Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 3: Working in Outline View
Figure 3-1: Viewing the outline.
You can expand the area devoted to the outline by clicking and dragging the
border of the Outline pane.
The following list highlights a few important things to notice about the outline:
✓ The outline is comprised of the titles and body text of each slide. Any
other objects that you add to a slide — such as pictures, charts, and so
on — are not included in the outline. Also, if you add any text objects to
the slide in addition to the basic title and body text placeholders in the
slide layout, the additional text objects are not included in the outline.
✓ Each slide is represented by a high-level heading in the outline. The
text of this heading is taken from the slide’s title, and an icon that
represents the entire slide appears next to the heading. Also, the slide
number appears to the left of the Slide icon.
✓ Each text line from a slide’s body text appears as an indented heading.
This heading is subordinate to the slide’s main title heading.
✓ An outline can contain subpoints that are subordinate to the main
points on each slide. PowerPoint enables you to create as many as
nine heading levels on each slide, but your slides will probably get too
complicated if you go beyond two headings. You can find more about
working with heading levels in the section “Promoting and Demoting
Paragraphs,” later in this chapter.