Customizing Powerpoint Startup Menu

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Customizing Powerpoint Startup Menu
How to customize the Powerpoint (365) startup screen 
Jørgen Mølbach

Posts: 1
Joined: 2020-05-27
Hi guys,
I am trying to customize the startup screen in Powerpoint with my own menus (backstage views). The page I am refering to, is the first page shown to the user when starting Powerpoint. Containine "Home", "New",
"Open" selections.

Is this possible? And if so, which msoId is to be used? I have tried with msoId=TabOfficeStart, but that just replaced the "New" menu item on that page, and I want to insert a new one.

Please advice, and thanks for a great product.

Kind regards
Posted 27 May, 2020 05:09:54 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

Posts: 17361
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Jørgen,

Thank you for the kind words. :)

Have a look into the sample project we describe in the manual. The manual is the PDF file in the folder {Add-in Express}\Docs on your development PC. As to sample project, find the archive labelled 'Add-in Express for Office and VCL sample projects' on the Downloads page at, download the archive, unpack it and see the folder Doc Samples\Your First Microsoft Office COM Add-in. Modify the sample project: select adxBackstageView1 and add PowerPointPresentation to the Ribbons property.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 27 May, 2020 08:14:14 Top