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I'm a big fan of this next new feature that appears both in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word 2013, and to some extent you'll see it in Excel as well. It's a bookmarking feature that remembers where you were in a long document or presentation that will give you the option to go back to that spot when you resume work on that document or presentation. Let's show you what I'm talking about here in Microsoft Word. We'll use this file from your exercise files called No Obstacles Home Recipes and let's just go over to the right.
On the scroll bar, we'll scroll all the way down to say, Page 6. And here on Page 6, we see a recipe for Butternut Squash Soup. We'll just click anywhere on the page for example, we don't even have to make a change to the content or even save it; all we have to do is be on the page. And if something else happens like it's the end of the day and we want to close this up or maybe we need to go to another project and we go to the File tab and we close this up. And we go to that other project or we come back a couple days later.
Go back to the File tab here in Word and when we go to Recent Documents to open up the same document, look what happens over here on the right. A little message pops up, Welcome Back! Pick up where you left off. It will after a few second disappear but the Bookmark icon remains over here, so you can hover over it to see the message and the option is to go right back to that spot where you left off. And now, in my case it says a few seconds ago. But if you left the document for a week, it would say a week ago, a month ago, etcetera.
Let's just click the message and it will take us right back to the page where we were working when we closed up Microsoft Word. The same thing happens in PowerPoint. It'll take you right to the slide you were working on last when you closed up PowerPoint. In Microsoft Excel you won't see that bookmarking message in the icon. Instead, if you were on a certain cell in a spreadsheet when you closed up Excel, you'll be taken directly back to that cell in the spreadsheet by default. No option to start at the beginning or where you left off. It just takes you there automatically. So, if you want to experiment with this, you could go to PowerPoint, for example, and open up a presentation.
Close it up while you're looking at one of the slides in the presentation and reopen it, you'll see the same bookmarking feature, a nice little timesaver here in Office 2013.
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