Learn about options available in the Status Bar within PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher
The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 2013 interface as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1. This area provides information about the active slide, and also provides several View options.
To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint -- otherwise the options within the Status Bar will be
Figure 1: Status Bar within PowerPoint 2013 interface
Let's explore some components of the Status Bar -- Figure 2 marks some of these components so that we can refer to them in the
Figure 2: Status Bar components
You can customize what appears on the Status Bar by right-clicking on the Status Bar and selecting or deselecting the options in
the Customize Status Bar menu (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Customize Status Bar menu
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