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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.
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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