A view is a way of displaying your presentation on-screen. PowerPoint comes with several views because at different times during the creation process, it is helpful to look at the presentation in different ways. For example, when you add a graphic to a slide, you need to work closely with that slide, but when you rearrange the slide order, you need to see the presentation as a whole.
PowerPoint offers the following views:
Normal: A combination of several resizable panes, so you can see the presentation in multiple ways at once. Normal is the default view.
Slide Sorter: A light-table-type overhead view of all the slides in your presentation, laid out in rows, suitable for big-picture rearranging.
Notes Page: A view with the slide at the top of the page and a text box below it for typed notes. (You can print these notes pages to use during your speech.)
Slide Show: The view you use to show the presentation on-screen. Each slide fills the entire screen in its turn.
There are two ways to change a view: click a button on the View tab, or click one of the view buttons in the bottom-right corner of the screen. See Figure 20-7. All of the views are available in both places except Notes Page, which you can access only from the View tab.
When you save, close, and reopen a file, PowerPoint opens the same view in which you left the ...