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The New Ribbon in PowerPoint 2007


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface The new Ribbon, replaces the Toolbar and menus of previous powerpoint versions.
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New User Interface – The Ribbon in powerpoint 2007

powerpoint 2007 has a new look, thanks to the new user interface. The most obvious feature is the new Ribbon, replacing the toolbars and menus of old. Contextual tabs and menus have also been improved. When you click on an item, you see only options that pertain to that item.

The new Ribbon replaces the old menu and toolbars of previous versions of powerpoint. It contains Contextual Menus or Contextual Tabs rather than text menus, making for no more scrolling through lengthy menu lists, often containing disabled commands.

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Close Up of the Home Ribbon in powerpoint 2007


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Close ups of the Home Ribbon in powerpoint 2007.
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Here is a close-up view of the Home Ribbon. It is broken into sections solely for the purpose of this photo, so that you can get a better view of the Ribbon's features.

Each ribbon is accessed by clicking on the tab at the top of the current ribbon. The new ribbon contents display options particular to that ribbon.

For example, the Design ribbon displays options that pertain to the design aspects of the powerpoint presentation, such as themes and fonts.

The Home ribbon contains the Layout option for you to choose which layout is best for the slide you are working on.

Note – The appearance of any of the new Ribbons may vary depending on the resolution of your computer monitor. If you use a wide screen monitor, more options will be visible on the Ribbon without having to click the drop down button.

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Choose a Slide Layout from the Home Ribbon


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Choose slide layout from the Home Ribbon in powerpoint 2007.
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The Layout feature is shown on the Home ribbon. Click the Layout heading and then choose a layout for your slide.

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New Feature – SmartArt


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Selections from the new SmartArt feature in powerpoint 2007.
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SmartArt is a new feature to create simple and effective diagrams, organization charts or flow charts with many more options than in past versions of powerpoint. Now you can make bulleted lists using these new SmartArt diagrams.

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New Tooltips In powerpoint 2007


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface More in depth Tooltips in powerpoint 2007.
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Tooltips are helpful hints that can be accessed by hovering over a button or tab. The tooltips in powerpoint 2007 are more in depth than in earlier versions, and often include graphics to help illustrate the point.

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New Feature – Contextual Menus and Tabs


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface New Contextual Menus in powerpoint 2007.
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Contextual Menus or Contextual Tabs are new to powerpoint 2007. Instead of scrolling through the longer menus of previous versions of powerpoint, once a topic is accessed, the Ribbon changes to objects pertaining to that option.

For example – After choosing to insert a picture from the Insert ribbon, the ribbon changes to show more graphical options that can pertain to this picture. Several style layouts are shown, but more options can be seen by clicking the arrow to the right of the layouts. This expands the selection choice. In many cases, you will see a preview of your choice. It is not necessary to apply the selection first.

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The Design Ribbon Features Themes


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Themes in powerpoint 2007 replace the Design templates of earlier versions.
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Themes is an upgraded feature of the previous Design templates feature of earlier versions. By hovering your mouse over a design selection, a preview is applied to the slide immediately.

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Themes Styles – See the Preview Immediately


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface See previews immediately when you hover your mouse over the slide.
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Themes include the style of the template chosen. You can expand the list of theme styles by clicking on the down arrow to the right of the theme display. When you hover your mouse over a theme, the change is reflected immediately on the slide. You no longer need to apply the design first to see the effect.

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Color Families and Font Families in Themes


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Theme colors can be changed using color families.
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Color families and font families are part of themes. You may like the theme but not the colors chosen. It is a simple matter to select a new color family from the list and a new font family can be chosen in the same manner.

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Preview Backgrounds Immediately


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Backgrounds are previewed on the slide immediately.
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Background colors can be changed in the Design ribbon. Hover your mouse over the chosen background and see the preview on your slide. You no longer have to apply this first.

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Custom Animations in powerpoint 2007


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Custom animations have not changed since the most recent versions.
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Custom Animations have not changed in this new version of powerpoint 2007, in how they are used. They are accessed from the Animation ribbon.

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Contextual Menus for Transitions


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface See a preview of the transition immediately when you choose from the Contextual menu.
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Transitions in powerpoint 2007 also use a contextual menu. Choose a transition and see the effect immediately on your slide.

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Two New Features for Slide Shows


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Slide presenter view and resolution – two new slide show features in powerpoint 2007.
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Use Presenter View is a new feature in powerpoint 2007. This feature allows the presenter to view his presentation in speaker view on one monitor, while the slide show is shown to the audience on another monitor or projector.

The Resolution of the slide show can be changed to suit the monitor.

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The Review Ribbon in powerpoint 2007


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Use the Research button on the Review ribbon to search through reference materials.
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The Review ribbon has any features that pertain to reviewing your presentation before the live show. There are options to add notes, spell check, use thesaurus or research on line or within powerpoint for detailed information.

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Starting Up a New Presentation


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface New presentation options are very visual. Choose from a variety of templates on line.
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After closing a powerpoint presentation, you may wish to begin a new presentation. When you begin a new presentation while still in the same powerpoint session, the dialog box features several options. Choose to start a new blank presentation, or compose a presentation based on one of many pre-made templates within powerpoint or found online at the Microsoft website. These templates replace the AutoContent Wizard in earlier versions.

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The View Ribbon in powerpoint 2007


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface Many options to view your Slides are featured in the View ribbon.
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The View ribbon offers all the different ways to view your Slides. You can easily switch to slide sorter view, notes view, or edit the slide masters from this ribbon. You can choose to view your presentation in color, black and white or grayscale without having to go to print preview.

Different window options include to arrange all, cascade or switch to a different window.

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More on the View Ribbon


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface View your powerpoint 2007 presentation in different views at the same time.
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The View Ribbon has options that allow you to view the same presentation in two different windows. This is a helpful feature if you want to view miniature versions of your Slides while checking them out full view.

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Using the View Ribbon


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powerpoint 2007 – New User Interface View more than one powerpoint 2007 presentation at the same time.
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The View Ribbon has options that allow you to view one presentation in one window and a new, blank presentation in another window. This is a simple way to copy Slides from one presentation to another.

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powerpoint 2007 Saving Options


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Save as an Earlier Version of powerpoint Save the powerpoint presentation as an earlier version of powerpoint.
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Good news! A presentation created in powerpoint 2007 is compatible with earlier versions of powerpoint. You just need to choose the option to save as a powerpoint 97-2003 presentation in the "Save As" list of options.

Click on the round Microsoft logo button in the top left corner. The easiest method is to hover your mouse over the Save As option and choose "powerpoint 97-2003 presentation" from the selection.

A small note of caution though. If you used features that were new in powerpoint 2007, those features will not work if you save your presentation as a powerpoint 97-2003 presentation.

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