Missing menu items
PowerPoint 2000 tries to simplify your life by showing you an abbreviated set of menu items that features only the items most often used by most people.
If you want to see the other available menu options, click the bottommost item on the opened up menu (it looks a little like a down-pointing arrowhead). PowerPoint remembers the menu options you choose and rearranges the menus on the fly so that your most-used menu choices are at the top of the drop-down menus.
When menu options change this way, it can be disconcerting. If you'd rather your menu options stayed put, here's what you can do:
- Right-click any toolbar and click Customize on the pop-up menu that appears (or choose Tools, Customize from the menu bar)
- Click the Options tab of the Customize dialog box
- Remove the checkmark next to Menus show recently used commands first
- Click the Close button
Now PowerPoint will show you all of the options on its menus