Learn about the Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Every slide designer would like to make quick edits to their slide objects! Impressive slides, though are created painstakingly and use so much time. Slide designers often play around with different fill options to make their slides look awesome -- or even make umpteen changes to how their text appears.
PowerPoint 2016 does provide most editing options to make these alterations within the Ribbon tabs, and you can also populate your Quick Access Toolbar with frequently used commands. Yet, all these tasks involve moving your cursor to the Ribbon, located above the Slide Area and back continuously. While this movement may not result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it helps to know that PowerPoint 2016 also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor, and it is also available instantly with a right-click!
The Mini Toolbar is by nature unobtrusive -- and thus not visible all the time within the PowerPoint 2016 interface. It only pops up when some text is selected. Follow these steps to learn more:
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