Working with QAT and Ribbons: Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint

Created: Friday, December 8, 2017, posted by at 2:15 pm

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All Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint may have any number of buttons that represent commands but they are not scattered all over the tab area. In fact, they are all neatly arranged together in Groups. Each of these Groups has a name that describes what the commands within that Group do. For example, the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon has a group named Set Up, which contains all commands that help you set up your slideshow, such as changing show settings, hiding slides, rehearsing and recording slideshows, etc.

It is only sensible to imagine that you should use this Group concept while creating your own custom Ribbon tabs. In fact, PowerPoint will not let you add any command anywhere else other than within a custom Group.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2019

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2016

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2013

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2016

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint

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