In PowerPoint, all the Property fields are saved as metadata. This metadata can be very useful in the cataloging and search
of presentations and individual slides. In addition to editing or adding the
Property content in Backstage
view, you can also bring up the same Properties with the Document Panel, as an interface element within
PowerPoint 2013 which directly appears above the active slide, and
below the Ribbon. Additionally, you can use the
Advanced Properties option.
To view and edit current presentation properties through Document Panel and Advanced Properties
, follow these steps:
- Open any presentation in PowerPoint that has been saved at least once. Access the File menu get to
Backstage view, and select the
Info Pane as shown in Figure 1. Within the Properties pane click the
Properties button to bring up a drop-down list, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Properties drop-down list
- Within the Properties drop-down list, select the Show Document Panel option, as shown
highlighted in red within Figure 1. This opens the Document Panel
within the active PowerPoint below the Ribbon as shown in Figure 2 (highlighted in red).
Figure 2: Document Panel within the active presentation
- Edit any of the properties within the Document Panel as required, such as: adding
Authors, changing the Title, Subject, Keywords,
- Once done, close the Document Panel by clicking on the X located at the top right corner
of the panel. You can see all updated or newly added properties within the Properties pane (highlighted in
green within Figure 1, shown earlier on this page).
- For more advanced options with regard to presentation properties, you can access the Properties dialog
box. To access these advanced option, select the Advanced Properties option, shown highlighted in
blue within Figure 1, shown earlier on this page.
- This brings up the Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure 3. Note that the name of the presentation is included as part of the title of the dialog box. This makes it quick and easy to know which presentation you
are editing the properties for, especially if you have more than one presentation currently open.
Figure 3: Properties dialog-box
The Properties dialog box includes five tabs which are explained below:
- General: Within this tab you can see overview of the properties including dates for creation,
modifications, and last access.
- Summary: Here you can see Title, Author, Subject,
- Statistics: This tab displays creation date, time spent creating, number of slides and words, etc.
- Contents: Here you can see which Font(s) and Theme(s) are used in
presentation, and Titles of slides.
- Custom: This tab contains additional information that can be added or deleted, such as name of client,
name of person who checked the presentation, etc.
- Once done with editing or adding properties, make sure to save your presentation.
Properties in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
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