PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Learn to:

  • Create a slide presentation with charts, clip art, sound, and video
  • Work with master slides and templates
  • Use all the newest enhancements and features of PowerPoint 2013


Make your point with a dazzling PowerPoint presentation — it's easy with this book!

Long ago, PowerPoint led us...

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PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Create a slide presentation with charts, clip art, sound, and video
  • Work with master slides and templates
  • Use all the newest enhancements and features of PowerPoint 2013


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 slideshow
  • Make it easy — use text formatting techniques to make your presentation both readable and gorgeous
  • Dress it up — insert pictures and screenshots, draw objects and shapes, include a chart, or add timing and narration to your slides
  • More for the money — use templates and masters to work more efficiently, and reuse slides from a library
  • Work together — share your presentation in SkyDrive® and allow others to comment, or create a CD and Word handouts

Open the book and find:

  • How to use PowerPoint on a touchscreen
  • Essential editing advice
  • Secrets of successful proofing
  • Directions for showing your presentation online
  • Cool slide design tips
  • How to insert online images and hyperlinks
  • Hints for keeping your audience awake
  • Things that might go wrong and how to avoid them
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118502600
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 296,620
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

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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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

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