- Office Web Apps: Understanding the Basics
- Using the Excel Office Web App
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations in the Cloud
- Differences between the Desktop and the Office Web Apps
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations in the Cloud
Microsoft has also created a PowerPoint Web App. One of the benefits is that you no longer need to have the full PowerPoint product or the PowerPoint viewer installed to view your presentations. If your PowerPoint presentation is loaded to your SkyDrive account, you can view it online using nothing but your Web browser.
As with the Excel Web App, the PowerPoint Web App has a scaled back feature set. The biggest feature that’s currently missing is the transitions. The following items are the tabs included inside the PowerPoint Web App.
- File Menu: This menu doesn’t provide many features but does allow you to open the current presentation in the desktop version of PowerPoint. You can also close your presentation by clicking the Close menu item.
- Home Tab: This tab provides all of the features for modifying your presentation. The common Office tasks are accomplished using the self explanatory Clipboard, Font, and Paragraph tab groups. This tab does include the Slides tab group, which is specific to PowerPoint and provides the ability to create a new slide, delete slides, duplicate slides, and hide slides. This tab also allows you to open the current presentation in the desktop version of PowerPoint.
- Insert Tab: Under this tab you can insert either graphics or hyperlinks to other resources on the Internet. Depending on what content you have selected on the slide, the buttons on these tab groups may be enabled.
- View Tab: The most heavily used option on this tab will be the Slide Show button under the Presentation Views tab group. You can also view or hide your notes for your slides.
Not all of the features available within PowerPoint are included in the default tabs. For instance if you create a new slide that includes a graphic, the Picture Tools/Format menu becomes available shown in Figure 6. This tab includes both Adjust and Picture Styles for editing the image on the slide.