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Positioning objects with various guides


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Office 2013 New Features

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Much like the Alignment Guides we took a look at in the Word chapter, here in PowerPoint 2013, there are alignment guides that will pop up to help you align your objects in relation to one another, as well as in relation to the slide itself. We're going to take a look at those now as we continue to work with our No Obstacles PowerPoint presentation. We're actually going to Slide 3 over here on the left and click. If you jumped to this lesson you can get all caught up by going to the No Obstacles PowerPoint3 presentation in your exercise files. Here in this slide we actually have three objects.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    6. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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Office 2013 New Features
2h 31m Appropriate for all Jan 29, 2013

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Discover what's new in the latest version of Microsoft Office, from Word 2013 to OneNote 2013. In this course, David Rivers reviews the suite-wide enhancements to Office, like cloud integration, Touch Mode for interacting with touch-enabled devices, and Ribbon customization, as well as individual app improvements added to the new Office. Take a look at PDF editing in Word, flash fill and quick analysis in Excel, the new Presenter view in PowerPoint, new templates in Access, social media integration with Outlook, and much more.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the new user interface
  • Using the bookmark feature
  • Inserting online video in Word documents
  • Editing PDFs in Word
  • Filtering records using the timeline in Excel
  • Exploring new slide transitions in PowerPoint
  • Creating web apps for SharePoint or Office 365 with Access
  • Inserting online pictures with Publisher
  • Embedding files in a OneNote notebook
  • Connecting to social networks with Outlook
Subjects:
Business Presentations Email Spreadsheets Web Conferencing Word Processing
Software:
Access Excel Office OneNote Outlook PowerPoint Publisher Word Office 365
Author:
David Rivers

Positioning objects with various guides

Much like the Alignment Guides we took a look at in the Word chapter, here in PowerPoint 2013, there are alignment guides that will pop up to help you align your objects in relation to one another, as well as in relation to the slide itself. We're going to take a look at those now as we continue to work with our No Obstacles PowerPoint presentation. We're actually going to Slide 3 over here on the left and click. If you jumped to this lesson you can get all caught up by going to the No Obstacles PowerPoint3 presentation in your exercise files. Here in this slide we actually have three objects.

If we click inside the title you can see this is a text box. There's another text box down below, and we have our object which is a graphic object at the very bottom, our sport logo. So if we want to align these on our slide, and get them lined up properly in relation to one another, all you have to do is start clicking and dragging them around. The alignment guides will appear and they'll actually have a little bit of magnetism to them. In other words, as you're dragging them, they will kind of stick to those guides temporarily as you come across something. Let's see what I'm talking about by going to the border here.

When you see the four sided arrow, click and start dragging and when you move to the center for example, of the slide, you're going to see an alignment guide right down the middle. As you move a little further to the right, you can see it's lined up now on the left with the other object down below. As we move further on and down, you can see it's actually lined up on the left, and at the bottom you'll see an alignment guide making sure that we don't go past that and into the next object. So now we're lined up not with the bullet itself, but with the content that appears after the bullet, lots of options here.

So let's it lined up in the center of our slide, when you see the alignment guide at the center and we want to move down until we see the alignment guide going across the bottom, ensuring that we're lined up properly in relation to the object below, release. And now we're going to do the same with our next object, another text box. We'll go to the border, we want to make sure that it also is centered and you can see as soon as you click, it's perfectly placed in the middle and in relation to the object above and below, it's spaced properly.

So we can release and now start to work on our graphic logo down below. So we'll click on that and let's just drag it around a little bit until we see it's centered and we want to see that horizontal guide also across the top, indicating that we're not going to be going into the next object, into its space where we shouldn't be. So perfectly centered right there, and lined up with the object above, release, deselect by clicking anywhere on the slide and that's how easy it is to get things lined up on a slide using alignment guides.

It's a great feature that will save you some time when you're trying to work with multiple objects on a slide.

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