Information is power, and within PowerPoint 2010 all the information that you need about your presentation is available in a single convenient location. This is the new Info panel of the Backstage View. This panel gives you information about permissions set for the active presentation, helps you prepare your content for sharing, and also lets you recover older versions of unsaved files. In addition, it also provides access to all the properties for a specific presentation. To access the Info panel, open the File menu, and choose the Info option, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Info option within File menu selected
This brings up the Info panel, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Info panel in Backstage View
All the options marked in Figure 2 above are explained below:
Provides several options for protecting your presentation. You can mark your presentation as "final", apply a password, make your presentation read-only, apply a digital signature, or use Information Rights Management (IRM) to control presentation access. These links below provide detailed information:
Get Started with a Digital Signature
Acquire or Create a Digital Signature
Creating Digital Certificates Outside PowerPoint 2010
Enable Trusted Certificates
Removing Certificates in Internet Explorer
Remove Digital Signatures
B. Prepare for Sharing
If you are planning to share your presentation with others, you should consider doing a quality check such as, inspect your presentation for confidential information, validate its accessibility, and check for compatibility with previous versions. You can also do a spell check, and examine the presentation for hidden data and personal information stored in comments, notes, or document properties. All these tasks can be performed within this area. These links below provide detailed information:
In this section you can recover your unsaved presentations (if you have closed your file without saving it, or if your computer or application crashed). This link below provide detailed information:
Here you can create and modify many of the presentation’s properties.These links below provide detailed information:
We will explore all these options individually in subsequent tutorials of this series.
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Info Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac
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Info Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Info Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Info Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint Online