The MS PowerPoint® 2013 Study Brief provides the end-user with a condensed quick reference to the 2013 upgrade of this popular presentation software application. It is intended as an essential starter kit for new and developing users or as a highly convenient refresher for experienced users. This edition of Study Briefs describes updates to the main user interface, program elements and icons. Differences between Office 365 and Office 2013 and a list of discontinued features in the 2013 version are discussed. Much of what is new in the 2013 release comes in response to ever-expanding multimedia requirements in creating cutting-edge PowerPoint presentations, such as the need to embed online pictures, video clips, and website links. Innovations related to cloud integration, touch device support and motion path animation are also highlighted. Key product functions and features, available styles and views, and useful keyboard shortcuts are referenced. Steps for working with presentation text styles, objects, design elements, animations, photos, videos, and more are referenced. Helpful guidelines for editing, formatting, printing, reviewing, displaying, saving and distributing slideshows are included.