Presentations Glossary

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 11:32 AM IST

The Quick Access Toolbar, or QAT is the only toolbar available for customization in PowerPoint — here you can place your most used commands so that they are accessible to you with just a single click. There are two ways to can add your favorite commands to the QAT.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Customize Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016

Customize Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2013

Customize Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2010

Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint

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Monday, May 22, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:52 PM IST

Before we begin, let us make it clear that this tutorial is primarily for those people who have more than one version of PowerPoint installed on their Mac. Additionally, they are not happy about the version that launches when they open a PowerPoint file. Or they may find that PowerPoint files open in another program even if they have PowerPoint installed.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Apple Mac:

Set PowerPoint 2011 for Mac as the Default Version

Default PowerPoint Version

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 17:25 PM IST

We already looked at the Trust Center in a previous tutorial. But who knew that there so many settings available within the Trust Center? In this tutorial, we will explore these settings within PowerPoint.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Trust Center Settings in PowerPoint 2013

Trust Center Settings in PowerPoint 2010

Trust Center Settings in PowerPoint

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Monday, May 15, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:12 PM IST

PowerPoint lets you keep your computer secure by using Trust Center options. In the Trust Center, you can change settings that influence how macros run, see privacy statements, and also learn about the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Trust Center in PowerPoint 2013

Trust Center in PowerPoint 2010

Trust Center in PowerPoint

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Monday, May 15, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:08 PM IST

Have you ever received a presentation that doesn’t allow you to make any changes? That could be a password protected presentation. Or, it could have been Marked as Final. Fortunately, Mark as Final is more of an administrative tool than a security tool. Its purpose is to make others aware that the author of the presentation doesn’t want others editing this work.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Remove Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2016

Remove Mark as Final in PowerPoint 2013

Remove Mark as Final in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint 2007: Remove Mark as Final

Remove Mark as Final in PowerPoint

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Monday, May 15, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 11:57 AM IST

Do you need to share your presentations with others? If yes, it’s a good idea to make sure that your presentations are set to be read-only before you share them. What you need then is the Mark as Final option in PowerPoint, which makes your file read-only. Note that this option is not as restrictive as password protecting a PowerPoint presentation. The Mark as Final option tries to prevent users from typing, editing commands, and proofing. All editing options are disabled or turned off. However, do remember that Mark as Final is not a security feature and it can be easily reversed by the recipient of your file.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2016

Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2013

Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2010

Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2007

Mark as Final in PowerPoint

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Monday, May 15, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 11:51 AM IST

In newer versions of PowerPoint, all information that you need about your currently active presentation is available in a single easily accessible location. This location is the Info pane of Backstage View. Using the options available within this pane, you can access information about permissions set for the active presentation, prepare your content for sharing, and also possibly recover older versions of unsaved files. In addition, the Info pane also provides access to many more properties that we will discuss on this page.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Backstage View – Info Pane in PowerPoint 2016

Backstage View – Info Pane in PowerPoint 2013

Backstage View – Info Pane in PowerPoint 2010

Info Pane in PowerPoint

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 11:55 AM IST

Have you ever wondered why the sites that are shown within the Research Task Pane in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, etc. differ from computer to computer? Some computers may show extra thesauri or more options. Why does that happen? And can you control which sites show up within your Research Task Pane? Yes, you can control to a certain extent via Research options.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Research Options in PowerPoint 2010

Research Options in PowerPoint

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 15:31 PM IST

PowerPoint add-ins are awesome, small mini-programs that patch inside PowerPoint to extend abilities. While most add-ins automatically show up inside PowerPoint, some of them need to be loaded manually. And there may be times when you want to disable an add-in rather than completely uninstalling it. It’s possible to view, load and manage add-ins manually within PowerPoint.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2016

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2013

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2010

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:33 PM IST

Add-ins are mini-programs that add new capabilities to PowerPoint. Some of these add-ins blend so seamlessly within PowerPoint; they almost appear to be PowerPoint-native options! At other times, you may have installed a new add-in but see no indication of any new, expected abilities within the program interface. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides a listing of all installed add-ins.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

View Add-ins in PowerPoint 2016

View Add-ins in PowerPoint 2013

View Add-ins in PowerPoint 2010

View Add-ins in PowerPoint

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