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PowerPoint's Normal view has a view of the current slide, an area for notes, the task pane on the right, and the Slide Thumbnail/ Outline pane on the left (Figure 2.24).

Figure 2.24Figure 2.24 Use Normal view to display three window areas: the slide, the Notes pane, and the Outline/Slide Thumbnail pane.

To use Normal view:

  1. Choose View > Normal or click the Normal View button at the bottom of the window.

  2. Work on the current slide in the slide pane (the main part of the view).

  3. Click the Notes pane and type any speaker notes pertinent to the current slide.

  4. To display a different slide, click its title in the Outline pane, or navigate to it with the scroll bar or the Page Down and Page Up keys. (You could also select the slide's thumbnail.)

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