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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 help and info

  • Is Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 compatible with 2010?

    File formats are the same in these programs. There is no requirement to run Compatibility Checker if using PowerPoint 2007 or 2010, in order to open files created with this version. How do I insert an online picture into a presentation

  • Where is custom animation in PowerPoint 2013?

    First, click ‘Animations’ at the top of the screen and the ‘More’ button in the Animations Gallery. Then, click ‘Custom Path’ and a popup window will appear. Click ‘Custom Path’, in this window and trace the path you want the animation to follow.

  • Where is slide orientation in PowerPoint 2013?

    To change from landscape to portrait, click the ‘View’ tab and then click ‘Normal’. Click ‘Design’ tab and select Slide Size in the Customise group and click ‘Custom Slide Size’. Select ‘Portrait’ in the Slide Size dialog box.

  • How do I turn on snap-to options?

    Click on ‘View’ and then ‘Dialog box launcher’ in the ‘show group’. In order to position objects or shapes to the closest intersection of the grid, check the ‘Snap objects to grid’ box under ‘Snap to’. To view the grid on the screen, check the ‘Display grid on screen’ box, under ‘Grid settings’.

  • How do I add a watermark to a presentation?

    Open the presentation upon which you want to add a watermark. Click ‘View’ and then ‘Slide Master’. Now switch to the 'Insert' tab and click ‘Shapes’. Right click the desired shape and select ‘Format Shape’. Choose 'Picture' or 'Texture Fill' from the right panel and browse for a picture file.

  • How do I add music to a presentation?

    Navigate to the slide where you want the audio to begin playing. Click the ‘Insert’ tab and select ‘Audio’. Click ‘My PC’ for an audio file on the PC or ‘Online Audio’ to search in Office.com’s Clip Art of sound clips.

  • How do I insert a video into a presentation?

    Click the ‘Insert’ tab and then click ‘Video’. Click the ‘Online Video’ tab from the drop-down menu. Click ‘Browse’ which is next to the SkyDrive account in the popup window. Select the desired video.

  • Where is the content placeholder in PowerPoint 2013?

    Content placeholders are contained within all built in slide layouts. Placeholders can be added to non-standard areas of a blank slide layout and custom prompt text can be added to prompt users to enter a certain type of content.

  • How do I compress a picture?

    Select the picture and click ‘Format’. Click on the ‘Compress Pictures’ command and a dialogue box will appear. Place a check mark next to Delete cropped areas of pictures and choose a target output.

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