Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Have you ever heard the old
expression that sometimes you can’t see the
forest for the trees? When your presentation
has a number of slides, sometimes you become so
concentrated on the individual slides that you
need to sit back and look at your presentation
from another perspective. Fortunately, PowerPoint
includes a couple of different ways to do just that.
Working in Slide Sorter View
Depending on your task, you will probably switch
frequently between the three main PowerPoint
views. Up to this point you have been working in
the Normal view. When you are editing the
individual slide elements, you can work best in the
default Normal view.
Viewing slides in the Slide Sorter view.
The third main view, Slide Show view, lets you
present the show in its entirety. You will work in Slide
Show view in Chapter 17, “Presenting Your
However, for a good overall look at the presentation
and an easy way to manipulate entire slides, it is
easiest in the Slide Sorter view. The Slide Sorter view
provides a thumbnail size view of each slide in the
presentation. You cannot edit slide content in Slide
Sorter view, but you can change the order in which
the slides appear as well as easily delete slides.
Viewing Slides in the Slide Sorter
From the Slide Sorter view you can view the overall
effects of your presentation, including the ability
to view a slide close up or in other color modes.
Here are a couple of your options:
Change to Slide Sorter view by clicking the Slide
Sorter icon from the View icons or by choosing
View>Presentation Views>Slide Sorter. Figure 15-1
shows a presentation in Slide Sorter view.
Use the zoom controls at the bottom to
zoom the slide collection to a larger or
smaller size. Optionally, if your mouse has a
scroll wheel, hold down the Ctrl key and
roll the scroll wheel forward to enlarge the
view or roll it backward to shrink the view
(see Figure 15-2).