Chapter 10: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation 211 Creating a new slide In Outline view, each outline heading represents a slide title and each subheading represents a slide’s subtitles. To create a new slide in Outline view, follow these steps: 1. Click the Outline tab to switch to Outline view. 2. Click a slide title in the Outline pane. 3. Choose one of the following: • Press Home to move the cursor to the front of the outline heading. This creates a new slide before the currently displayed slide. • Press End to move the cursor to the end of the outline heading. This creates a new slide after the currently displayed slide. 4. Press Enter. PowerPoint adds a new, blank slide to your presentation. Creating subtitles on a slide Outline view lets you create slides and add subtitles to each slide as well. To add a subtitle to a slide, follow these steps: 1. Click the Outline view tab to display the Outline pane. 2. Click a slide title and then press End to move the cursor to the end of the slide title. 3. Press Enter. PowerPoint creates a blank slide title underneath. 4. Press Tab. PowerPoint indents your slide title and turns it into subtitle text under the previous outline heading. Collapsing and expanding subtitles A large presentation consisting of multiple slides with subtitles can be hard to read. To simplify the appearance of your outline, PowerPoint lets you collapse or expand outline headings. To collapse or expand an outline heading, follow these steps: 1. Click the Outline tab to display the Outline pane. 2. Double-click the slide icon of a slide title in the Outline pane.
212 Part IV: Making Presentations with PowerPoint PowerPoint collapses any subtitles that appear under your chosen outline heading and displays a gray line under your outline heading to let you know that its subtitle text is collapsed (hidden), as shown in Figure 10-4. Figure 10-4: Outline view lets you collapse or expand subtitle text. Expanded outline heading Collapsed outline heading To expand a collapsed slide title, just double-click its slide icon. Rearranging slides Outline view makes it easy to rearrange slides just by moving slide titles up or down. To move a slide title, follow these steps: 1. Move the mouse pointer over the slide icon that appears to the left of the slide title that you want to move. The mouse turns into a two-way pointing arrow. 2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag (move) the mouse up or down. PowerPoint displays a horizontal gray line to show where the new position of the slide will appear in your presentation. 3. Release the left mouse button. PowerPoint moves your outline heading to its new position in your presentation. Deleting a slide To delete a slide in Outline view, follow these steps: 1. Click the slide icon that appears to the left of the slide title you want to delete. 2. Press Delete.