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Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Bible by Faithe Wempen

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Chapter 24. Customizing PowerPoint

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Setting program defaults

  • Configuring the Trust Center

  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Customizing the Ribbon

  • Managing add-ins

Although PowerPoint works great right out-of-the-box, it can work even better for you with a few tweaks. You can change program defaults and customize the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon to make PowerPoint your own.

Setting Program Defaults

PowerPoint contains a large assortment of customizable program settings. Some of these settings make purely cosmetic changes to the interface, whereas others enable or disable timesaving or safety features.

You can access most options by selecting File

Setting Program Defaults

Configuring the Trust Center

The Trust Center is a separate dialog box from the main PowerPoint options; it contains categories for controlling the permissions that users, programs, and Internet sites have, to access your computer through PowerPoint. After clicking the Trust Center category in the PowerPoint Options dialog box, you can click the Trust Center Settings button to access it.

Table 24.1. PowerPoint Options

Section

Option

Description

Category: General

  

User Interface options

Show Mini Toolbar on selection

Shows or hides the floating mini toolbar when you select text.

 

Enable Live Preview

Shows a preview of a setting when you move your mouse pointer over it in a gallery. For example, if you hover over a different theme on the ...

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