Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
SkyDrive is Microsoft’s online ﬁ le storage service. Each user gets a certain amount of free
space there (usually 2GB), and you can purchase additional space.
In Ofﬁ ce 2013 apps, the logged-in user’s SkyDrive is the default save location, making
it as easy to save ﬁ les to your SkyDrive as it is to save to any local folder on your hard
disk. Files saved to SkyDrive are private and secure, and you can access them from any
Internet-connected computing device, no matter where you are. For more information about
SkyDrive, see Appendix B.
Online Pictures and Videos
PowerPoint 2013, like other Ofﬁ ce 2013 applications, includes integration with online pic-
ture and video sharing services such as YouTube and Flickr, enabling you to easily access
your own and other people’s online content for use in your presentations.
Microsoft’s clip art collection is now accessed entirely online from Ofﬁ ce.com. You can also
easily import pictures from your own SkyDrive and from a Bing image search. To help you
avoid copyright problems, by default the Bing image search returns only results that are
free to use under Creative Commons (a public user license).
For videos, you can embed video code from any website that provides it. (PowerPoint 2010
also allowed this.) But what’s new now is that you can search for videos with Bing video
search and select and embed clips directly from YouTube. See Figure 1.10.
You can insert or embed video content from online sources.