Learn about various views that allow you to edit and show slides in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Your slides remain the same -- yet exploring the same slides using a different view makes sense, depending upon the tasks you want to do. For
example, 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 2013 provides you will 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 2013 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 2013 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).
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 while pressing the Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys -- this table provides details on the results of these key combinations:
|Normal||Normal View||Slide Master||No Shortcut||Brings up the Outline
|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
|Goes to Browsed by an
|Slide Show||Slide Show||Brings up Set Up Show dialog box||Brings up the Present
|Goes to a quarter screen
Slide Show view
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