Live Preview and the Mini Toolbar
Two new features to PowerPoint 2007 include Live Preview and the Mini Toolbar.
Live Preview occurs when you make a change to a selected item, such as changing the background colour of a slide, and PowerPoint previews how it will look before you make your desired change.
The Mini Toolbar appears when you select the text within a placeholder. A transparent toolbar that may not be that obvious at first glance is displayed. Hover the mouse over the toolbar to bring it to life.
If you decide you do not like either of these features you can switch them off. Click the Office Button and then PowerPoint Options. The PowerPoint Options dialogue box is displayed.
With the Popular area selected the first two options are Show Mini Toolbar on selection and Enable Live Preview. Check or uncheck the options as necessary.