Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The PowerPoint Window
PPT 11
The lower-right corner of some groups on the Ribbon has a small arrow, called a
Dialog Box Launcher , that when clicked displays a dialog box or a task pane with
additional options for the group (Figure 1–9). When presented with a dialog box, you make
selections and must close the dialog box before returning to the document. A task pane ,
by contrast, is a window that can remain open and visible while you work in the document.
clicking Dialog Box
Launcher in Clipboard
group displays
Clipboard task pane
clicking Dialog Box
Launcher in Font
group displays Font
dialog box
Figure 1–9
Mini Toolbar and Shortcut Menus
The Mini toolbar , which appears automatically based on tasks you perform, contains
commands related to changing the appearance of text in a slide. All commands on the
Mini toolbar also exist on the Ribbon. The purpose of the Mini toolbar is to minimize
mouse movement. For example, if you want to use a command that currently is not
displayed on the active tab, you can use the command on the Mini toolbar - instead of
switching to a different tab to use the command.
When the Mini toolbar appears, it initially is transparent (Figure 1–10a on
the next page). If you do not use the transparent Mini toolbar, it disappears from the
screen. To use the Mini toolbar, move the mouse pointer into the toolbar, which causes
the Mini toolbar to change from a transparent to bright appearance (Figure 1–10b on
the next page).
Turning Off the Mini
If you do not want the
Mini toolbar to display,
click the Offi ce Button,
click the PowerPoint
Options button on the
Offi ce Button menu, and
then clear the ‘Show Mini
Toolbar on selection’
check box in the Popular
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