PowerPoint 2016 2013 2007

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

Creating custom menus in PowerPoint is a funny feature you can use to create groups of the options that you use most often, and then plug them into the menu you name and use yourself.

Embed fonts to view presentation on different PCs

Sometimes you want to show your presentation on different computer, and that computer does not have same fonts as your PC.
To display properly that presentation, you should embed the fonts in your presentation so that the desired fonts will be available on the other PC.

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.

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.

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.

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: