(this post is an aside, but I was happy to discover this and thought you might be too. HT to Jan Schultink, who has taught me a LOT more about effective presentations than this….but this little nugget will make me happy for a long time.)
Admittedly, I should have figured this out myself a long time ago. But I migrated to PowerPoint 2007 recently and use PowerPoint just infrequently enough that I’m not investing time to figure out how it works.
Generally I find this software infuriating and counterintuitive. Microsoft undoubtedly knows what functions most people use most of the time, yet somehow it takes more and more clicks to find these useful functions.
The good news is you can very easily take your favorite buttons and put them permanently on the bar across the top. Not by dragging (which would be easier and much more intuitive), but it is just two steps if you know where to look.
Right click on the Start Menu and click on “Customize QuickAccess Toolbar”