Microsoft has officially announced the preview version of the new Office, which Steve Ballmer mentioned quite a few times during the conference. Both 32-bit and 64-bit download link have been provided for people to free download and have a try.
Codenamed Office 15, it will probably be Office 2013 when the final version is released at the end of this year. Lots of new features has been added to Office 2013, and after installing the Office 2013 and used for a while myself, it is surprising that more amazing new features are available for PowerPoint 2013. To summarize, PowerPoint 2013 can help us make presentations more dynamic with improved audio/visual capabilities and integration with Internet and cloud services. Now let’s have a look at what new features PowerPoint 2013 come with.
1. Metro interface of PowerPoint 2013
You will see the very beautiful Metro style interface of PowerPoint 2013, all the icons, tabs and windows are metro style.
2. New Start Menu in PowerPoint 2013
Run PowerPoint 2013 and you will see a totally new Start Menu, where quick access to recent files and attractive PowerPoint templates.
3. Full Screen, Notes and Comments button in PowerPoint 2013
4. Directly insert online video in PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint 2010 enables you to insert online video using embed code and PowerPoint 2013 goes further. You can now search the video in the program and directly insert to PowerPoint 2013.
5. Directly insert online audio and pictures in PowerPoint 2013
Same as insert online video, input the keyword and search with the embedded Bing engine and insert the online audio and pictures to PowerPoint 2013 directly.
6. Create MP4 video in PowerPoint 2013
Previously PowerPoint 2010 allows you to save your PowerPoint 2010 to WMV video files. While PowerPoint 2013 enables you to create MPEG-4 video out of your PowerPoint 2013 file too. You know MP4 format is the most widely used formats nowadays and by saving PowerPoint as MP4, you can view PowerPoint on iPad, iPhone and more portable devices. Click File tab, and then Export, and finally click Create a Video, and then you can choose MP4 or WMV as output format.
After you convert your PowerPoint 2013 to video files, you can share it online with others like uploading to YouTube.
With these new features, surely PowerPoint 2013 will become a perfect tool for making presentations and express our ideas, especially the features of inserting online video/audio/pictures directly and creating MP4 video. Looking forward to the final release of this amazing PowerPoint 2013.
However, if you need to convert your PowerPoint to stunning video of more formats like AVI, FLV, MOV, MKV, WebM, etc. you can try Moyea PPT to Video Converter. It supports converting PowerPoint 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010 to video and also support PowerPoint Viewer in both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Want to try PowerPoint 2013 yourself？ Download Office 2013 Preview version here:
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