Status Bar in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn about options available in the status bar within PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 2010 interface as shown in Figure 1. This area provides information about the active slide and applied Theme -- and also provides View options.
If you have no presentation open in PowerPoint, the entire Status Bar area is grayed out.
Figure 1: Status Bar
Let me show you some components of the Status Bar -- Figure 2 marks some of these components so that I can refer to them in the explanations below:
Figure 2: Status Bar components
- Slide: This displays the active slide number, as well as the number of slides in the open presentation.
- Theme name: Here you can see the Theme that's been applied to the open presentation.
- Spell Check: This sign indicates that spell check is enabled in the presentation.
- View Buttons: Here you can select the appropriate buttons to switch to the Normal,
Slide Sorter, Reading view or Slide Show views. Shift click the same buttons to access the Slide Master view, Handout Master view, and the Set Up Show dialog box.
- Zoom: Pull the slider left or right to zoom in or out, or click the zoom level to bring up the Zoom
dialog box as shown in Figure 3 -- here you can specify the zoom level.
Figure 3: Zoom dialog box
- Fit to Slide: Click this button to fit the slide in the available slide area.
You can customize what appears on the Status bar by right-clicking, and marking or clearing the check boxes on the Customize Status Bar menu (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Customize Status Bar menu
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