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Exploring Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007

Opening, Moving Around in, and Closing a Presentation

To open an existing presentation, you click the Microsoft Office Button and then click Open to display the Open dialog box. The first time you use this command, the Open dialog box displays the contents of your Documents folder. If you display the dialog box again in the same PowerPoint session, it displays the contents of whatever folder you last used. To see the contents of a different folder, you use standard Windows techniques. After you locate the file you want to work with, you can double-click it to open it.

When a presentation is open, you can move from slide to slide several ways, including the following:

  • By clicking the slide you want to move to on the Slides tab of the Overview pane

  • By using the scroll bar on the right side of the Slide pane

  • By clicking the Previous Slide or Next Slide button at the bottom of the Slide pane scroll bar

  • By pressing the Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard

If more than one presentation is open, you can close the active presentation by clicking the Close button at the right end of the title bar. If only one presentation is open, clicking the Close button closes the presentation and also quits PowerPoint. If you want to close the presentation but leave PowerPoint open, you must click the Microsoft Office Button and then click Close.

In this exercise, you will open an existing presentation and explore various ways of moving around in it. Then you will close the presentation.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.

    The Open dialog box opens, showing the contents of the folder you used for your last open or save action.

  2. If the contents of the Exploring folder are not displayed, in the Navigation Pane, click Documents. Then double-click the Microsoft Press folder, double-click the PowerPoint2007SBS folder, and double-click the Exploring folder.

  3. Double-click the Opening file to open it.

  4. The Opening presentation opens in the PowerPoint program window.

  5. In the Overview pane, on the Slides tab, click Slide 3.

  6. At the bottom of the scroll bar on the right side of the Slide pane, click the Next Slide button to move to Slide 4.

  7. Click the Previous Slide button to move back to Slide 3.

  8. Drag the scroll box slowly down to the bottom of the scroll bar.

    As you move down the scroll bar, a ScreenTip tells you the number and name of the slide that will be displayed if you release the mouse button at that point.

  9. Press the key until Slide 7 is displayed.

  10. Press to move to Slide 1.

  11. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Close to close the presentation.