Create and print a presentation in Outline view

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Overview of working in Outline view

There are several ways to view a presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, and each view is designed for a different purpose. For example, in Outline view, PowerPoint displays your presentation as an outline made up of the titles and main text from each slide. Each title appears on the left side of the pane that contains the Outline tab, along with a slide icon and slide number. The main text is indented under the slide title. Graphic objects appear only as small notations on the slide icon in Outline view.

Working in Outline view is particularly handy if you want to make global edits, get an overview of your presentation, change the sequence of bullets or slides, or apply formatting changes.

When you save your presentation as a Web page, the text on the Outline tab becomes a table of contents so that you can navigate through the slides.

 Note   The Outline and Slides tabs change to display an icon when the pane becomes narrow. If the Outline tab is hidden, you can widen the pane by dragging the right border.

Show or widen the pane

Increase the size of the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs.

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Create a presentation in Outline view

  1. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.
  2. In the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Outline tab.
  3. On the Outline tab, place the pointer, and then either paste your content or begin typing text.

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View a presentation in Outline view

  1. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.
  2. In the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Outline tab.

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Print a presentation in Outline view

  1. Open the presentation that you want to print.
  2. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal.
  3. In the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Outline tab.
  4. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, point to the arrow next to Print, and then click Print Preview.
  1. In the Page Setup group, click the arrow under Print What, and then click Outline View.
  2. To specify the page orientation, click the arrow under Orientation, and then click Landscape or Portrait.
  3. Click Print.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007