Presentation Views using the ribbon in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

There are five PresentationViews in PowerPoint 2019, as well as three Master Views. Two additional views areavailable. The first, called the PresenterView, is located on the SlideShow tab. This view allows the presentation to be viewed on twomonitors. The audience display will show the presentation without notes,while the speaker can enjoy having access to the slides and notes aswell as other great features while presenting. Setting up Presenter View is addressed under its owntopic in this book. The other view is the Slide Show View, which is used to show thepresentation to the audience. The Slide ShowView takes up the whole screen, hiding the program tabs, ribbon,and menu. Use this view to see how your presentation will display to anaudience when presenting.

Click on the View tab on the ribbonto access the Presentation Viewsgroup, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

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We’ll get to see the following types of view:

  • Normal View: This allows the userto work on all features of the presentation in one place. This is themain view, where all editing and formatting takes place. It consists ofthe Slide pane and Notes pane (if active), as illustrated in thefollowing screenshot:
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  • Outline View: Use this view topaste a Word outline into a presentation with ease. It is also a reallyeasy way to edit text on presentation slides, as illustrated inthe following screenshot:
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  • Slide Sorter View: This showsslides in thumbnail view. In this view, you can copy and move slideswith ease, reorder slides, and play animations and transitions perslide. A great feature in this view is the ability to organize yourpresentation into sections (categories), which will be discussed under aseparate topic in this book. This view is illustrated in the followingscreenshot:
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  • Notes Page View: This viewconsists of Notes pane contents, as well as the slide the notes referto. These notes can be printed out as handouts for the audience. Thisview is illustrated in the following screenshot:
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  • Reading View: This view is notused to present to an audience on a big screen, but rather to someoneviewing the presentation on a computer. When using Reading View the screen will display as awindow on the screen, with similar controls as viewing the presentationin Slide Show view when presenting to an audience. To exit this view,simply press the Esc key on your keyboard. This view can beseen in the following screenshot:
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We will now look at the different options presented to us on thestatus bar.

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