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PowerPoint® 2013 has a brand new look. It’s
cleaner and primed for use on tablets, so
you can swipe and tap your way through
presentations. Presenter View automatically
adjusts your projection setup, and you can
even use it on a single monitor. Themes
come with variations, which makes it easy to
hone in on the look you want. And when
you’re working with others, you can reply to
comments and have meaningful
conversations where they matter most.
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With new wide-screen themes and Theme Variants, getting started on your presentation has never been easier. Add videos, pictures, and shapes and align them perfectly. Maximize your creativity with powerful tools like Merge Shapes and Eyedropper.
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Themes and theme variations
PowerPoint includes a collection of compelling themes (including wide-screen themes) that you can choose from to create your
presentation so you can get started easily and with polish. Themes come with a set of variations, like different color palettes, backgrounds, and font families, so you can change the look and feel of your presentation with a single tap or click.
Instead of opening with a blank presentation, PowerPoint 2013 gives you several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent
presentation, or a blank one..
Enhanced alignment guides make it easy and intuitive to line up shapes, text boxes, and other graphics. PowerPoint 2013 includes smart guides and master-level guides.
Smart guides enable you to see in real-time how your graphics line up and intuitively help you drop objects in the right place. Smart guides automatically appear when objects such as pictures and shapes are close to even.
Smart guides also tell you when objects are evenly spaced.
To use the eyedropper:
1. Select the shape or object you want to match colors for.
2. Tap or click any of the color options, such as Shape Fill, Shape Outline, or Font Color.
Master-level guides set fixed guides for specific slides from the master, which makes it easy to achieve visual consistency across slides.
Merge common shapes
You can create new shapes for diagrams and icons with the
improved Merge Shapes tool. Just select two or more common
shapes on your slide, tap or click the Merge Shapes button on the Format tab, and then tap or click Union, Combine, Fragment, Intersect, or Subtract.
3. Tap or click Eyedropper, and then tap or click the color you want to match and apply to the selected object. To cancel the
eyedropper without picking a color, press ESC.
NOTE To see RGB (Red Green Blue) color coordinates for an object, hover or pause on a color
Match colors with the Eyedropper
Use the new Eyedropper to capture the exact color of an object on the screen, and then apply it to any shape. For example, match the color of a tile to an accompanying picture or match an exact logo color. The eyedropper does the match-up work for you.
Add online pictures
Improved video and audio support
You can use PowerPoint 2013 to search your online albums on Flickr and other online services and add pictures directly to a presentation without saving them first to your computer.
PowerPoint 2013 supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
audio, and more HD content. PowerPoint 2013 also includes more built-in codecs so you...
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