Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step

Chapter 1: PowerPoint 2016 basics

At the time of this writing, there are three Office themes:

■ ■ Colorful  Displays the title bar and ribbon tabs in the color specific to the app, and the ribbon commands, status bar, and Backstage view in light gray ■ ■ Dark Gray  Displays the title bar and ribbon tabs in dark gray, and the ribbon commands, status bar, and Backstage view in light gray ■ ■ White  Displays the title bar, ribbon tabs, and ribbon commands in white, and the status bar in the app-specific color There are rumors that another theme will be released in the near future, but it hasn’t yet made an appearance. From the Connected Services area of the page, you can connect Office to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube accounts to access pictures and videos; to SharePoint sites and OneDrive storage locations; and to LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to share presenta- tions. You must already have an account with one of these services to connect Office to it. Until you connect to storage locations, they aren’t available to you from within PowerPoint. For example, when inserting a picture onto a slide, you will have the option to insert a locally stored picture or to search online for a picture. After you connect to your Facebook, SharePoint, and OneDrive accounts, you can also insert pictures stored in those locations. The changes that you make on the Account page apply to all the Office apps installed on all the computers associated with your account. For example, changing the Office background in PowerPoint on one computer also changes it in Outlook on any other computer on which you’ve associated Office with the same account. Some of the settings on the Account page are also available in the PowerPoint Options dialog box, which you open from the Backstage view. This dialog box also contains hundreds of options for controlling the way PowerPoint works. Chapter 11, “Work in PowerPoint more efficiently,” provides in-depth coverage of these options. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the dialog box content so you know what you can modify. TIP  The images in this book depict the No Background option to avoid interfering with the display of any user interface elements, and the Colorful theme.


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