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Enable the Missing Developer Tab in the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn about the Developer tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

OS: Windows XP and higher






The Developer tab of the Ribbon is chock-a-block of options that let you play with VBA programming, macros, and ActiveX controls. The last option allows you to Insert a Flash movie in PowerPoint 2007. By default, the Developer tab is not visible (as shown in Figure 1), and can be turned on (or off) by following the subsequent steps:

There's no Developer tab in the Ribbon by default
Figure 1: There's no Developer tab in the Ribbon by default

Tip: If the Developer tab is indeed visible in your Ribbon, you need not enable it.
  1. Choose Office Button | PowerPoint Options, to bring up a dialog box of the same name.
  2. In the Popular tab (on the left pane), select the check-box that says Show Developer tab in the Ribbon as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2.
  3. Check the option to show the Developer tab
    Figure 2: Check the option to show the Developer tab
  4. Click OK to get back to the PowerPoint interface. You should now see the Developer tab in the Ribbon (highlighted in red within Figure 3).
  5. Developer tab visible on the Ribbon
    Figure 3: Developer tab visible on the Ribbon
Tip: Follow the same steps, and deselect the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check-box (see Figure 2) to disable the Developer tab of the Ribbon.

See Also:

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Enable the Missing Developer Tab in the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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