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The different PowerPoint views allow you to work on different parts of your presentation such as slides, slide thumbnails, text and running your presentation as a slideshow.
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Using Presentation Views to change the application interface to work on specific content in a presentation.
When to use
To change the application interface of PowerPoint to achieve various tasks.
- On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click:
- Normal to see thumbnails of slides, a large slide editing area and Speaker Notes for that slide, or
- Outline View to work with text, or
- Slide Sorter to organize and manipulate slides, or
- Notes Page to view the slide, combined with Speaker notes, or
- Reading View to view the slide show of your presentation in a window without switching to a full screen slide show.
As covered in other modules, Master Views help you work with a specific Master – buttons in the Master Views group allow you to access the Slide Master, Handout Master, and the Notes Master.
Presentation View keyboard shortcuts:
Outline View: Alt+W+PO
Slide Sorter: Alt+W+I
Notes Page: Alt+W+T
Reading View: Alt+W+D
Master View keyboard shortcuts:
Slide Master: Alt+W+M
Handout Master: Alt+W+H
Notes Master: Alt+W+K
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