The Status Bar
PowerPoint Online may be only a web app that runs in your browser, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from making it so full-featured that it includes almost all interface elements typically found in desktop programs, including a Status bar! Let us explore both the Status Bar as a whole and individual options within this Status Bar.
The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint Online interface as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1. This area provides information about the active slide, and also provides several View options.
Figure 1: Status Bar within PowerPoint Online interface
Status Bar Contents
Let's explore some components of the Status Bar within PowerPoint Online interface. Figure 2 marks these components so that we can refer to them in the explanations below:
Figure 2: Status Bar components
A. Slide Number
This displays the active slide number, as well as the number of slides in the open presentation.
This displays the language specified.
C. Help Improve Office
Opens the Feedback window where you can give your opinions. You can either like or dislike something or even give suggestions.
This is a toggle button to open or close the Notes pane.
E. View Buttons
The View buttons are explained below from left to right, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, below.
Figure 3: The View buttons
Essentially there are three view buttons on the Status Bar:
Reading View: Click this button to switch to Reading View. Learn more in our Reading View in PowerPoint Online tutorial.
Slide Show: Show the presentation as a full screen slide show from the current selected slide. Learn more in our Slide Show View in PowerPoint Online tutorial.
F. Zoom to
Click here to bring up the Zoom to dialog box as shown in Figure 4. Here you can choose the required zoom level.
Figure 4: Zoom to dialog box
G. Fit slide to current window
Click this button to fit the slide in the available Slide Area.Back
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