PowerPoint 2013 reviewed

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PowerPoint 2013 has just reached its beta version. So has it been worth the wait?

Jo Fahey from Eyeful Presentations puts PowerPoint 2013 through its paces.

Look and Feel

When you first open PowerPoint 2013 you are instantly struck by the sleek new look and feel. This is not only visually appealing but makes the whole program feel very solid and reliable. Also the default slide size is now 16×9 rather than the traditional 4×3 – an improvement which we’ve been looking forward to for a while now.

It may look a little different, but the ribbon is still there and the layout of this has barely changed. What has changed, though, is when you right click and select format shape, the window for this now appears to the right and as a solid part of PowerPoint, rather than floating ethereally. It takes a little getting used to, but essentially it’s the same.

Not a lot’s changed on the template front, with PowerPoint 2013 sticking to the same format as its 2010 and 2007 predecessors. We’re great believers in hanging on to what works, so there’s no disappointment on that front.

It’s the Insert Tab on the ribbon that’s changed most. Colours are the same as before but the gradient fill pre-sets have really improved to give a more modern look and feel. Leer más “PowerPoint 2013 reviewed”