To help you during all phases of developing a
presentation, PowerPoint provides three different views: Normal,
Slide Sorter, and Slide Show. You can switch from one view to
another by clicking a view button located on the Status bar or by
in the Presentation Views
on the View tab.
In any view, you can use the Zoom feature on the Status bar to
increase and decrease the page view
and display the slide to
fit the screen.
Use the Normal view to work with the three
underlying elements of a presentationthe outline, slide, and
noteseach in its own pane. These panes provide an overview of your
presentation and let you work on all of its
. You can adjust
the size of the panes by dragging the pane borders. You can use the
Outline pane to develop and organize your presentation's content.
Use the Slide pane to add text, graphics, movies, sounds, and
to individual slides, and the Notes pane to add speaker
notes or notes you want to share with your audience.
Use the Outline pane in Normal view to develop
your presentation's content. Individual slides are numbered and a
slide icon appears for each slide.
Use the Slides pane in Normal view to preview
each slide. Click the slide you want to view. You can also move
through your slides using the scroll bars or the Previous Slide and
Next Slide buttons. When you drag the scroll box up or down on the
vertical scroll bar, a label appears that indicates which slide
will be displayed if you release the mouse button.
Use the Slide Sorter view to organize your
slides, add actions between slidescalled slide transitionsand apply
other effects to your slide show. The Animations tab helps you add
slide transitions and control your presentation. When you add a
slide transition, you see an icon that indicates an action will
take place as one slide
another during a show. If you hide
a slide, you see an icon that indicates the slide will not be shown
during the presentation.
Slide Show view
your slides one at a
time. Use this view when you're ready to rehearse or give your
presentation. To move through the slides, click the screen, or
press Enter to move through the show.