PowerPoint 2016 2013 2010

Shortcut keys for creating, opening files and slides

You can use the following Shortcut keys or Hotkeys:

Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

Some tools, such as Web Page Preview, are not on the ribbon. In this case, you have to add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar to perform the function.

Creating Your Own Menu

Unfortunately, you can't create custom menu in PowerPoint 2007.

Change the number of recently used presentations

You can increase the number of recently used presentations up to 50, and you can pin (fasten) particular of them to the menu so that they remain there even if you haven't used them recently.

Collapse the Ribbon to get more space on screen

When you need as much space as possible on screen to view a presentation, you can collapse (or minimize) the Ribbon to only its labels by double-clicking the label of the tab you're currently using.

Changing the autosaving path

By default, all files in PowerPoint (and all of the Office applications) are saved to Documents folder or library (or My Documents under Windows XP) for the current user.
Each user has his or her own version of this folder, so that each person's documents are kept separate depending on who is logged in to the PC.

Protect presentation

If a presentation contains sensitive or confidential data, you can encrypt the file and protect it with a password.
Encryption is a type of "scrambling" done to the file so that nobody can see it, either from within PowerPoint or with any other type of file-browsing utility.

Show or Hide Enhanced ScreenTips

By default, PowerPoint shows document tooltips (or screentips) when you hover on a button, but this option can be turned off.

Turn off red, wavy underlines for spelling errors

If you don't want to see the red, wavy underlines on-screen, you can turn this feature off by three simple clicks:

Displaying the Date, Number, and Footer on Slides

Even though the placeholders for Date, Number, and Footer might appear in the slide master, they do not appear on the actual slides in the presentation unless you enable them.