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Views in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn about various views that allow you to edit and show slides in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

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.

View tab of the Ribbon
Figure 1: View tab of the Ribbon

PowerPoint 2013 views accessible from the View tab of the Ribbon are:

  1. Normal View
  2. Outline View
  3. Slide Sorter
  4. Notes Page
  5. Reading View
  6. Slide Master
  7. Handout Master
  8. Notes Master

We also explore two other views which are accessible from other tabs of the Ribbon, or elsewhere within the PowerPoint 2013 interface:

  1. Slide Show
  2. Presenter View

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
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:

  Click
Shift-click
Ctrl-click
Alt-click
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
Tip: Do you want to learn about some new shortcuts? Or do you want to know if your favorite keyboard shortcuts are documented? Go and get a copy of our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book.

See Also:

Views in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Views in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
Views in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Views in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Views in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Views in PowerPoint Online

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