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Slides and Outline Pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Learn about the Slide / Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac

Introducing the Slides/Outline Pane
About Slides/Outline Pane

Introducing the Slides/Outline Pane

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 in red).

Slide/Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011
Figure 1: Slide/Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011

Tip - Is the Slides/Outline pane not visible even in Normal view? Choose View from the menu and choose the Normal option.


About Slide/Outline Pane

The pane contains two tabs -- the Slides tab and the Outline tab (see Figure 2).

Slides and Outline tab
Figure 2: Slides and Outline tab

The two tabs are explained below:

  1. The Slides tab of the pane allows the user to move slides easily from one position to the other as shown in Figure 3.

    Slides tab in PowerPoint

    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.

  2. Outline tab (see Figure 4) displays the title and text content of the slides.

    Outline tab in PowerPoint
    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.

    Outline Tab Edit Options
    Figure 5: Outline tab edit options


See Also:

Slides Pane in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Slides Pane in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Slides and Outline Pane in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Slides and Outline Pane in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Slides and Outline Pane in PowerPoint 2003 for Windows


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