Backstage View in PowerPoint 2010 - Microsoft Powerpoint

How to access backstage view in PowerPoint 2010?

In Office 2010, Microsoft has replaced the traditional file menu with the new Backstage view. This view not only provides all the menu items under the file menu, but will also provide additional details which makes managing the files easier.

Accessing Backstage View

Backstage view can be accessed simply by clicking on the File tab. You can exit this view by clicking on any tab (including the File tab again). You can also press the 'Esc' button on the keyboard.

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Organization of Backstage View

Backstage view has three sections or panes.

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  • First Pane − This is the commands pane which includes all the commands you would typically find in the file menu of older versions. There is an Options menu which allows in editing the options on the program like customizing the ribbon.

Various commands under the first pane are described in below table below

S.No

Command & Description

1

Save

Save allows to save a new file or an existing file in a standard format. If you are working on a previously saved file this will save the new changes in the same file format. If you are working on a new file, this command will be similar to Save As command.

2

Save As

Save as provides an option to save the file name and the file type before saving the file.

3

Open

Opens a new PowerPoint file.

4

Close

This will close an existing file.

5

Info

This will display the information about the current file.

6

Recent

This shows the lists series of recently viewed or edited PowerPoint files.

7

New

This is used for creating a new file using blank or pre-defined templates.

8

Print

This is used to select the printer settings and print the presentation.

9

Save & Send

This is used to share your presentation with larger audience via emails, web, cloud services, etc.

10

Help

It provides access to PowerPoint Help.

11

Options

This is used to set various options related to PowerPoint program.

12

Exit

This will close the presentation and exits the program.

  • Second Pane − This is the subcommands pane which consists of a list of all the commands related to the main command you choose in the first pane. For example, if you are selecting Print in the first pane, you must select the printer and adjust the print settings in the second pane.
  • Third Pane − This is the preview or file information page. Based on the command and subcommand you select, this pane will either display the properties of the file or give you a preview of the file.

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