Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the View
When you are ready to leave PowerPoint, click the Close (X) button in the top-right corner
of the PowerPoint window. If you have any unsaved work, PowerPoint asks if you want to
save your changes. Because you have just been playing around in this chapter, you
probably do not have anything to save yet. (If you do have something to save, see “Saving Your
Work” in Chapter 21 and Chapter 3, “Mastering Fundamental Operations,” to learn more
about saving.) Click No to decline to save your changes, and you’re outta there.
Chapter 2, “Navigating in office,” explains how to use the various screen elements in PowerPoint and other office
Changing the View
A view is a way of displaying your presentation on-screen. PowerPoint comes with several
views because at different times during the creation process, it is helpful to look at the
presentation in different ways. For example, when you add a graphic to a slide, you need
to work closely with that slide, but when you rearrange the slide order, you need to see the
presentation as a whole.
PowerPoint offers the following presentation views:
Normal: A combination of several resizable panes so you can see the presentation
in multiple ways at once. Normal is the default view.
Outline: A variant of Normal view in which slide content appears as a text outline
in the left pane rather than as graphical slide thumbnails. This view is available
only from the View tab.
Slide Sorter: A light-table-type overhead view of all the slides in your
presentation, laid out in sections and rows, suitable for big-picture rearranging.
Slide Show: The view you use to show the presentation on-screen. Each slide ﬁ fills
the entire screen in its turn. This view is not available from the View tab, but it
is available in several other places, including in the status bar and in the Quick
Reading: Similar to Slide Show view, except it’s windowed and the status bar
remains in view. You can use Reading view to check your work as if you were
showing the slide show but still retain access to certain commands.
Notes Page: A view with the slide at the top of the page and a text box below it for
typed notes. (You can print these notes pages to use during your speech.) This view
is available only from the View tab.