Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Saving in a different format
Homegroup: Windows 7 and 8 have a home networking feature called Homegroup;
if you use it to set up your network, you can browse other network computers by
clicking here.
Computer: Browse the complete drive and folder listing for your local PC here.
Network: Browse to local network locations such as the folders on a networked
external hard disk.
You can also navigate via the Address bar. The Address bar shows the path to the currently
displayed location. You can jump directly to any of those levels by clicking the name
there. You can also click the right-pointing arrow to the right of any level to see a menu
of other folders within that location and jump to any of them from the menu, as shown in
Figure 21.9.
Click an arrow on the Address bar to see a menu of locations at the chosen level within
the current path.
Saving in a different format
All PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 fi les save by default in an XML-based fi le format called
PowerPoint Presentation ( *.pptx ). eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a text-based
coding system similar to HTML that describes formatting by using inline bracketed codes and
style sheets. XML-based data fi les are smaller than the data fi les from earlier PowerPoint
versions, and they support all of the latest PowerPoint features. For best results, use this
format whenever you don’t have a reason to use some other format.
There are also several variants of this format for specialty uses. For example, there’s a
macro-enabled version with a .pptm fi filename extension. There are also “show” variants
( .ppsx and .ppsm ) that open in Slide Show view by default and template variants ( .potx
and .potm ) that function as templates.
Not everyone has PowerPoint 2007 or higher; you might sometimes need to share fi les
with people who have some earlier version of PowerPoint. Users of PowerPoint 2003 can
download a compatibility pack that will allow them to accept the new fi les, but you
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