An Outline View in PowerPoint displays our Presentation as an Outline that contains all the Titles and the Main Text of each Slide. When we work in Outline view it is quite handy if we make a lot of edits in the Presentation. For example, we can rearrange the Headings, the sequence of the Slides, the sequence of the Bulleting or even apply Formatting changes in our Slides. If someone is not quite comfortable working in Outline View in PowerPoint, we can always save our Presentation as an Outline and then do all the editing in Microsoft Word. The procedure of saving our Presentation as an Outline is quite easy and will be described below.
In the image below, we can see our Presentation and all the Slides that contain it.
Then, we must select the File tab so we can move into Backstage View, and then from the left of the task pane we select the category Export as shown below. Then from the middle of the Export task pane we select the command Change File Type as we can see.
Once the Change File Type command is selected from the Export area of the task pane, at the right we can see most of the available File Types that we can change our Presentation into. This area is separated into three categories of File Types which are the following:
Presentation File Types
Image File Types
Other File Types
In order for us to Save our Presentation as an Outline, we must select the Save As command located under the area named Other File Types as shown in the image below.
Once we select the command Save As, the Save As dialog box appears as shown below. In this dialog box, we select the drop-down menu at the right of the command Save As Type. Once the drop-down menu appears, we locate and select Outline/RTF (*.rtf). Next, we define where the File will be stored and then in the text pane next to the command File Name, we type in the Name that we want for our File. Finally, we press the Save button and that is it. Our Presentation has been saved as an Outline.
In the image below, I have located where the Outline File our Presentation has been stored, where we notice also besides the Name of the File, the extension of it which is RTF (Rich Text Format).
In the image below, I have opened the Outline File of our Presentation, where we can see the actual Outline of our Presentation.
In my next post I will display how to Import an Outline that we created in Microsoft Word into a PowerPoint Presentation.
Below you can check out the video describing How To Save Our Presentation as an Outline in PowerPoint.
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