Ribbon in PowerPoint 

The “Ribbon” in PowerPoint is a long strip at the top of the application screen that provides access to all the features and commands in PowerPoint.

A ribbon contains elements such as tabs, groups, commands, more buttons, dropdowns, etc. that make it easy to find a command and complete a task.

What is a Ribbon in PowerPoint?

Is a set of tools that are arranged within groups in separate tabs. Each tab contains several commands that are grouped according to their functions.

Contents of a Ribbon

Tabs The “Tabs” are a list of labels located at the top of the ribbon. Each label is called a “Tab” in PowerPoint and contains sets of tools to create and edit slides.

Contextual Tabs

The “Contextual Tab” is a special kind of tab within the ribbon. The “Shape Format” tab and the “Picture Format” tab are examples of contextual tabs.


The “Gallery” in a ribbon is a collection of styles or properties for elements like themes, shapes, pictures, etc. The galleries usually contain a dropdown pane of preview thumbnails.


In the ribbon area, each section of commands is considered a “Group”. The groups under each tab vary. Each group contains a set of related commands for ease of use.


The “Commands” in the ribbon are the clickable options. Each command will carry out a function related to creating and editing the slides.

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