Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright 2000-2019.

Slide Area in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Explore the Slide Area, and tricks to make slide editing more productive in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

OS: Windows XP and higher

Introducing Slide Area
The Slide
The Slide Workspace
The Scroll Bars
The Rulers

Introducing the Slide Area

The Slide area comprises everything in the highlighted area shown in Figure 1. To learn more about the rest of the PowerPoint 2007 interface, see here.

Slide area
Figure 1: Slide area

This includes:

  1. The Slide
  2. The Slide Workspace
  3. The Scrollbars
  4. The Rulers

We discuss each of these individual interface elements in this article.


The Slide

This is the actual slide were you can add slide objects such as text, pictures, charts, etc. to create a presentation. When you present your PowerPoint presentation as a Slide Show, it only shows objects within this area.

You normally click on a text placeholder and type some text to replace the dummy text in the placeholder, as shown in Figure 2.

Add text in an existing text placeholder
Figure 2: Add text in an existing text placeholder


The Slide Workspace

This is the grey area behind the slide, although any objects you place here can be edited and animated, they won't show up in Slide Show mode.

This makes the Workspace a convenient place to store stuff that you might want to use later, or maybe a slide objects animates from the Slide Workspace into the actual Slide!

Figure 3 shows a slide that has objects both within the actual Slide and in the Slide Workspace.

A slide object placed outside the Slide in the Workspace
Figure 3: A slide object placed outside the Slide in the Workspace


The Scroll Bars

There are two scroll bars, the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.

The vertical scroll bar, placed towards the right of the slide is always visible while the horizontal slide bar only shows up when you zoom your slide to a larger view.

The vertical scroll bar can be used to navigate from one slide to the other, to move forward and backward from one slide to the other, click one of the double-headed arrows at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar as shown in Figure 4.

Scroll Bar
Figure 4: Scroll Bar

You can also drag the handle box in the vertical scroll bar and move up or down to navigate several slides at a time.


The Rulers

Just like the scroll bars, there are two rulers: the Horizontal ruler and the Vertical ruler.

While both rulers are used for positioning and creating guides, the Horizontal ruler can be used for working with tabs and indents as well.

Note: If you cannot see any rulers in the slide area, select the View tab of the Ribbon, and check the Rulers option.
Tip: Cannot see the vertical ruler even when you set the Rulers to show on the View tab of the Ribbon? You might have unchecked the option to show the Vertical ruler in PowerPoint Options. To change that, choose Office Button | PowerPoint Options, and select the Advanced tab, under the Display section, make sure that you have set the relevant option, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Rulers


See Also:

Slide Area in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Slide Area in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
Slide Area in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Slide Area in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Slide Area in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Slide Area in PowerPoint Online

You May Also Like: Advance Two PowerPoint Presentations With a Single Click | Entertainment PowerPoint Templates

Popular Posts

Character Spacing in PowerPoint 2013
Explore Character Spacing options in PowerPoint 2013.

Add Secondary Value Axis to Charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn how to add a Secondary Value axis to charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

Ten Easy Topics for Pecha Kucha
But what are simple topics, that excite you, and are interesting to your audiences? Of course, if you already have a topic, you need not read further, but if you are still looking for ideas, here are ten easy topics that you can use for your Pecha Kucha presentations.

Drawing Arcs in PowerPoint
Explore how you can draw an Arc shape in PowerPoint.

Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Slide Area in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows.

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

©2000-2019, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000