. Format SmartArt Graphics Text Attributes
  16. Get More SmartArt Graphics
  17. Change Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic
  18. Convert SmartArt Graphic into Shapes

Organization Charts

  1. Insert an Organization Chart
  2. Adding New Shapes to Existing Organization Charts
  3. Change Layout of Organization Chart
  4. Insert an Organization Chart
  5. Adding New Shapes to Existing Organization Charts

Share and Prepare


  1. Add, Edit, or Delete Comments
  2. Commenting and Collaborating Between PowerPoint Online (Web App) and PowerPoint 2013
  3. Opening PowerPoint Presentation from within PowerPoint Online on OneDrive

Share Options

  1. Share Option in Backstage View
  2. Present Online
  3. Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder

Mark as Final and Password Protection

  1. Mark as Final
  2. Remove Mark as Final Option
  3. Encrypt with Password
  4. Remove and Change Passwords
  5. Get Started with a Digital Signature

Digital Signatures

  1. Get Started with a Digital Signature
  2. Creating Digital Certificates Outside PowerPoint
  3. Acquire or Create a Digital Signature
  4. Remove Digital Signatures

Prepare for Sharing

  1. Inspect Document
  2. Check Accessibility
  3. Check Compatibility
  4. Create Word Handouts

Manage Versions

  1. Recovering New Unsaved Presentations Manually
  2. Recovering Unsaved Presentations
  3. AutoRecover and AutoSave Options

Exporting Slides

  1. Export a Presentation to a Video Clip
  2. Caveats in Exporting Videos
  3. Exporting PNGs and other Graphic File Formats (JPG, TIFF, WMF, EMF)
  4. Save as PDF

Slide Show

  1. Rehearse Slides Timings
  2. Record Slide Show

Custom Slide Show

  1. Creating Custom Slide Shows
  2. Playing Custom Shows
  3. Tips for Custom Shows

Animation and Transitions

Basics of Animation

  1. Adding an Animation
  2. Types of Animation
  3. Entrance Animations
  4. Emphasis Animations
  5. Exit Animations

Motion Path Animations

  1. Motion Path Animations
  2. Getting Started
  3. Drawing Custom Paths
  4. Reversing Motion Paths
  5. Open and Closed Motion Paths
  6. Lock and Unlock Motion Paths
  7. Edit Points
  8. Motion Path Position Previews

Animate Slide Objects

  1. Animate Ungrouped Tables
  2. Fake Animate Tables
  3. Animate Charts
  4. Animate Text
  5. Animating SmartArt

Advanced Animation Concepts

  1. Animation Events
  2. Animation Speed
  3. Removing an Animation
  4. Re-Order Animations
  5. Change Animation
  6. Show/Hide the Advanced Animation Timeline
  7. Control Animation Timings within Advanced Timeline
  8. Animation Delay
  9. Build and Sequence Animations
  10. Animation Painter
  11. Animation Sounds

Triggers and Animation Actions

  1. Trigger Animations
  2. Media Actions for Audio
  3. Media Actions for Video
  4. Add Trigger for Audio and Video Media Actions

Animation Effects and Examples

  1. Star Wars Style Credits Animation

Slide Transitions

  1. Slide Transitions
  2. Slide Transition Duration
  3. Slide Transition Timings
  4. Slide Transition Sounds
  5. Slide Transition Effect Options
  6. Dynamic Content Transitions

Interactivity and Linking


  1. Action Buttons (Links to Shapes Tutorials)
  2. Linking Between Slides
  3. Linking to Another Presentation
  4. Linking to Web Pages
  5. Hyperlinking Text
  6. Transparent Hyperlinks
  7. Automatic Text Hyperlinks
  8. Editing Hyperlinks
  9. Create a New File with a Hyperlink
  10. Create a Hyperlink to a New Email Message
  11. Screen Tips for Hyperlinks
  12. Linking to Any File in PowerPoint


  1. Enable The Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  2. View Add-ins
  3. Manage and Load Add-ins
  4. Trust Center
  5. Trust Center Settings


Text and Fonts

  1. Missing Mini Toolbar


  1. PowerPoint 2013 for Developers: Conversation with Steve Rindsberg
  2. PowerPoint 2013 for Developers: Conversation with Jamie Garroch
  3. PowerPoint 2013: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider

Cool Stuff

  1. Puzzle Pictures
  2. Distance Cartograms - Part 1
  3. Distance Cartograms - Part 2
  4. Slides with Countdown Timers
  5. Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes

Download and Install

These links go to our various blog posts on this topic – all pertaining to the Customer Preview of Office 2013:

  1. Getting the Office 2013 Customer Preview Beta
  2. Before Installing Office 2013 Customer Preview
  3. Step-by-Step Install of the Office 2013 Customer Preview
  4. Office 2013 Preview: Get the MSI Download
  5. Step-by-Step Install of the Office 2013 MSI Download

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