What's new in PowerPoint 2013?
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 has a brand-new look: It’s cleaner and primed for use on tablets and phones, so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. Presenter View automatically adapts to your projection set-up, and you can even use it on a single monitor. Themes now come with variations, which make it simpler to hone in on the look you want. And when you’re working with others, you can add comments to ask questions and get feedback.
Impress them with your presentation skills
Presenter View. Stay organized with new behind-the-scenes tools, so you can keep your presentation focused and your audience tuned in.
Slide Zoom. Direct your audience’s attention right to your point. Zoom in on a diagram, chart, or graphic with a couple of clicks, and zoom out just as smoothly.
Slide Navigator. Quickly switch slides—in or out of sequence—from a visual grid viewable at a glance. While in Presenter View, your audience sees only the slide you’ve selected.
Auto-extend. When you project your presentation to a second screen, your slides and Presenter View automatically appear on the correct screens. No fumbling with equipment.
Design unique and compelling presentations
Start Screen. Jump-start your creative process by browsing the new wide-screen themes displayed when PowerPoint opens.
Theme Variants. Give your design the look you want. Apply design variations with a click.
Alignment Guides. Add a designer’s touch. Intuitively align shapes, text boxes, videos on your slides.
Merge Shapes. Create your own shapes and customized icons with the Union, Combine, Fragment, Intersect, and Subtract tools.
Work together to make your presentation shine
Simplified Sharing. Share work with confidence. Your presentations are saved online on SkyDrive or SharePoint by default.
*Send everyone a link to the file, along with their viewing and editing permissions, and they'll see the latest version.
ReplyComment. Keep track of the conversation. Place and reply comments right next to the slide area you’re discussing, so everyone can readily see who replied to whom, and when.
PowerPoint Web App* Coauthoring. Work with your team on the same presentation at the same time, whether you're using PowerPoint on your desktop or the PowerPoint Web App.
*Internet connection required; must be signed in with a Microsoft account or a Microsoft Online Services ID.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Windows allows you to create powerful presentations that can be played in an automatic loop for constant demonstrations or controlled frame by frame to accompany a speech or aid small-group discussions.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 is compatible with both Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. This allows for installation on a wide range of modern systems. For portability when displaying your presentations, you can use a tablet, or display the presentation using the included HD video-out port and an external monitor or projector.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 has a Presenter View screen that can only be seen by the individual running the software. In this view, the presenter can zoom into any point on the current image to provide emphasis and then zoom out back to the normal view quickly and easily. The presenter can also switch between slides in the presentation by using a navigation grid to choose the next slide to be shown, even if it is different to the presentation's preprogrammed sequence.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 allows for increased collaboration between presentation creators. A PowerPoint Web app allows people to work simultaneously on the presentation either using the program directly or through a Web browser. Work done on the presentation can then be saved online to SharePoint or SkyDrive, where viewing or editing permissions can be granted for sharing.
Quick Design Options
PowerPoint 2013 comes with a variety of quick design options that make creating presentations easier and save the creator time. Using the design options, a presentation creator can do anything from select an all-encompassing theme to creating unusual shapes for the presentation pages through a set of merging tools.
Computer and processor:
1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
3.0 GB of available disk space
1366 x 768 resolution
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or later, or Windows Server 2012
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.