Chapter 3

Working in Outline View

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding the outline

check Focusing on substance instead of form

check Promoting and demoting, and the lateral arabesque

check Adding a slide in the Outline tab

check Collapsing and expanding the outline

Many presentations consist of slide after slide of bulleted lists. You might see a chart here or there and an occasional bit of clip art thrown in for comic effect, but the bread and butter of the presentation is the bulleted list. It sounds boring — and it often is. But in some cases, an endless stream of bullet points turns out to be the best way to get you through.

Such presentations lend themselves especially well to outlining. PowerPoint’s Outline View lets you focus on your presentation’s main points and subpoints. In other words, it enables you to focus on content without worrying about appearance.

Calling Up the Outline

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