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Send PowerPoint 2013 Slides for Review via E-Mail

An easy way to share a PowerPoint 2013 presentation with colleagues is to simply e-mail them a copy of the presentation. PowerPoint includes a built-in feature for doing that. Here are the steps: [more…]

How to Use Comments in PowerPoint 2013

One of the best ways to collaborate on a PowerPoint 2013 presentation is by adding comments to a presentation. A comment is a lot like a sticky note. The beauty of comments is that you can turn them on [more…]

How to Steal Slides from Another PowerPoint 2013 Presentation

Stealing slides from another PowerPoint 2013 presentation isn’t a serious crime. In fact, Microsoft provides a special command on the Insert tab on the Ribbon to let you do it. Here are the steps: [more…]

How to Save PowerPoint 2013 Slides in a Slide Library

If you’re lucky enough to work at a company that uses SharePoint, you have several additional PowerPoint 2013 features at your disposal. One of the most useful is the capability to create and use [more…]

How to Steal PowerPoint 2013 Slides from a Slide Library

Slide libraries, a new feature with PowerPoint 2013 are special types of document folders that store individual slides, not whole documents. To incorporate a slide from a SharePoint slide library into [more…]

Ten PowerPoint 2013 Commandments

And so it came to pass that these ten PowerPoint 2013 commandments were passed down from generation to generation. Obey these commandments and it shall go well with you, with your computer, and yea even [more…]

How to Work with Chart Data in PowerPoint 2013

The data that provides the numbers plotted in a PowerPoint 2013 chart is stored in an Excel workbook. Depending on how you created the chart, this Excel workbook can either be a separate workbook document [more…]

How to Embellish Charts in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 enables you to embellish a chart in many ways: You can add titles, labels, legends, and who knows what else. The easiest way to add these elements is by selecting a chart layout. However [more…]

General Drawing Tips for PowerPoint 2013

Once upon a time, PowerPoint 2013 had but rudimentary drawing tools — the equivalent of a box of crayons — but PowerPoint now has powerful drawing tools that are sufficient for all but the most sophisticated [more…]

How to Draw Simple Objects in PowerPoint 2013

To draw an object on a PowerPoint 2013 slide, first call up the Insert tab on the Ribbon. Then click the Shapes button (located in the Illustrations group) to reveal a gallery of shapes you can choose [more…]

How to Style Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

The center section of the Drawing Tools tab in PowerPoint 2013 is called Shape Styles. It lets you control various stylistic features of your shapes. For example, you can set a fill color, set the outline [more…]

How to Flip and Rotate Objects in PowerPoint 2013

To flip an object means to create a mirror image of it. To rotate an object means to turn it about its center. PowerPoint 2013 lets you flip objects horizontally or vertically, rotate objects in 90-degree [more…]

How to Change Object Layers in PowerPoint 2013

Whenever you have more than one object on a PowerPoint 2013 slide, the potential exists for objects to overlap one another. Like most drawing programs, PowerPoint handles this problem by layering objects [more…]

How to Line Up Objects on PowerPoint 2013 Slides

Nothing looks more amateurish than objects dropped randomly on a PowerPoint 2013 slide with no apparent concern for how they line up with each other. The Drawing Tools tab includes an Align button that [more…]

How to Use Grids and Guides on PowerPoint 2013 Slides

To help you create well-ordered slides, PowerPoint 2013 lets you display a grid of evenly spaced lines over the slide. These grids aren’t actually a part of the slide, so your audience won’t see them when [more…]

How to Create Groups of Objects in PowerPoint 2013

A group is a collection of objects that PowerPoint 2013 treats as though they were one object. Using groups properly is one key to putting simple shapes together to make complex pictures without becoming [more…]

How to Add Style to Your Pictures in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 enables you to draw attention to your pictures by adding stylistic features such as borders, shadows, and reflections. Here is a slide with several copies of a picture, each with a different [more…]

Correct Sharpness, Brightness, Contrast, and Color in PowerPoint 2013 Pictures

PowerPoint 2013’s new Corrections command can help you make adjustments to those pictures that just don’t come out quite right. This command, found on the Picture Tools Format tab, lets you adjust a picture’s [more…]

How to Apply Artistic Effects to PowerPoint 2013 Pictures

The Artistic Effects command in PowerPoint 2013 applies one of several special filters to your picture in an effort to make the picture look like it was created by an artist rather than photographed with [more…]

The Slide Master and Edit Master Tabs in PowerPoint 2013

When you switch to Slide Master View in PowerPoint 2013, an entirely new tab appears on the Ribbon. This new tab is appropriately called Slide Master. [more…]

How to Apply Themes to Your PowerPoint 2013 Masters

You can use the Edit Theme group in the Slide Master tab on the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2013 to change the theme applied to a Slide Master. Note: All the layouts that belong to a given Master use the same [more…]

How to Hide Background Objects in PowerPoint 2013

Slide Masters in PowerPoint 2013 enable you to add background objects that appear on every slide in your presentation. You can, however, hide the background objects for selected slides. You can also change [more…]

How to Work with PowerPoint 2013 Templates

If you had to create every PowerPoint 2013 presentation from scratch, starting with a blank slide, you would probably put PowerPoint back in its box and use it as a bookend. Creating a presentation is [more…]

How to Work with Presentation Sections in PowerPoint 2013

Sections in PowerPoint 2013 let you divide a presentation into two or more groups of slides. Sections are designed to be used with large presentations that contain a large number of slides that can easily [more…]

PowerPoint 2013's SmartArt Feature

PowerPoint 2013 includes a nifty little feature called SmartArt, which lets you add several different types of useful diagrams to your slides. With SmartArt, you can create List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy [more…]


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