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Webucator's Free PowerPoint 2013 Tutorial

Lesson: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 New Features

Welcome to our free PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Training course.

PowerPoint 2013 introduces a number of new features, including some changes to the Presenter View and object Smart Guides.

Lesson Goals

  • Learn about changes to Presenter View.
  • Use object Smart Guides.

Presenter View Changes

In past iterations of PowerPoint, Presenter View was often difficult to work with. PowerPoint 2013 makes Presenter View easier to use to present your slideshows.

When you launch Presenter View with multiple monitors set up, it automatically displays your notes on one monitor while your audience sees only your slides. You can also configure Presenter View for use on a single monitor.

To use Presenter View:

  1. Click the Slide Show button in the status bar. Slide Show Button
  2. Scroll to the lower-left area of the presentation and select the icon of three dots in a circle, Three Dots in a Circle Icon
  3. From the menu that appears, select Show Presenter View. Show Presenter View
  4. Your presentation is now displayed in Presenter View. Presentation in Presenter View
  5. Use the controls to use a laser pointer or pen, view all slides at once, zoom in to a slide, and hide/unhide the current slide in the presentation. Controls
  6. The next slide and notes for the current slide appear on the right. Next Slide and Notes for Current Slide
  7. To change which view will face the audience, click Display Settings in the upper left, and then select Swap Presenter View and Slide Show. Swap Presenter View and Slide Show
  8. To exit Presenter View, press Esc.

Object Smart Guides

PowerPoint 2013 makes it easier to line up items in your slideshows.

To use Smart Guides when working with multiple pictures, shapes, charts, and so on:

  1. Select the item you want to align. Selected Image for Alignment
  2. Notice the dashed lines that are displayed, showing alignment. Dashed Alignment Lines
  3. The lines will change as you move the object to show various alignment options. Altered Lines

Using PowerPoint Smart Guides

Duration: 5 to 10 minutes.

In this exercise, you will use the new PowerPoint 2013 Smart Guides.

  1. Using the FILE menu, open the "Spring Flowers" file from the Webucator/PowerPoint2013.1/Exercises folder.
  2. Align the three pictures using PowerPoint Smart Guides so that it looks like the following: Three Aligned Pictures

Solution:

  1. Using the FILE menu, open the "Spring Flowers" file from the Webucator/PowerPoint2013.1/Exercises folder. Open Dialog Box
  2. Use the Smart Guides to align the three images. Smart Guides