Sharing PowerPoint 2013 files online explained

In the latest post on the official PowerPoint blog, Microsoft went over some details of the theme families feature in PowerPoint 2013. Today, the company went over another new feature in its popular multimedia presentation software; that of presenting PowerPoint files online.

The blog post states that PowerPoint 2013 will use Microsoft's new Office Presentation Service for offering up PowerPoint-based files online. It will be free for all Office 2013 users and will let them send a hyperlink to others where they can view the presentation. Microsoft says, "When your attendees click the hyperlink, a browser window will open and the presentation will be displayed. They do not need to have PowerPoint or any other product installed on their computer."

People who use the Office Presentation Service will be able to use the new Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013 when showing off their work to others. It will even allow files to display embedded video clips such as the example above. Users will also be able to download the PowerPoint file to their own PC and follow along at their own pace when the final shipping version of Office 2013 is released, which should be sometime in early 2013.

Source: PowerPoint blog | Images via Microsoft

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