Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

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PowerPoint 2010 is the latest version of PowerPoint available to students at Winona State University for the PC. It is a part of the Microsoft Office suite and are already installed on the Mac and PC. If you have PowerPoint 2007 and would like to upgrade to PowerPoint 2010 go to Control Panel Installations. The Office 2010 installer will remove Office 2007 for you and then install Office 2010.

The Office Ribbon

The Office Ribbon is the set of tabs at the top of the program.


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The Home tab consists of:

  • Clipboard - The clipboard section is where information such as text and pictures that have been copied from another location is stored. It can be used to copy, cut, and paste.
  • Slides - The slides section is for creating a new slide and choosing the layout. It also allows the user reset the slide to the default settings and to delete the slide.
  • Font - The font section is for choosing the font style, the color, the size, and other visual appearances for font.
  • Paragraph - The paragraph section is for formatting paragraphs of text on the slide, such as choosing to center the text.
  • Drawing - The drawing section is for creating and editing shapes and images on the slide. It also is for situating shapes and images.
  • Editing - The editing section is for finding words in the text, finding and replacing words, and for selecting objects on the slide.


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The Insert tab consists of:

  • Tables - The tables section is for inserting tables into a slide.
  • Illustrations - The illustrations section is for inserting things such as images and tables.
  • Links - The links section is for inserting hyperlinks and managing them.
  • Text - The text section is for inserting new blocks of text, creating word art, headers and footers, and other text based things.
  • Media Clips - The media clips section is for inserting movie and sound clips.


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The Design tab consists of:

  • Page Setup - The page setup section is for setting the dimensions of the slides and whether it is landscape or portrait.
  • Themes - The themes section is for building the theme for powerpoint sides, such as the colors and the font.
  • Background - The background section is for setting a background to compliment the user's slide theme.


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The Animations tab consists of:

  • Preview - The preview section simply allows the user to preview inserted animations or slide transitions.
  • Animations - The animations section is for creating a custom animation and selecting animations.
  • Transition to This Slide - The transition to this slide section is for creating transitions between slide in the user's slide show. It also allows the user to adjust timing and other aspects of the transition.

Slide Show

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The Slide Show tab consists of:

  • Start Slide Show - The Start Slide Show section is for choosing to start the user's slide show either from the beginning of the user's slides or from the user's currently selected slide.
  • Set Up - The Set Up section allows for adjusting how the user's slide show is run, such as causing it to loop. It also offers the option of hiding the current slide so it does not show in the user's slide show, recording narrations and timings.
  • Monitors - The Monitors section allows for the user to select the resolution that the slide show will be displayed at, and for selecting what monitor it will be displayed on. This section also offers presenter view.


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The Review tab consists of:

  • Proofing - The Proofing section entails spell-check and other tools such as a thesaurus for dealing with the text in slides.
  • Comments - The Comments section is for adding comments that will not show on the slide. They are notes that the user can leave for yourself if the user wants to work on a certain slide later.
  • Protect - The Protect section is for setting the presentation so that only one person may read and edit it.
  • Ink - The Ink section is for going into 'ink' mode, where the user may draw over the rest of the slide, or do things such as highlight text.


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The View tab consists of:

  • Presentation View - The Presentation View section is for choosing what view the user would like to look at the slides in while the user is currently working on it.
  • Show/Hide - The Show/Hide section allows the user to view rulers and gridlines.
  • Zoom - The Zoom section is for choosing how close the user may view the slide.
  • Color/Grayscale - The Color/Grayscale section allows for the user to view the slides in grayscale, black and white, or color despite what colors the slides were made to look like.
  • Window - The Window section is for viewing multiple opened PowerPoint files in a specific way.
  • Macros - The Macros section is for inputting any macros.


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The Add-ins tab consists of:

  • Custom Toolbars - The Custom Toolbars section is for adding in toolbars based on other applications on the user's computer, such as Camtasia (PC).

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