Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
. . . And other new features
FIGURE 20.7
Presenter view is now easier to use.
. . . And other new features
Besides the features I’ve just outlined, there are plenty more nice surprises awaiting
upgraders:
Theme variants: For many years now, PowerPoint users have complained that the
templates PowerPoint provides are not customizable enough. For example, what if a certain
template has a perfect background graphic but the colors are all wrong? PowerPoint
2013 solves this by providing color variants for many of the built-in themes.
Touch controls: All of the Offi ce 2013 apps, including PowerPoint, are more easily
controlled with touch screens than their predecessors. You can use PowerPoint 2013
in the traditional way, with a mouse, or by pointing, tapping, swiping, and
dragging on a touch screen.
Eyedropper tool: Some graphics programs enable you to use an Eyedropper tool
to pick up a color from one object and copy that color to another object. Now you
can do that in Offi ce applications too. For example, you could pick up a color from
a photograph on a slide and apply it to the text on the slide so that everything
matches. This is great for matching colors for themes. You’fill fi nd the Eyedropper
tool on the Shape Fill and Shape Outline buttons’ menus on the Drawing Tools
Format tab when working with shapes.
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MP4 support: PowerPoint 2010 was revolutionary in that it allowed users to create
their own video versions of their presentations. However, only one video format
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