View Tab


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Startup task pane - Displays the startup dialog box everytime you open PowerPoint or when you create a new presentation. The task pane includes commands to help you create new presentations, running the AutoContent Wizard and open existing presentations. Removing the start-up task pane will give you more room on the screen.
Slide layout task pane when inserting new slides - Displays the Slide Layout task pane every time you insert a new slide. This lets you change the slide layout of the new slide.
Status bar - Displays the status bar at the bottom of the PowerPoint window, which shows information about the current state of the presentation and program.
Vertical ruler - Displays the vertical ruler whenever the horizontal ruler is in view. To display or hide the rulers, select (View > Ruler).
Windows in taskbar - Specifies whether each presentation that is open is displayed as a separate window on the task bar or whether one window contains all the presentations.


Slide Show

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Prompt to keep ink annotations when exiting - (Added in 2003). Displays a prompt asking you if you want to keep or discard your ink annotations.
Show menu on right mouse click - Displays the Popup menu during a slide show when you right-click.. In PowerPoint 97, 2000 and 2002 this used to be the "Popup menu on right mouse click".
Show popup toolbar - Displays the shortcut toolbar (or menu button in older versions) in the bottom-left corner of each slide during a slide show. In PowerPoint 97, 2000 and 2002 this used to be the "Show popup menu button".
End with black slide - Displays a black slide as the last slide of your slide show. Clear this check box if you want to return to PowerPoint after the last slide of your slide show.


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Open all documents using this view - Defines the starting view for the presentation. The default is to display the presentation in whatever view was active when the presentation was last saved.


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