Slides and Outline Pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Learn about the Slide / Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: By Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
Continuing our exploration of the new Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Mac interface that now sports the Ribbon, we now explore the Slides/Outline pane which is relatively similar in its look and feel to the one in older PowerPoint versions for Mac.
The Slides/Outline pane is normally placed on
the left side of the interface, as shown in Figure 1 (highlighted
Figure 1: Slide/Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011
The pane contains two tabs -- the
Slides tab and the Outline tab (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Slides and Outline tab
The two tabs are explained below:
- The Slides tab of the pane allows the user to move slides easily from one position to the other as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Slides tab
As shown in Figure 3 above, if the presentation has more slides than the length of the pane can display, you'll get a scroll bar to navigate up and down.
You can select one or more slides within the Slides tab of the pane, and perform basic slide level edits such as deleting the slide, copying and pasting slides, duplicating and rearranging them, etc. If you need to view more slides at a time and perform basic slide level edits, you'll want to change the PowerPoint view to Slide Sorter.
- Outline tab (see Figure 4) displays
the title and text content of the slides.
Figure 4: Outline tab
You can right click anywhere in the outline tab to get edit options in the context menu as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Outline tab edit options
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