PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies

PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies

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By (author) Doug Lowe

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 230mm x 20mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118502531
  • ISBN 13: 9781118502532
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 271,276

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Get up and running with this full-color guide to PowerPoint 2013!PowerPoint, the number one presentation software, has been revised and improved with the introduction of Microsoft Office 2013. With this all-new, full-color book by your side, you will learn how to take full advantage of all of PowerPoint's powerful and dynamic capabilities. Bestselling veteran For Dummies, author Doug Lowe breaks it all down so that you can create a powerful and effective slideshow presentation with the new wide-screen theme and variant that incorporates videos, pictures, and shapes, and allows you to create customized icons using powerful tools. * Shows you how to create presentations with pizzazz using the new collection of themes, and then helps you align shapes, text boxes, and graphics * Zeroes in on all of PowerPoint's updated features, such as zooming in and out smoothly, switch slides easily (in or out of sequence), and projecting to a second screen * Explains how to Place and track comments next to the text you're discussing so everyone can see who replied to whom, and when * Highlights ways to work with hyperlinks, create web pages with PowerPoint, video edit, and much more PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies points you to the power of this updated application so that you can create effective and impressive presentations.

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Doug Lowe is the bestselling author of more than 40 For Dummies books. He's covered everything from Microsoft Office to creating web pages to technologies such as Java and ASP.NET, and has written several editions of both PowerPoint For Dummies and Networking For Dummies.

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Learn to: Create a slide presentation with charts, clip art, sound, and videoWork with master slides and templatesUse all the newest enhancements and features of PowerPoint 2013IN FULL COLOR!Make your point with a dazzling PowerPoint presentation -- it's easy with this book!Long ago, PowerPoint led us out of the age of flip charts and felt-tip pens. Now the newest version is packed with advanced features that let you include video and animation, use a laser pointer in your presentation, draw on your slides, and present online. You can collaborate with others via SkyDrive, steal slides from a library, and more -- read on!Get started right away -- learn to navigate the interface, create and edit slides, use Notes, and present your slideshowMake it easy -- use text formatting techniques to make your presentation both readable and gorgeousDress it up -- insert pictures and screenshots, draw objects and shapes, include a chart, or add timing and narration to your slidesMore for the money -- use templates and masters to work more efficiently, and reuse slides from a libraryWork together -- share your presentation in SkyDrive(R) and allow others to comment, or create a CD and Word handouts"Open the book and find: How to use PowerPoint on a touchscreenEssential editing adviceSecrets of successful proofingDirections for showing your presentation onlineCool slide design tipsHow to insert online images and hyperlinksHints for keeping your audience awakeThings that might go wrong and how to avoid them

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with PowerPoint 2013 7 Chapter 1: Welcome to PowerPoint 2013 9 Chapter 2: Editing Slides 33 Chapter 3: Working in Outline View 49 Chapter 4: Proofi ng Your Presentations 55 Chapter 5: Don t Forget Your Notes! 65 Chapter 6: Show Time! 71 Part II: Creating Great-Looking Slides 87 Chapter 7: All about Fonts and Text Formatting 89 Chapter 8: Designing Your Slides 105 Chapter 9: Animating Your Slides 119 Chapter 10: Masters of the Universe Meet the Templates of Doom 135 Part III: Embellishing Your Slides 155 Chapter 11: Inserting Pictures 157 Chapter 12: Drawing on Your Slides 175 Chapter 13: Charting for Fun and Profit 193 Chapter 14: Working with SmartArt 211 Chapter 15: Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding Sound and Video) 223 Chapter 16: More Things to Insert on Your Slides 235 Part IV: Working with Others 261 Chapter 17: Collaborating in the Cloud 263 Chapter 18: Using a Slide Library and Other Ways to Reuse Slides 275 Chapter 19: Exporting Your Presentation to Other Formats 281 Part V: The Part of Tens 293 Chapter 20: Ten PowerPoint Commandments 295 Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Creating Readable Slides 299 Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Creating Readable Slides 303 Index 307