Normal View

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Normal View

Normal View

When PowerPoint starts, it opens by default in Normal view. In Normal view, the application window includes the following areas:

  • Slides tab - A pane in the left pane with thumbnail previews of your slides. You can click and drag the thumbnails to rearrange slides.
  • 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.

In PowerPoint 2010, the Notes pane will open by default in Normal view; however, in PowerPoint 2013 you must enable it by clicking NOTES in the Status bar.