Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Reading View
Viewing a
Insert a new slide. Click between any two slides and then press Ctrl+M to
insert a Title and Content slide. Or use the Home tab’s New Slide button (Alt, H, I)
to select the kind of slide you want to insert. When PowerPoint inserts the slide,
you can leave it there as a placeholder or double-click it to switch to Normal
view for editing.
Move slides. Seeing slides in the context of the whole slideshow helps you
organize a presentation. Click the slide you want to move (hold down Shift or Ctrl to
select multiple slides) and drag it to its new position.
Change a presentation’s theme. Head for the Design tab to apply a new look
from the Themes gallery (Alt, G, H). Doing this in Slide Sorter view gives you a
feel for how a theme looks across your entire presentation.
Create or Edit transitions between slides. A transition is how one slide moves
to the next during a slideshow. In Slide Sorter view, you can apply the same
transition to all the slides in your presentation; press Ctrl+A to select all the
slides (or simply choose the ones you want) and then head to the Transitions
tab to choose a transition. Page 653 tells you all about working with transitions.
To edit any slide, double-click it. PowerPoint whisks you over to Normal view, with
the slide you selected ready and waiting as the active one.
Figure 20-8:
In Slide Sorter view,
you see small
versions of the slides in
your presentation,
laid out in order. Click
and drag any slide to
move it to a different
spot in the
Reading View
New in PowerPoint 2010, Reading view (Figure 20-9) gives you a preview of your
slides, just like Slide Show view (coming up). PowerPoint hides the ribbon, and the
current slide takes up most of the screen. You can move through your presentation
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