Missing Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to get back your missing Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
Is your Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2013 missing altogether? Well, the Mini Toolbar is a great interface option that lets you quickly choose text formatting options, and since it shows up right next to the selected text, it is certainly very convenient -- and there's no reason why you should not have this Mini Toolbar at your beck and call whenever you need it!
The main reason why you may not be seeing any Mini Toolbar is because it may have been disabled within PowerPoint's Options dialog box. To get this option back, you need to go back to the Options dialog box. Follow these steps to get back your Mini Toolbar PowerPoint 2013:
- Choose the File | Options menu option, as shown in
Figure 1: Choose File | Options
- This brings up the PowerPoint Options dialog box -- make sure
you are on the General tab as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Show Mini Toolbar on selection check-box selected
- If the Show Mini Toolbar on selection check-box is not selected, select it (as
shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, above).
- Click the OK button to get back to your presentation slide.
- Select any text on the slide -- if there's no text go ahead and
add a new slide,
choose a layout
that provides a text placeholder, and type in any text you want. Thereafter,
select the text -- and
- You will now see the Mini Toolbar as shown highlighted in
red within Figure 3.
Figure 3: Mini Toolbar showing up when the text is right clicked
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