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Why isn't the Insert Slide command on the Insert tab?


Ever since there was a PowerPoint, we've gone to the Insert menu to insert new slides into our presentations. Now in PowerPoint 2007, the Insert Slide button has wandered off to the Home tab.

This probably makes it easier for new PowerPoint users to find it and add slides, but for anyone who's worked with previous versions, this is a total nuisance. It's simply in the wrong place.


We've created a tiny add-in that does nothing but put a copy of the Insert Slide group of commands on the Insert tab. Where it belongs.

It does nothing else.

It doesn't even remove the existing Insert Slide group from the Home tab.

So we call it DoNothing.

You can download DoNothing (DoNothing.ppam, under 10kb) here Do NOT simply click this link. Instead, right-click and choose Save target. Save it to a convenient location, then install it like so:

If you already have the tools to edit XML code in Office files and would like to see the code behind this add-in, download the source PPTM file (DoNothing.pptm) here. Again, right-click the link and save the file to a convenient location.

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Why isn't the Insert Slide command on the Insert tab?
Last update 07 June, 2011