Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Presentation View Options
Technically, this isn’t a view—you actually start, configure, and
control a slide show using three groups of commands on the Slide Show
tab—but it is most assuredly a full cousin to the options on the View
tab. This view gives you the best overall picture of exactly what your
audience will see. The slide contents take up your entire screen, and
the only way to switch to an alternative view is to click past the last
slide in the presentation or press Esc to return to one of the other
views. In this view, as with Reading view, you won’t have access to
deck-editing tools. However, this is a good view to use when you’re
rehearsing for your upcoming presentation or to record the length
of time each slide should be displayed.
Normal View (Slides or Outline)
Most of your initial slide setup and creation is done in Normal view, which is the only view
that gives you access to the full set of tools for working with text and placeholder objects
on individual slides. Once you begin adding interactivity to a presentation, you can also use
this view to see text and animations as well as slide transitions.
In Normal view, the Slides tab is displayed by default in the pane at the left.. Use the Slides
tab to navigate between slides. You can also drag slides within this pane to reorder them, or
right-click and use shortcut menu commands to copy, delete, and duplicate slides.
Drag the borders between the panes to change the relative size of the pane that contains
the Slides and Outline tabs, the Notes pane, and the Slide pane in Normal view.
For more information about working with text and animations, see “Adding Emphasis with
Animations” on page 615. For more information on adding slide transitions, see “Using
Transitions Between Slides” on page 629.
Click the Outline tab to change the display in the pane on the left and replace the
thumbnails with the title and text in each slide’s standard placeholders (based on the assigned
layout). To see the slide text, click the Outline button in Normal view, as shown in Figure 18-5.
Note the subtle change in the tab headings in this figure; when you reduce the width of the
pane to the point where there’s no longer room for the tab text, you see only buttons.
When you switch from the Slides tab to the Outline tab—or vice versa—the contents of the
Slide pane don’t change. You can manipulate the slide and bullet hierarchy without cutting
and pasting text across multiple placeholders. Just click inside the text in the Outline tab to
make your text edits, which appear in the Slide pane as you type.