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PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-50253-2
352 pages
March 2013
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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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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

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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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