How to Start PowerPoint 2007

Microsoft provides several ways to start PowerPoint 2007 so you can start creating slides and presentations. You can launch PowerPoint from the Start menu, from a desktop icon, or from the Quick Launch toolbar.

1

Open PowerPoint from the Start Menu

To open PowerPoint form the Start menu, you have to pin the program name to the menu, click the Start button and choose All Programs→Microsoft Office. Right-click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 on the submenu and choose Pin to Start Menu on the pop-up menu.

2

Create a PowerPoint 2007 Desktop Icon

You can double-click a shortcut icon and start PowerPoint in a hurry. To do so, click the Start button and choose All Programs→Microsoft Office. Then right-click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 on the submenu and choose Send To→Desktop (Create Shortcut) on the pop-up menu.

3

Place the PowerPoint Icon on the Quick Launch Toolbar

The Quick Launch toolbar appears on the Windows taskbar. Wherever your work takes you, you can see the Quick Launch toolbar and click its shortcut icons to start programs. Create a PowerPoint shortcut icon by clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop to select it, then hold down the Ctrl key and drag the shortcut icon onto the Quick Launch toolbar.

4

Start PowerPoint Automatically

You can set PowerPoint to start automatically, each time your computer starts. Create a PowerPoint shortcut icon and copy it into this folder if your computer runs Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\Username\
Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Copy the shortcut icon into this folder if your computer runs Windows Vista:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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