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Enable Developer Tab in the Ribbon - PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn how to enable the Developer tab in PowerPoint 2007.


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Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Windows 7 and 8







The Developer tab of the Ribbon is chock-a-block of options that let you play with VBA programming, macros, and ActiveX controls -- the last option allows you to Insert a Flash movie in PowerPoint 2007. By default, the Developer tab is not visible (as shown in Figure 1 ) -- and can be turned on (or off) by following the subsequent steps:

There's no Developer tab in the Ribbon by default
Figure 1: There's no Developer tab in the Ribbon by default

Tip: If the Developer tab is indeed visible in your Ribbon, you need not enable it.


  1. Choose Office Button | PowerPoint Options, to bring up a dialog box of the same name.

  2. In the Popular tab (on the left pane), select the check-box that says Show Developer tab in the Ribbon as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2.

    Check the option to show the Developer tab
    Figure 2: Check the option to show the Developer tab

  3. Click OK to get back to the PowerPoint interface -- you should now see the Developer tab in the Ribbon (highlighted in red within Figure 3).

    Developer tab visible on the Ribbon
    Figure 3: Developer tab visible on the Ribbon

See Also:

Enable The Developer Tab in the Ribbon - PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Enable The Developer Tab in the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Enable The Developer Tab in the Ribbon - PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

 

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