The PowerPoint Window

Learn more about the PowerPoint XP window so you can comfortably use this presentation software.

Using the task pane

If you do not see the task pane on the right side of the PowerPoint window, you can easily access it.

To open the task pane:

  • Click View Task Pane.

View Task Pane

To view different panes:

  • Click the down-pointing arrow next to New Presentation and select different panes.
  • Once you open different panes, you can move through them by clicking the backward and forward arrow buttons on the left.

Gray Bar of Task Pane

To close the task pane:

  • Click the X on the right corner of the bar.

Close the Task Pane

You can hide or view the task pane by clicking View Task Pane.