Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Reading View
Viewing a
one slide at a time, seeing effects and transitions, just as you would during an actual
presentation. But Reading view is a working view of your slideshow. Unlike in Slide
Show view, the task bar remains visible, so you can switch to another program
without ending the slideshow. This comes in handy when you want to check a fact on the
company website or ask a colleague a question via instant message, and you don’t
want to exit the slideshow to do it.
Figure 20-9:
Use Reading view to
preview your
presentation without having
PowerPoint take over
your computer’s
display. Multitaskers
of the world, rejoice!
PowerPoint title bar
Windows taskbar
Navigation buttons
Menu button
View buttons
PowerPoint Status Bar
To fire up this view, click the status bar’s Reading View button or select View Reading
View (Alt, W, D). PowerPoint quickly launches your show in most of the screen, with
these additional elements visible:
The PowerPoint title bar appears above the slide, so you can resize the window
or close PowerPoint. If you want to check the spelling of a vice president’s name
on slide 34, for example, you can resize the PowerPoint window and open the
company directory in Word, and then compare the two.
The status bar , the horizontal band directly under the slide, shows which slide
you’re on. On the right side, arrows let you move forward or backward through
the presentation. The Menu button also lets you navigate or end the
presentation, print it (page 562), edit individual slides (which switches you to Normal
view), or see the slides on the full screen (switching you to Slide Show view).
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