Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Outlines
Working with Outlines
Throughout this chapter, you
discovered how to create a presentation by
adding slides one at a time. Another, and
typically much faster, method for creating a
presentation involves using an outline. You first worked
with outlines in Word in Chapter 7, “Discovering
Word Tools.” Working with a PowerPoint outline is
very similar. In fact, you can create your
presentation based on an outline that you saved in Word.
The pane on the left side of a presentation has two
tabs. The first tab is for the Slide list pane, but
behind that tab is the Outline tab. Click the
Outline tab to begin working with the presentation
outline in the Outline pane.
Figure 14-32
Typing in the Outline pane.
The second level in a PowerPoint outline is for
items such as subtitles and bullet points. Click at
the end of the slide you want to add a subtitle or
bullet point. Press Enter to create a new line and
press the Tab key. Pressing the Tab key indents the
text and makes it into a second level heading. If
the current slide is in a Title layout, the second
level text becomes a subtitle, or if the current slide
is a Title and Content layout, the second level text
becomes bullet points as you see in Figure 14-33.
The best way to begin the outline is to create the
slides and their titles. PowerPoint treats the first
line of outline text as the first slide title. Usually
the first slide in a new presentation is a title slide
layout, so on the first line you should type a title
for your presentation. When you press the Enter
key the insertion point moves to the next line and
PowerPoint creates another slide, which by default
is in a Title and Content layout. Again, the text you
type in the outline becomes the slide title. You
keep typing the slide titles until you have the
slides you want. Figure 14-32 illustrates the
Outline pane with the slide titles.
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