Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Work with Ribbon Groups, Commands, and Galleries
Navigating PowerPoint
6 Click a dialog box launcher (
Note: A dialog box launcher ( )
displays a dialog box when you click it.
In this example, the Grid and
Guides dialog box appears.
7 Click OK to accept any selections
you have made in the dialog box.
The presentation reflects any
changes you made.
A For some ribbon commands, such
as those on a contextual tab, you
must first select an object on the
slide before choosing a command.
B Note that the Drawing Tools Format
tab does not appear until you click
an object like a text box.
How do I learn what a particular ribbon button does?
Position the mouse pointer ( ) over the button, and a
ScreenTip describing the button appears. You see
ScreenTip that lists the button name, any available
shortcut key, and a brief description of the button. By
default, ScreenTip features are enabled, but you can
disable them in the PowerPoint Options dialog box
(described in Chapter 3).
What happens if I click the main part of a
ribbon button that has a down arrow on it?
If the sole purpose of the button is to open a
gallery or menu, PowerPoint does that. If the
main part of the button executes a command,
PowerPoint applies that command using either
the settings you last used or the most
commonly used settings for that command.
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