What’s New in PowerPoint 2013 – New Features Included

Created: Saturday, April 27, 2013, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 5:25 am

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Discover the new features added and available in PowerPoint 2013.

Microsoft has been constantly implementing new changes in every release of their Microsoft Office suite, which has always included PowerPoint as one of the programs. The new PowerPoint 2013 has been updated with several updated features that include accessibility tweaks. Hopefully, this latest version enhances the user experience for the millions of folks who create PowerPoint slides. So, let’s go through a quick overview of the 4 best, new features added to PowerPoint 2013.

Presentation Gallery

what's new in powerpoint 2013

The first thing you’ll notice in PowerPoint 2013, is the number of new templates and effects added. We now have a Presentation Gallery which contains a bunch of themes, templates, and variants. This new version also provides an online search function by which the user can now search for a template that suits his or her presentation environment. Unlike in previous versions, you have options to manually change the color and style of elements in a template or theme — right from within the Presentation Gallery.

As we all know, the level of presentation that matters in PowerPoint (besides the quality of the speaker) is the quality of the design presented, and this new version of PowerPoint 2013 offers significant enough improvement in the design of slides, the ability to customize, and also the overall appearance.

Insert Online Videos, Images And Audios:


The new version of PowerPoint 2013 now allows you to import online videos into your current presentation. Users can now insert online videos from all video portals such as Youtube, Bing, Skydrive and embed any video from sites that provide embed codes for video.


Not just videos, but PowerPoint 2013 also provides the facility to browse images that are provided by Bing image search and import them directly into the current working presentation without having to use any external browser to surf for an image.

Export As WMV & MPEG-4 Video:

Export as video

This is a good news for the video makers who want to publish their presentations as video. As we all know that MPEG-4 is the most common video format which is supported in all the video playing devices, software and portals. Exporting the presentation into this format gives the user to carry the presentation and play it anywhere with a video player and that too without any need of Office or PowerPoint installed.

Share Documents Online and Edit in the Browser:

Share Presentations Online - Skydrive

Like all applications in the suite, PowerPoint 2013 has a strong emphasis on Skydrive and online collaboration. So, the user can edit or share the PowerPoint presentation among multiple users from anywhere in the world through a browser, which makes the new PowerPoint 2013 a better cloud application.

Note: We will be discussing about other new features of PowerPoint 2013 in a detailed way, in our upcoming tutorials.

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