Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright 2000-2018.

Open and Close Options in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn to open and close files in PowerPoint 2010 using Backstage view, and how you can exit PowerPoint.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

OS: Windows 7 and higher

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010, you are presented with several options. On this page, we explore three of those options (see Figure 1):


Follow these steps to open an existing file on your computer in PowerPoint 2010:

  1. Access the File menu, and choose the Open option (see Figure 1).

    Open, Close, and Exit
    Figure 1: Open, Close, and Exit
  2. This brings up the Open dialog box, as shown in Figure 2. Navigate to wherever your presentation files are saved, and you can open any of them. You'll find that PowerPoint can open files of various formats (types).

    Figure 2: Open
  3. Select the presentation or file you want to open, and then click the Open button. Remember that the Open button has a downward pointing arrow next to it that provides more Open options (see Figure 3). Choose any of them, an explanation of these options follows.

    Open options
  4. Figure 3: Open options

    Here's a brief explanation of these options:

    • Open, the default option is the same as clicking the Open button.
    • Open Read-Only lets you open a read-only copy of the presentation, this is great if you don't want to make some changes and overwrite the original presentation.
    • Open as Copy lets you open a copy of the presentation, almost like creating a new presentation while leaving the original unaltered.
    • Open in Browser works only with certain file formats, such as MHT, see file formats PowerPoint can open.
    • Open in Protected View lets you open a presentation with restrictions to protect damage to your computer. You can open potentially dangerous files, such as those downloaded from an unknown source on the Internet in the Protected View.
    • Open and Repair allows PowerPoint to attempt repair of a file that is possibly corrupt.

Close and Exit

The Close option is used to close the active presentation. PowerPoint prompts you to save any unsaved changes.

The Exit option allows you to exit the program. If you have one or more presentations open without unsaved changes, you are prompted to save before the program exits.

See Also:

Open and Close Options in Backstage View of PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Open and Close Options in Backstage View -- PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint

Have your ever used keyboard shortcuts and sequences in PowerPoint? Or are you a complete keyboard aficionado? Do you want to learn about some new shortcuts? Or do you want to know if your favorite keyboard shortcuts are documented?

Download and use these Jigsaw Graphics in your slides for just $4.99+

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2018, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000