Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can purchase Ofﬁ ce 2013 (or the standalone PowerPoint 2013) either as a traditional
boxed application or as a cloud-based subscription called Ofﬁ ce 365. There are several ben-
eﬁ ts to the cloud version, including lower price, automatic updates, the ability to use Ofﬁ ce
on multiple PCs without paying extra (with some editions), and the ability to access your
Ofﬁ ce applications and ﬁ les from multiple locations. The cloud-based version is marked
primarily to businesses, but versions are also available for university students and home
In earlier PowerPoint versions, you started up in a blank new presentation, which some
beginners found intimidating. PowerPoint 2013 opens with a Start screen (Figure 1.6), pro-
viding easy access to both local and online templates as well as recently used ﬁ les.
PowerPoint 2013 opens with a Start screen that offers links to templates and recent i les.