- WEEK 2: Editing Presentations & Working with Tables, Charts, and Transitions
- Additional TipsPowerPoint 2013 lets you base a presentation on an existing report or other outlined document. For example, you can base a new presentation on the headings in an outline that you created in Word 2013. You can also build a presentation by importing slides from existing presentations. You can import individual slides or all of the slides at once. Unless you select the Keep source formatting check box in the bottom of the Reuse Slides pane, the theme in the slides will be replaced by the theme in the active presentation. The “Slides from Outline…” and “Reuse Slides…” commands are accessible via the New Slide menu in the Slides group of the Home tab.Difficult Concept:
Add slides from an outline and import existing slides.The Eyedropper is a new feature of PowerPoint 2013 that enables you to precisely match colors and is available under most color-related options. When the Eyedropper is active, you can hover over a color and a live preview of the color appears. When you click left mouse button, PowerPoint applies the color to the selected item. You can even use the Eyedropper to sample items outside the PowerPoint window.Difficult Concept:
Use the Eyedropper to match colors.When you link data from an Excel spreadsheet into your presentation, changes to the linked data are updated in the presentation. You can link all or a portion of a spreadsheet. Before getting started, it is important to note that spreadsheet you want to link must be the active tab in the workbook. The Insert Object dialog box is accessible via the Text group on the Insert tab of the Ribbon.Difficult Concept:
Insert a linked Excel spreadsheet.
Transitions are animated leads into slides that add flair to slide shows and help capture the viewer’s interest. Because users can set the timing and sound for each individual transition, the number of possible transition varieties is practically endless. Options related to transition timing and sounds are accessible via the Timing group on the Transitions tab of the Ribbon.Difficult Concept:
Specify timing and sounds for transitions.References/Works Sited:
Gaskin, S., Ferrett, R., Vargas, A., & McLellan, C. (2013). GO! With microsoft office 2013 getting started. Prentice Hall.