Unless you start the PowerPoint program, you cannot construct PowerPoint presentations. Many have tried to construct presentations from mud without starting PowerPoint first, but all have failed. Here are the various and sundry ways to start PowerPoint:
Click the Start button and choose All Programs> Microsoft Office> Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
Desktop Shortcut Icon:
By creating a PowerPoint shortcut icon on the Windows desktop, you can double-click the icon and start Power- Point in a hurry. To place a PowerPoint shortcut icon on the desktop:
- Click the Start button and choose All Programs> Microsoft Office and then move the pointer over Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 on the submenu, but do not click the program's name.
- Right-click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 on the submenu and choose Send To> Desktop (Create Shortcut) on the pop-up menu that appears.
Quick Launch Toolbar:
Click the PowerPoint 2007 shortcut icon on the Quick Launch toolbar. The Quick Launch toolbar appears on the Windows taskbar and is easy to find. 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 and follow these steps to place a copy of it on the Quick Launch toolbar:
- Click the shortcut icon on the desktop to select it.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and drag the shortcut icon onto the Quick Launch toolbar.
To change an icon's position on the Quick Launch toolbar, drag it to the left or the right. To remove an icon, right-click it and choose Delete.
Yet another way to start PowerPoint is to make the program start automatically whenever you turn on your computer. If you have to run PowerPoint 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: