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Enable Developer Tab in the Ribbon - PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn how to enable the Developer tab in PowerPoint 2010.


Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Windows 7 and 8

The Developer tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010 has options that let you work with VBA content and macros -- in addition, you also use this tab to access options that allow you to insert Flash movies through an ActiveX controls in PowerPoint 2010. By default, this tab is not visible and has to be turned on. Follow these steps to make the Developer tab visible (or invisible):

  1. Choose the File menu and select Options, as shown in Figure 1.

    Options within File menu
    Figure 1: Options within File menu

  2. This will bring up PowerPoint Options dialog box shown in Figure 2. Select the Customize Ribbon tab (within the left pane) and select the Developer check-box (highlighted in red) within the list on the right side. Click OK.

    Developer option eneabled
    Figure 2: Developer check-box selected

  3. Now the Developer tab is visible on the Ribbon, as shown in Figure 3.

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

See Also:

Enable Developer Tab in the Ribbon - PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
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 2007 for Windows


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