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Use the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2007

The Ribbon provides access to the tools you need to start creating PowerPoint 2007 presentations and slides. The Ribbon replaces menus and toolbars used earlier Office programs.

PowerPoint’s Ribbon provides tabs you click to reveal controls.
PowerPoint’s Ribbon provides tabs you click to reveal controls.

Initially, the Ribbon displays seven tabs:

  • Home: Basic commands for creating and formatting slides

  • Insert: Commands for inserting objects on slides

  • Design: Commands for tweaking the slide layout

  • Animations: Commands for adding animation

  • Slide Show: Commands for presenting your slide show

  • Review: Commands for proofing and adding comments to your presentations

  • View: Commands for changing views

Additional tabs appear occasionally. For example, if you select a picture, a Picture Tools tab appears with commands for manipulating the picture.

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