Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can use any view with any window, so you can have two slides in Normal view at once,
or Slide Sorter and Notes Pages view, or any other combination. Both windows contain
the same presentation, so any changes you make in one window are reﬂ ected in the other
When you have two or more windows open, whether they are for the same presentation or
different ones, you need to arrange them for optimal viewing. You saw earlier in this
chapter how to resize a window, but did you know that PowerPoint can do some of the arranging
When you want to arrange the open windows, do one of the following:
Tile the windows. On the View tab in the Window group, click Arrange All to tile
the open windows so there is no overlap.
Cascade the windows. On the View tab in the Window group, click Cascade to
arrange the open windows so that the title bars cascade from upper left to lower
right on the screen. Click a title bar to activate a window.
These commands do not apply to minimized windows. If you want to include a window in
the arrangement, make sure you restore it from its minimized state ﬁ rst.
Switching among windows
If you have more than one window open and can see at least a corner of the window you
want, click it to bring it to the front. If you have one of the windows maximized, on the
other hand, or if another window is obscuring the one you want, click Switch Windows (in
the Window group of the View tab) and select the window you want to view.
This chapter provided an introduction to PowerPoint. You learned about PowerPoint 2013’s
new features, and now know how to:
Start and exit PowerPoint.
Navigate the user interface.
Choose the best view for the type of work you need to do on the presentation.
Work with other display features, such as zooming and rulers.
Work with multiple open presentation windows.