Home Screen

In this topic, we will review the Home Screen in PowerPoint 2010.


  1. The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab that is currently displayed. You can move the Quick Access Toolbar from one of the two possible locations, and you can add buttons that represent commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.



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  2. The Title Bar displays the document name (presentation name) along with the application name Microsoft PowerPoint.

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  3. The File tab is where you can create a new file, open or save an existing file, and print your presentation.

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  4. The Home tab is where you can insert new slides, group objects together, and format text on your slide.

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  5. The Insert tab is where you can insert tables, shapes, charts, headers, or footers into your presentation.

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  6. The Design tab is where you can customize the background, theme design and colors, or the page setup of your presentation.

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  7. The Transitions tab is where you can apply, change, or remove transitions to your current slide.

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  8. The Animations tab is where you can apply, change, or remove animations to objects on your slide.

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  9. The Slide Show tab is where you can start a slide show, customize the settings for your slide show, and hide individual slides.

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  10. The Review tab is where you can check the spelling, change the language in your presentation, or compare changes in the current presentation against another presentation.

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  11. The View tab is where you can view the slide master, notes master, slide sorter. You can also turn on or off the ruler, gridlines, and drawing guidelines.

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  12. The Outline pane shows a text outline of all the information on the slides.

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  13. The Slides pane shows thumbnail versions of each of the slides in the presentation.

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  14. The Notes section is a place for the speaker to jot down any hints or references for his presentation. Only the presenter will see these notes.

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  15. The Status bar provides information about the current state of what you are viewing in the window and any other contextual information.  It also contains a common tools toolbar which gives quick access to features that the presenter would use often.


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After completing this topic, you are familiar with the Home Screen in PowerPoint 2010.