Learn about Normal view in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
PowerPoint 2016 continues
providing several views that enable you to view and edit
your slides. Unarguably, Normal view is the default and most often used view (see Figure 1 below). This view displays
one slide at a time in the Slide Area, and is used mainly for editing
and creating slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the
Slides Pane, the
Slide Area, and the
Notes Pane. If you cannot see the Slides Pane in Normal view,
scroll down this page to read a tip that will help you restore that pane.
Figure 1: Normal View in PowerPoint 2016
To navigate to the next slide, you can use the vertical scrollbar on the Slide Area, or the Next and Previous buttons located at its bottom. You can also use the Page Up and Page Down keys on your keyboard to navigate between the slides -- all these techniques are explained in further detail within our Slide Area tutorial.
If you are not in Normal view, you can easily get to this view by choosing the View tab on
Ribbon, and clicking the Normal button
(highlighted in red within Figure 2).
Figure 2: Normal button within Presentation Views group
Other than the View tab of the Ribbon, you can also access the Normal view by clicking the Normal button
(highlighted in red within Figure 3) located towards the right side of the
Figure 3: Normal view button on the Status Bar
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