Different Slide Views for Different Purposes
Use the Slide View That is Right for the Task
To access all the different slide views, click on the View ribbon at the top of the screen. On the left end of the View tab of the ribbon you will see the different choices for methods to view your Slides.
Normal View or Slide View in powerpoint 2007
The Most Common Slide View
Normal View or Slide View as it is more commonly known, is the most often used view while creating a powerpoint presentation.
When you first start the program, the screen opens in Normal View. Working on a large version of a slide is helpful when designing your presentation.
Slide Sorter View in powerpoint 2007
Miniature Versions of the Slides
Notes Pages in powerpoint 2007
Notes for the Presenter
Notes Pages show a smaller version of the slide with an area below for printed notes. Each slide is created on its own notes page. The speaker can print these pages out to use as a reference while making his presentation. The notes do not show on the screen during the presentation.
See Also ~ 10 Tips on Becoming a Better Presenter
Slide Show View in powerpoint 2007
It's Show Time
Slide Show view is the view used for presenting to an audience. The whole screen is taken over by your powerpoint 2007 presentation.
Slide Show view can be accessed from the View tab of the ribbon or by pressing the F5 key on the keyboard.
To exit Slide Show view at any time, press the Esc key on the keyboard.
See Also ~ 12 Tips About powerpoint Slide Shows
Outline View in powerpoint 2007
Outline View can be accessed by selecting the Outline tab on the Slides/Outline pane at the left of the powerpoint 2007 screen. Outline view shows all the text of all Slides in a list. No graphics are shown in Outline view.
Outline view is useful for quick editing purposes and can be exported out as a Word document to use as a summary handout.
Quick Access Buttons to Different Slide Views
Quick Access Buttons
It is not necessary to switch to the View ribbon in order to quickly see your Slides in a different view.
At the bottom right corner of the powerpoint screen, you will see the quick access buttons. These handy buttons are the same as in previous versions of powerpoint. The screen shot above indicates the different buttons and their uses. You can quickly switch to Slide Sorter view, Normal (or Slide) view, or Slide Show view. You can also zoom in or out on the current view, or fit the current slide to the window.
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