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File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Get face to face with Backstage view, PowerPoint 2010's most prominent and visible, new feature.


Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Introducing the File Menu and Backstage View

In PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft replaced the File menu with the Office Button. In PowerPoint 2010, the Office Button is replaced by the File menu! However this File menu is completely different from what you might have used in older versions of PowerPoint. Figure 1 shows the location of the File menu (highlighted in red). Notice that there are no other menus in PowerPoint 2010.

File Menu in PowerPoint 2010
Figure 1: File Menu in PowerPoint 2010

When clicked, the File menu shows the new Backstage view, as shown in Figure 2. Backstage view is not just a menu -- it contains all the create, save, share, and print options for your presentations.

Figure 2: Backstage view

By default you see the Recent tab in Backstage view -- and we explain each of these tabs on this page and other pages. These tabs are:

See Also:

File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows


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