Alignment-- how text is lined up on a slide, relative to the edges.  Can be left, right, centered, top or bottom, pg.75


Case-- term that refers to whether the text is capitalized, or not, pg.36


Character spacing-- the amount of space between letters, aka kerning, pg.35


Clipboard-- a helper application that stores text or pictures to be pasted. Activated with use of the cut or copy commands, pg.41


Compress (picture)-- reduces the size of a picture’s storage size, but not its visible size,  pg.148


Crop marks-- marks similar to handles that are used to show and resize the cropped areas of a picture, pg.140


Crop-- trims the edges of the picture, pg.140


File type-- refers to the type of coding used in a file, defining what program(s) will open the file and how the program treats the contents.  pg.49


Gradient Fill-- method for creating a gradual change in the intensity of color, pg.92

Handles-- small icons on the corner and sides of objects, such as pictures, shapes or text boxes,  in an Office document or file to show where the edges of the object are.  Can be used to resize an object, pg.134


Leading (see also line spacing)-- Amount of space between lines of text, such as double-spaced with one blank line between lines of text,  pg.73


Line spacing (see also leading)-- amount of space between lines of text, such as double-spaced with one blank line between lines of text.  pg.73


Live Preview-- allows the user to see possible changes to text, images, shapes, etc. before applying those changes, pg.108


Multi-level list-- organizes your information into topics and sub-topics, pg.71


Outline-- a general overview of a topic, highlighting main points.  In PowerPoint, an Outline is used to organize information either on slides or, using Outline View, for the entire presentation, pg.60


Photo Album-- a special type of PowerPoint presentation that displays photos similar to a book of photos.  Includes options for captions and editing, pg. 194

Placeholder-- a set of icons on a slide that both holds the place of future content and allows quick access to adding content to that textbox,  pg. 130


Section-- a division in a presentation, used to organize content,  pg.215


Shape-- a text box with custom formatting. Shapes are modified with the Drawing Tools, pg.85


Slide library-- shared folder for slides.  Allows ease in reusing common slides, pg.212


Slide Sorter-- shows thumbnail images of the slides and provides a visual outline of the presentation, pg.220


Slides-- individual ‘pages’ used in a PowerPoint presentation, pg. 29


SmartArt-- dynamic, graphics, charts and diagrams, pg.170


Styles--collection of preset formatting to be applied to text or objects.  pg.91


Theme-- when applied, formats text, paragraph, layout and color palette, pg.111


Title slide-- a slide that is formatted differently than the others, used like a book cover to introduce a new topic, pg.30

Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Glossary

             Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Exam 77-422 for PowerPoint 2013