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Using the bookmark feature

From: Office 2013 New Features

Video: Using the bookmark feature

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.

Using the bookmark feature

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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Office 2013 New Features

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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 Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    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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