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Alternate Views

  • In addition to " Normal " there are several other views available for previewing your presentation.

  • To toggle between the alternate views, click on the tabs located at the top of the center window view.

  • Views can also be changed by going to the View menu and putting a check next to the desired view.

  • Normal View -This view is where you will create and edit your presentation.

  • Outline View - This view shows the titles of all the slides in an outline form. You can change or add titles by clicking to the left of the outline bullet.

  • Notes View - This view allows you to add notes about slides. The notes will not show in the presentation, but will print on the handouts.

    To add notes to your presentation:

    • Click on the Notes tab.
    • You will see a frame at the bottom of the window labeled "Click to add notes."
    • Click once in this window and add text.

  • Handout View -This view allows you to create handouts for your presentation. You can create handouts with 1 to 6 slides per page.

To choose your handout design:

    • Click on the Handouts tab.
    • On the right-hand side of the window there will be five different handout designs that you can choose from.
    • Choose your desired handout layout.

  • Slide Sorter View -This view allows you to preview your presentation slides as thumbnails. You can insert, delete, copy and move your slides around in this view.

    To manipulate your slides in "Slide Sorter" view :

    • Go to View->Slide Sorter.
    • To rearrange slides, click on the slide you wish to move, hold down the mouse button, and move the object to a new location in the presentation (between slides, at the beginning or at the end). Lift up on the mouse button when you are satisfied with the new location. A vertical line between the slides indicates the position to which you are moving the slide.
    • To return to Normal view, go to View-> Normal.

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