Learn about various views that allow you to edit and show slides in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Your slides remain the same, yet the various views in PowerPoint make exploring those same slides a little different. This approach makes
sense because viewing slides in Slide Show view gives an entirely different perspective than editing them in Normal view. Further, it's easier
to reorder and work with multiple slides in Slide Sorter view -- and make changes to individual slides in Normal view. All put together,
PowerPoint 2016 provides you with ten different views. Eight of these views can be
accessed from the View tab of the Ribbon, as
shown in Figure 1. Then click on any of the buttons in the Presentation Views and
Master Views group. All views are explained in more detail in separate, linked pages.
Figure 1: View tab of the Ribbon
PowerPoint 2016 views accessible from the View tab of the Ribbon are:
We also explore two other views which are accessible from other tabs of the Ribbon, or elsewhere within the PowerPoint 2016 interface:
Other than the View tab of the Ribbon, you can also access most of these views by clicking the four small
buttons towards the right side of the Status Bar (see
Figure 2: View buttons
These four buttons (explained from left to right) allow quick access to the same views -- in addition to just clicking these four buttons, you can also click them along with the Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys. The table below provides details on the results of these key combinations:
|Normal||Normal View||Slide Master||No Shortcut||Brings up the Outline view|
|Slide Sorter||Slide Sorter View||Handout Master||No Shortcut||No Shortcut|
|Reading||Reading View||Brings up Set Up Show dialog box||Goes to Browsed by an Individual view||Goes to Browsed by an Individual view|
|Slide Show||Slide Show||Brings up Set Up Show dialog box||Brings up the Present Online option||Goes to a quarter screen Slide Show view|
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