Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can use any view with any window, so you can have two slides in Normal view at once,
or Slide Sorter and Notes Pages view, or any other combination. Both windows contain
the same presentation, so any changes you make in one window are reﬂ ected in the other
When you have two or more windows open, whether they are for the same presentation or
different ones, you need to arrange them for optimal viewing. You saw earlier in this chap-
ter how to resize a window, but did you know that PowerPoint can do some of the arranging
When you want to arrange the open windows, do one of the following:
■ Tile the windows. On the View tab, click Arrange All to tile the open windows so
there is no overlap.
■ Cascade the windows. On the View tab, click Cascade to arrange the open windows
so that the title bars cascade from upper left to lower right on the screen. Click a
title bar to activate a window.
These commands do not apply to minimized windows. If you want to include a window in
the arrangement, make sure you restore it from its minimized state ﬁ rst.
Switching among Windows
If you have more than one window open and can see at least a corner of the window you
want, click it to bring it to the front. If you have one of the windows maximized, on the
other hand, or if another window is obscuring the one you want, click Switch Windows (on
the View tab) and select the window you want to view.
Using the Help System
The PowerPoint help system is like a huge instruction book in electronic format. You can
look up almost any PowerPoint task you can imagine and get step-by-step instructions for
To open the PowerPoint Help window, press F1, or click the Help icon (the question mark) in
the upper-right corner of the PowerPoint window, as shown in Figure 1.30.
There are two ways to look up information in the help system:
Click one of the topics on the default PowerPoint Help window shown in Figure 1.30,
and then keep clicking subtopics to narrow down the search until you arrive at
what you want.