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PowerPoint 2007 Cheat Sheet: Quick reference charts

Find your favorite PowerPoint 2003 commands in the new PowerPoint 2007 interface

By Computerworld staff
March 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

These charts accompany our story PowerPoint 2007 Cheat Sheet. Click through to that story for detailed information on getting up and running with PowerPoint 2007.

Wondering where your favorite PowerPoint 2003 commands went? Worry no more. Just use these quick reference charts, which list the most commonly used PowerPoint 2003 commands and tell you where they are in PowerPoint 2007. They're listed here according to the menu on which they're found in PowerPoint 2003. We've also included keyboard shortcuts for all the commands. Most of them are the same in PowerPoint 2003 and PowerPoint 2007; we've noted where they differ.

For a full listing of every menu and submenu item, download the PowerPoint Ribbon mapping workbook from Microsoft. Microsoft also lists more PowerPoint 2007 keyboard shortcuts at its Office Online Web site.

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File Menu

PowerPoint 2003 Location PowerPoint 2007 Location Keyboard Shortcut
File > New Office button > New Ctrl-N
File > Open Office button > Open Ctrl-O
File > Close Office button > Close Ctrl-W
File > Save Office button > Save
Quick Access toolbar > Save icon
File > Save As Office button > Save As F12
File > Save As Web Page Office button > Save As (in Save As dialog, choose Web Page from Save As Type drop-down) In PP 2003: Alt-F, G
In PP 2007: F12 (in Save As dialog, choose Web Page from Save As Type drop-down)
File > File Search Windows Start button > Search In PP 2003: Alt-F, H
In PP 2007: Window key, C
File > Permission Office button > Prepare > Restrict Permission In PP 2003: Alt-F, M
In PP 2007: Alt-F, E, R
File > Package for CD Office button > Publish > Package for CD In PP 2003: Alt-F, K
In PP 2007: Alt-F, U, K
File > Web Page Preview Add to Quick Access toolbar: Office button > PowerPoint Options > Customize > All Commands > Web Page Preview > OK In PP 2003: Alt-F, B
In PP 2007: Alt-[number of position in QA toolbar]
File > Page Setup Design > Page Setup > Page Setup In PP 2003: Alt-F, U
In PP 2007: Alt-G, S
File > Print Preview Office button > Print > Print Preview In PP 2003: Alt-F, V
In PP 2007: Alt-F, W, V
File > Print Office button > Print Ctrl-P
File > Send To Office button > Send
(for more Send options, see Office button > PowerPoint Options > Customize > All Commands)
Alt-F, D
File > Properties Office button > Prepare > Properties In PP 2003: Alt-F, I
In PP 2007: Alt-F, E, P
File > Most Recently Used Documents Office button > Recent Documents Alt-F
File > Exit Office button > Exit PowerPoint Alt-F, X

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