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Using Different Slide Sorter Views


Using different slide views

Five different views are available for a slide show

  • Slide View - in which the current slide is seen with a set of slide thumbnails displayed on the left
  • Outline View - in which a text outline of the presentation is seen
  • Slide Sorter View - in which thumbnail images of each slide in the presentation are seen
  • Notes Page View - in which a small image of the slide is accompanied by a notes section
  • Slide Show - in which a full sized version of each slide is seen on the full computer screen

This panel of buttons at the bottom left of the PowerPoint screen allows selection of three of the the views

Normal View

- Click on the button to display Normal view.

You must be working in Normal View to edit text, images, or colors on the slide.

Outline View

Older versions of PowerPoint included a button down on the bottom left which could be used to access Outline view. In PowerPoint XP Outline view is opened by clicking on the tab on the left pane which displays slide thumbnails when you are in Normal view. Notice that the title Tennessee is missing in outline view. Outline view displays text only and the word Tennessee was created in Word Art, which is actually a picture, not text.

In outline view you can quickly scan the entire presentation, edit text, but not the color of text, or do a spell check. You could also print the outline view to keep for speaker's notes as you present your show.

Slide Sorter View

- Click on the button to display Slide Sorter view.

This is one of the most useful views. From this view you can:
  • click and drag to move a slide to a new position in the presentation,
  • copy a slide and Paste a duplicate into the presentation,
  • set a Transition for each individual slide or for the entire presentation,
  • choose the method of Animating text,
  • get an overview of what the entire presentation will look like.

Notes Page View

Older versions of PowerPoint included a button down on the bottom left which could be used to access Notes Page view. In PowerPoint XP Notes Page view is opened by clicking on the View menu and selecting Notes Page.

This view suggests two principal uses:
  • Print a set of these for use as speaker's notes. In each notes section below the slide image you might record important points you want to be sure your audience knows about before going to the next slide. Do not try to say everything you want to say on the slide.
  • Leave the notes area blank and print a set of these for each person in your audience. Encourage them to make notes regarding the slide.
  • If you have other uses to suggest, please send Email .

Slide Show

Clicking the button above will begin the slide show. You may also begin the show by selecting Slide Show from the View menu, by selecting View Show from the Slide Show menu, or by pressing the F5 key.

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