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PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Doug Lowe
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Book Description

Get up and running with this full-color guide to PowerPoint 2013!

PowerPoint, the number one presentation software, has been revised and improved with the introduction of Microsoft Office 2013. With this all-new, full-color book by your side, you will learn how to take full advantage of all of PowerPoint's powerful and dynamic capabilities. Bestselling veteran For Dummies, author Doug Lowe breaks it all down so that you can create a powerful and effective slideshow presentation with the new wide-screen theme and variant that incorporates videos, pictures, and shapes, and allows you to create customized icons using powerful tools.

  • Shows you how to create presentations with pizzazz using the new collection of themes, and then helps you align shapes, text boxes, and graphics
  • Zeroes in on all of PowerPoint's updated features, such as zooming in and out smoothly, switch slides easily (in or out of sequence), and projecting to a second screen
  • Explains how to Place and track comments next to the text you're discussing so everyone can see who replied to whom, and when
  • Highlights ways to work with hyperlinks, create web pages with PowerPoint, video edit, and much more

PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies points you to the power of this updated application so that you can create effective and impressive presentations.

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From the Back Cover

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

About 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 11788 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 22, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BKNP6U0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Page by Page...... March 31, 2013
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Just take it page by page or else its overwhelming. Although when your finished it was well worth the time and effort in plugging along.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book February 13, 2014
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Easy to understand - great lessons. I bought the 2013 book by mistake (I needed 2010) but it was really great so I kept it. I actually used it for 2010 and it was fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It saved my life. January 13, 2014
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I had a presentation to make without any knowledge of PowerPoint and three weeks to get it ready. With its understandable English, I was able to get everything ready and it enabled me to make a polished talk, much to my amazement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Power to the Point!!! June 9, 2014
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Before I read PowerPoint 2013 for dummies, I thought that PowerPoint was an application that was worthless filler for me. PowerPoint 2013 for Dummies showed me that PowerPoint is an excellent start for arranging PDF EBooks, and makes for an alternative RenPy for writing visual novels!!!
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I've essentially been the PowerPoint Queen for years, but this latest edition has helped me with some of the more recent graphic capabilities. But even if you are a beginner, this should be the go-to book for all things PowerPoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerpoint Dummies book January 16, 2015
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I had to learn this for College recently and this book is truly a Godsend. I was taking another course and had to do a comparison chart of several products on why going green is the better way to go and use Powerpoint. I told my teacher that I never had this course and he said to go online and find some youtube videos on it. Instead, I ordered this book. I couldn't have done without it. I love all of the "Dummies" books and have several of them. They are quick, precise, no fillers or fluff. I just wish that they had more pictures, and examples to go by. All in all good book at a good price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars August 9, 2014
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I am in the Army and Power Point is the key to success.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars August 2, 2014
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Teach yourself Visually is a much better guide.
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Doug Lowe is a veteran author of more than 40 For Dummies books with more than a million copies in print. He's covered everything from productivity software to programming.

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