PowerPoint 2013 Skill – Use PowerPoint 2013 as a Web Browser

As an office tool, PowerPoint can be used to help users state opinions in a brief way; as an entertainment device, PowerPoint can be used for music or movie entertainment. Therefore, the popularity of PowerPoint is not out of expectations at all. Moreover, with years of evolution, more and more functions have been added to the Microsoft product. Nowadays, users can not only insert YouTube video into PowerPoint for viewing but also user PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser. Wait! Use PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser? Yes, that’s right; PowerPoint 2013 can be employed as a web browser.

Office 2013

For people who want to get rid of the annoying plugins of traditional web browser, they will love the PowerPoint web browser.  Therefore, this post about PowerPoint 2013 skill will focus on the steps to use PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser. Even though users make PowerPoint 2013 a web browser with just a few clicks, it doesn’t mean that the PowerPoint 2013 skill works all the time. For example, this PowerPoint 2013 skill won’t make sense unless users have installed the right version of IE.  

Step 1: Generally speaking, to use PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser, one needs to refer to those tools in DEVELOPER tab. Therefore, the first task in this PowerPoint 2013 skill is to make Developer tab available. Open PowerPoint 2013, click the downside arrow in the menu bar and choose “More Commands…” option in the drop-down menu.  

PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser: Customize toolbar

Step 2: Choose “Customize Ribbon” tab in PowerPoint Options panel and check “Developer” box in the drop-down menu of “Main Tabs”. Then click “OK” button.

PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser: Developer tab

Step 3: After that, DEVELOPER tab will rest next to VIEW tab, click Text Box tool in the tab and set the typing area in the top of the slide with corresponding box.

PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser: Use text box

Step 4:  Click the typing area and then type the code “WebBrowser1.Navigate (TextBox1.Text)” above “End Sub”. In this way, users are allowed to type the URL address in the typing area.

PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser: Type text box

Step 5: Click “DEVELOPER” tab, choose “More Controls” icon to enter into corresponding panel. Then choose “Microsoft Web Browser” option in the drop-down menu and click “OK” button. After that, define the area where one desires to use as web browser.

PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser: Choose web browser plugin

Step 6: When all those steps have done, users can now use PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser. Click “F5″ button to preview the PowerPoint 2013, type “www.YouTube.com” and then the YouTube page will be shown in the PowerPoint 2013. One thing to notice is that the use of mouse wheel may lead to the exit of preview mode.

PowerPoint 2013 as a web browser: View YouTube in PowerPoint 2013

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