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How to Create Organization Charts in PowerPoint 2013

Organization charts are an essential part of many presentations. The hierarchical SmartArt diagrams in PowerPoint 2013 are ideal for creating organization charts. You can create diagrams that show bosses [more…]

Charts in PowerPoint 2013

If you’ve never attempted to add a chart to a PowerPoint slide, the process can be a little confusing. A chart is simply a series of numbers rendered as a graph. You can supply the numbers yourself, or [more…]

How to Paste Excel Data into PowerPoint 2013 Charts

If the data you want to chart in PowerPoint 2013 already exists in an Excel workbook, the easiest way to chart it in PowerPoint is to first create the chart in Excel. Then copy the chart to the clipboard [more…]

How to Set Video Options in PowerPoint 2013

You can set various options for playing video files in PowerPoint 2013 via the Video Tools Playback tab on the Ribbon. As you can see, this tab contains several controls that let you edit the way the sound [more…]

Create a Table in a Content Placeholder in PowerPoint 2013

Basic tables are simple to create in PowerPoint 2013. The easiest way to create a slide that contains a table is to use the Title and Content slide layout. Just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Insert Equations in PowerPoint 2013

You can create some pretty cool-looking and complicated equations by using PowerPoint 2013’s handy-dandy Equation feature. You wouldn’t even consider using ordinary text to try to create these equations [more…]

How to Compare PowerPoint 2013 Presentations

The Compare feature in PowerPoint 2013 lets you compare the differences between two versions of a presentation and accept or reject the differences. This feature is useful if you’ve sent a copy of the [more…]

How to Add Buttons to a PowerPoint 2013 Slide

An action button is a special type of AutoShape that places a button on the PowerPoint 2013 slide. When the user clicks the button during a slide show, PowerPoint takes whatever action you’ve designated [more…]

How to Create a Navigational Toolbar in PowerPoint 2013

Grouping action buttons into a navigation toolbar makes a PowerPoint 2013 slide show easy to navigate. You can add a set of navigation buttons to the bottom of your Slide Master. To create a navigation [more…]

How to Change the SmartArt Style in PowerPoint 2013

After you’ve created a SmartArt diagram in PowerPoint 2013, you can adjust its appearance in many ways. The easiest is to change the SmartArt Style that’s applied to the diagram. A SmartArt Style is simply [more…]

How to Convert a PowerPoint 2013 Presentation to PDF Format

PDF, which stands for Portable Document Format, is a popular format for interchanging files. You can easily convert a PowerPoint 2013 presentation to PDF format by following these steps: [more…]

How to Create a Video from a PowerPoint 2013 Presentation

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily combine the slides from a PowerPoint 2013 presentation with a video of you presenting it? Then anyone can watch the presentation later, when you can’t be there. [more…]

How to Package Your PowerPoint 2013 Presentation on a CD

Often, you may need to share a PowerPoint 2013presentation with someone who doesn’t own a copy of PowerPoint. Fortunately, PowerPoint includes a Package for CD command that creates a CD with the presentation [more…]

Create Word Handouts from PowerPoint 2013 Presentations

You can use the Create Handouts command in PowerPoint 2013 to create a Word document that you can then print and distribute to your audience. Using this feature is simple; just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Add Timings and Narration to a PowerPoint 2013 Presentation

PowerPoint 2013 includes a nifty feature that lets you record the timings for each slide and for each animation element (such as bullet points appearing). At the same time, you can record your own voice [more…]

Quick Tips for Adding Video and Sound to PowerPoint

In PowerPoint 2013, you can enliven your slides by adding movement and sound to them. You can set up different transition effects for moving from one slide to another, and you can animate the individual [more…]

What Are Panes in PowerPoint 2013?

PowerPoint 2013 is the most popular presentation software in the world. Presentation software creates support materials for people who give speeches. You can project PowerPoint slides on a big screen behind [more…]

How to Create a New PowerPoint Presentation

You can create a new presentation in PowerPoint 2013 in several ways. You can create a blank one, or you can base a presentation on a template that contains formatting specs, sample content, or both. [more…]

Quick Tips for Formatting in PowerPoint 2013

Formatting can dramatically increase a presentation’s effectiveness and impact. In PowerPoint, you can use themes to apply preset formatting to the entire presentation at once, or you can format individual [more…]

How to Change the Presentation Theme in PowerPoint 2013

All presentations in PowerPoint 2013 have a theme, but the default theme — simply named Blank — is so plain that it’s almost like it isn’t there at all. Blank uses a white background, black Calibri text [more…]

How to Apply Shapes to Objects in PowerPoint

The easiest way to apply formatting to an object in PowerPoint 2013 is with the Shape Styles command. Depending on the style you choose, a shape style can include a border, a fill color, and special effects [more…]

How to Apply and Remove Borders in PowerPoint

When you first create text boxes in PowerPoint 2013, theydon’t have borders, so they blend in with the slide background. You can add a border to any object, choosing a line style [more…]

Text Autofit in PowerPoint 2013

In PowerPoint, if you type more text than will fit in the text box (an especially common occurrence for a slide title), the text automatically shrinks as much as is needed to allow it to fit. This feature [more…]

How to Create SmartArt in PowerPoint

SmartArt enables you to present text in a graphical way, bridging the gap between decorative images and ordinary text. With SmartArt, a plain bulleted list can become much more appealing to read. You can [more…]

How to Modify a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint

After creating a SmartArt graphic in your PowerPoint presentation, you may want to modify it. Modifications can include changing the graphic type or layout, adding or removing shapes, and changing the [more…]

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