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Hide and Show Toolbars in PowerPoint 2003 and 2002 for Windows

Learn how to Hide and Show Toolbars in PowerPoint 2003 and 2002 for Windows.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2003 and 2002 for Windows

OS: Windows XP and higher

Creating and customizing PowerPoint Toolbars is so easy as we showed you in the Customizing Toolbars tutorial. Still, there are too many Toolbars in PowerPoint, these can make the interface look cluttered. The key to streamlining the Toolbars is to know how to hide and show them as required. So if you don't need one of the Toolbars most of the time, just go ahead and hide it, getting it back is just another one-click operation.

To temporarily hide any visible Toolbar from the PowerPoint interface, just follow these steps:

  1. In PowerPoint, choose View | Toolbars as shown in Figure 1.
  2. Toolbars
    Figure 1: Toolbars
  3. Note: The same menu shown in Figure 1 above can be accessed by right-clicking any Toolbar in PowerPoint.
  4. Our list of Toolbars that you can see in Figure 1 might have more options than what you might see. That's because we have many PowerPoint add-ins installed that create their own Toolbars.
  5. The list of Toolbars that you saw in Figure 1 had a check mark placed in front of several listed Toolbars. Click on a checked Toolbar to hide it, in the same way click an unchecked Toolbar to show it.

Showing More Toolbars

There are still more Toolbars in PowerPoint that are not displayed on this list, that's because these are context sensitive Toolbars like the Tables and Borders, Reviewing, WordArt and more. These are only visible when you have the proper object selected, thus the Tables and Borders Toolbar shows up whenever you are working on a table. To show up any of these Toolbars permanently, follow these steps:

  1. Choose View | Toolbars | Cuistomize to bring up the Customize dialog box that you can see in Figure 2.
  2. Customize dialog box
    Figure 2: Customize dialog box
  3. Scroll down the list in the Toolbars tab, the last few Toolbars are all context sensitive Toolbars. To make them permanently available, just select the check-box in front of them. In the same way, you can deselect the check-box to hide that Toolbar.
  4. Click Close. When done to get back to PowerPoint with your changes in place.

See Also:

Customize Interface: Hide and Show Toolbars in PowerPoint (Index Page)

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