Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Normal View
Viewing a
Presentation
Fortunately, PowerPoint is loaded with different ways to view your presentation,
from focused takes on individual slides to top-down looks at the entire collection.
The following sections give you the grand tour.
Normal View
When you’re creating slides, you’ll probably spend most of your time working in
Normal view, shown in Figure 20-1. It gives you plenty of room to compose, offers
an area for notes at the bottom of the screen, and comes with a left-hand pane that
shows a scrolling list of all the slides in your presentation. This pane comes in two
flavors: the Slides tab, which shows a miniature of each slide, and the Outline tab,
shown in Figure 20-7, which shows the text of each slide in outline form.
When you launch PowerPoint, it opens in Normal view. If you switch to a different
view, like any of the ones described next, you can get back to Normal by clicking its
button on the status bar or clicking View Normal (Alt, W, L).
Figure 20-7:
In Normal view,
click the Outline tab
(circled) to see your
presentation’s text in
outline format.
Slide Sorter View
Here’s where to head when you want the big-picture view. Not only do you get an
at-a-glance overview (see Figure 20-8), but this view is also perfect for things like
plunking in new slides and rearranging the slide order—you can even apply
transitions across the entire collection. Here are your options:
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