Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Managing Add-Ins
To add a command to the QAT, follow these steps:
1. Right-click the QAT and choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
2. Open the Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop-down list (on the right), and
choose For All Documents, or choose a particular presentation name from the
list. You can only customize for either one presentation or for all presentations. If
you’re customizing for one presentation, that presentation must be open.
3. Open the Choose Commands From drop-down list and select a category. There
are categories for every tab as well as some extra ones at the top of the list:
Popular. A selection of the most commonly used commands.
Commands Not in the Ribbon. The collection of commands that do not have
Ribbon or Offi ce menu equivalents; this is where you will fi nd the hidden
All Commands. A complete list of all commands; use this list when you think a
command is already available on a tab but you do not know which one.
Macros. Any macros stored in the current presentation or template appear here.
4. Select a command from the list, and click the Add>> button to move it to the
Customize Quick Access Toolbar list, as shown in Figure 22.10.
5. Add any other commands that you want.
6. (Optional) Perform any of the following tasks, if necessary:
To reset the QAT, click Reset.
To modify a macro after adding it to the QAT, select it and click Modify.
To change the order in which buttons appear on the QAT, select a button and
click the Up or Down arrow button to the right of the listing.
7. Click OK to accept the changes.
Managing Add-Ins
Add-ins are extra features that you can install for PowerPoint that extend its capabilities
in some way. You can add, remove, or temporarily enable/disable the various add-ins in
PowerPoint to control how it behaves.
One of the most powerful types of add-ins is a Component Object Model (COM) add-in. COM
add-ins are supplemental programs that extend PowerPoint’s capabilities by adding custom
commands or features. COM add-ins can come from Microsoft or from third-party sources.
They usually have a .dll or .exe fi lename extension and are written in a programming
language such as Visual Basic or C++. For example, if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on
your system, you might have PDF Maker add-ins that help you create PDF fi les from Offi ce
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