Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Slide Sorter View
Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation -- but there are times when you want to copy,
duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2016's Slide
Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2016 to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both
Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, but it does let you work with
the whole slide itself -- any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending upon your selection.
PowerPoint 2016 does provide most editing options to make alterations within the Ribbon tabs, and you can also populate your
Quick Access Toolbar with frequently used commands. Yet, all these tasks involve moving your cursor to the Ribbon, located above
the Slide Area and back continuously. While this movement may not result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it helps to know that
PowerPoint 2016 also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor, and it is also available
instantly with a right-click!
The repertoire of various views available in PowerPoint 2016 ranges from some views that you use all the time to others that you may
have never bothered to explore. The latter category probably includes Reading view. Reading view is similar to Slide Show view in some
ways because, in both views, the slide is shown in full-screen mode. However, in Reading view, you also see the PowerPoint title bar
and the Status Bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively. Additionally, you can also view the Windows taskbar at the
bottom of the screen.
Slide Master View
Slide Master view is an important view within PowerPoint 2016. Why? Because, if you make any changes or edits within this view, these
modifications will influence all slides within your presentation. For example, if you want to make your company logo appear on all the
slides, you will have to add the logo within the Slide Master -- or if you want the font size of your slide titles to be a little
larger or smaller, then those edits also need to be made in the Slide Master.