When PowerPoint starts, it opens by default in Normal view. In Normal view, the application window includes the following areas:
Slides tab - A tab in the left pane with thumbnail previews of your slides. You can click and drag the thumbnails to rearrange slides.
Outline tab - A tab in the left pane with the titles and text from your slides. You can edit text in the outline or directly on a slide.
Slide pane - Displays the slide that is currently selected in the Slides tab.
Notes pane - Displays speaker notes for the slide currently active in the Slide pane.