Learn how Live Preview works in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010
OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Live Preview first made its debut in PowerPoint 2007, and continues being available in PowerPoint 2010 as well. Unfortunately, PowerPoint 2007 had no Live Previews for Chart Styles and that ability is not made available in PowerPoint 2010.
Live Preview allows you to see/preview how an actual change will look on the slide before you decide to accept or decline that change.
Since Live Preview is more of an interactive option than an interface element, it's not part of the visible PowerPoint 2010 interface -- it is active only within some of the options such as Themes, fonts, Quick Styles, etc. With Live Preview you can see a quick view of how the formatting options look on the selected object before you commit to them.
Follow these steps to use Live Preview:
While the Live Preview feature works great most of the time, some older computers may not have the processing power required to show live previews in real time -- this might lead to sluggish performance.
Fortunately, you can disable Live Preview by following these options:
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