Normal View in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn about Normal view in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Date Created: April 3rd 2008
Last Updated: February 26th 2009
PowerPoint 2010 continues the tradition of previous versions of the program by 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 / Outline pane, the Slide area, and the Notes pane. If you cannot see the Slides / Outline pane in Normal view, scroll down to read a tip that will help you restore that pane.
Figure 1: Normal View
To navigate to the next slide you can use the vertical scrollbar on the Slide Area, or the Next and the Previous buttons located at it's bottom. You can also use the Page Up and Page Down keys to navigate between the slides.
If you are not in Normal view, you can easily get to this view by choosing the View tab on Ribbon, locate the Presentation Views group, and click the Normal button (highlighted in red in 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 in Figure 3) located towards the right side of the Status Bar.
Figure 3: Normal view button on the status bar
- F6: Move clockwise among panes in Normal view
- Shift + F6: Move counterclockwise among panes in Normal view
- Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Switch between Slides and Outline tabs in the Slides pane in Normal view
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