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Jane's Quick Tips
Tip 6
Working in Different Views

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Normal View

The Normal View is the default view when you open PowerPoint, and it is divided into three panes. The Slides/Outline pane on the left is used to view the outline of your presentation or thumbnail pictures of your slides. The Slide pane in the center displays the active slide. The Notes pane on the bottom is used to add notes that can be used by a speaker during a presentation.

The View buttons control the look of the presentation window with a single click.

The figure below shows the Normal View of the PowerPoint 2010 window with panes identified. Take a moment to identify each of these areas of the window.

Normal View in PowerPoint 2010

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Working in Different Views

Normal View-Default View-you can add graphics to your slides as well as type, edit and format text.
-Add Animation; Edit Objects

Slide Sorter
-Displays Multiple Slides-you can perform tasks such as reordering slides and adding builds, transitions, and slide timings for electronic presentations.
-Slide Transitions; Hide slides

Notes Pages View-You can create pages to print and use as a guide during your presentation.

Reading View-In this new view, the status bar contains the Next and Previous buttons, which are used to navigate quickly throughout the presentation, and the Menu button, which is used to print, copy, and edit slides.

You can change your views under the View tab,
in the Presentation Views group

Presentation views group

reading view in PowerPoint 2010

Slide Show-Displays the slides as they appear during a
slide show.

Zoom to Fit button-Fits the slide to the current window. If your Zoom to Fit button is not showing, right click on the status bar to open the Customize Status Bar menu and click
on the Zoom to Fit feature to display.

You can also change your views by clicking on the View buttons
on the far right side of the Status bar.

view buttons on the status bar

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