Introduction to the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Interface
1. The menus and toolbars that may have been familiar to some in previous versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office programs have been replaced with the Ribbon. According to Microsoft Office Online, the Ribbon is designed to help quickly find commands needed to complete a task.
Each tab within the ribbon relates to a type of activity:
Home: Inserting a New Slide; Deleting a Slide, Changing Font Size and Color; Aligning Text; and Adding and Editing Shapes such as Blurbs and Arrows
Insert: Inserting objects such as: photos from digital camera or file; clip art; “smart art” such as Venn and Organizations diagrams; Word Art; Sound; Slide Numbers; and Headers
Design: The design tab offers options to create color and background schemes for your slideshow
Animations: The animations tabs allows you to add artful transitions to your slideshow and determine whether you’d like these transitions to advance your show upon mouse-click or automatically.
Slideshow: Set up and present your slide show
Review: Check spelling and request others edit your slide show and add comments
View: Change slide show views, view in grayscale, and zoom in/out
To reduce clutter, some tabs are shown only as needed.