Video:Different Ways to View Slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windowswith Brian Smith
Sorting through many PowerPoint slides could be difficult. Watch this video tutorial from About.com on how the different views available in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows help organize a slide deck presentation.See Transcript
Transcript:Different Ways to View Slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Hi, I’m Brian Smith for About.com here to share some tips on different ways to view your slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.
View Modes Available in PowerPoint
You’ll see that I have a basic presentation open with several slides. As you’re adding more slides to your PowerPoint presentation, you may find the need to view your slides differently in order to find information you’re looking for, to practice or present your presentation.
To start, I’m going to click on the VIEW ribbon. By default, PowerPoint puts us in what’s called the Normal view. It’s best when creating your presentation initially because it gives you more room and shows your graphics.
There is two modes of the Normal view: Slide mode which shows all your slides with any pictures or graphics, and Outline mode which only shows the text in each slide.
Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint
Next we have Slide Sorter view. This view will show thumbnails of your slides with the graphics and allow you to skip right to a slide quickly. Just double-click on a slide and it will take you to that slide in Normal View. You can also re-arrange your slides from this view simply by dragging them to a new location.
Note View in PowerPoint
Back in normal view, you’ll notice my slides have notes associated with them. Another handy view is the Notes view which shows your slide along with the notes. This is one way to practice your presentation while referring to the notes or you may want to print your slides along with the notes.
Reading View in PowerPoint
Now that your slides are done, you may want to rehearse your presentation and that’s where the Reading View could be really handy. The Reading View is a great tool for this because it will show your slide along with any transitions or animations to give you a feel of the overall presentation. By simply using your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard, you can navigate through your slide deck to see your whole presentation without having to go into full screen mode which may obscure other resources you might have on your screen.
Presentation View in PowerPoint
Finally, if you look down in the lower right corner of your PowerPoint interface, you’ll see shortcuts to all these views along with the final Presentation view that will play your presentation back full screen. I hope you’ve found these tips about PowerPoint views helpful.
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