PowerPoint offers a several ways to view your presentation as you go through the design process and when the presentation is complete.
Figure 22. Presentation Views Group
Normal view is where you’ll probably spend the bulk of your time when working in PowerPoint.
Figure 23. Normal View
The Outline tab is great when you just want to enter your presentation text without worrying about formatting and placement.
The Slides tab is the main view which displays your slides in thumbnail images. Just click a thumbnail to see the associated slide in a larger view.
The Notes Pane, located at the bottom of your screen is an easy place to type Speaker Notes that you can later print.
Switching to Normal View
1. Choose the Normal View command in the Presentation Views group on the View tab
Slide Sorter View
Slide Sorter view is used to view of your slides in thumbnail form. This is an easy place to rearrange slide, delete them or even copy them for other presentations.
From this view you can also add slide timings and transitions.
Figure 24. Slide Sorter View
Switching to Slide Sorter View
1. Choose the Slide Sorter command in the Presentation Views group on the View tab
Notes Page View
Even though you can type your notes in the Notes Pane in Normal View, PowerPoint also offers a Notes Page view.
Figure 25. Notes Page View
Switching to Notes Page View
Choose the Notes Page command in the Presentation Views group on the View tab
Slide Show View
The Slide Show View encompasses your entire screen so you can see how the presentation would look when presented.
Switching to Slide Show View
1. Choose the Notes Page command in the Presentation Views group on the View tab
Returning to Normal View
1. Press [ESC]