Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Understanding How Outline and Slide Content Relate
Understanding How Outline
and Slide Content Relate
Y ou can enter presentation text in Outline view or directly on a slide in Normal view. Typing text
into a slide in Normal view can be cumbersome and time consuming — you need to move and
manage text and bullets, possibly from slide to slide. In Outline view, you type text in a familiar
outline form. To take advantage of Outline view, you must first become familiar with it. You can work
more effectively when you understand how the contents of the outline and slides relate to each other.
One Heading, One Slide
Every top-level heading (a heading at level one in the outline) is the title of a slide.
When you type text in a title placeholder on a slide, it appears as a level-one heading
in the outline. When you type a level-one heading in the outline, PowerPoint adds a
slide and the level-one heading appears in the title placeholder on the slide.
Bullet to Bullet
The second level of headings in an outline becomes the bullets in the content
placeholder on the corresponding slide. If you have more than one level of bullets in
the outline, there will be multiple levels of bullets on the slide, and vice versa. As
you type, PowerPoint manages the bullets, but you can change the way they look.
Graphics never appear in the outline. You place graphics on slides and you see them
in the Slide pane. You can insert graphics in a content placeholder, in a header or
footer, or in any available location on the slide. An advantage of Outline view is
that graphics do not appear in the outline, so you can concentrate on text.
Special text elements include headers, footers, text boxes, tables,
charts, and in some cases, WordArt. Many of the graphics have text
elements. Text elements such as these are some of the graphics that
appear on a slide — they do not appear as part of the outline.