This browser does not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's intended design. May we suggest that you upgrade your browser?

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2008

Viewing Online Presentations: The Environment

Once a PowerPoint presentation is saved as an html file, you can view it using a web browser. Viewing a PowerPoint presentation in a web browser is a wonderful option for computers that do not have PowerPoint software. This document provides a simple guide to understanding the layout of the online presentation's environment.

This document addresses online presentations as they appear in Internet Explorer 7.
For more information on web presentations, refer to Working with Online Presentations.

return to topFrames

When viewing a presentation as a web page, the browser view is divided into three frames.
The online presentation environment

Frame Description
Outline This frame displays the title of each slide. By using this frame, you can easily navigate through the presentation by clicking the title of the slide you wish to view.
Slide This frame displays the selected slide.
Notes This frame displays notes typed in PowerPoint. The Notes frame appears only if selected when saving the presentation as an html file in PowerPoint.


return to topButtons

A toolbar on the bottom of the browser hosts a series of buttons to help you view the online presentation.
Web presentation buttons

Button Description
Show/Hide Outline Hides or displays the Outline frame
Expand/Collapse Outline Hides or displays sub points of the outline
Show/Hide Notes Hides or displays the Notes frame
Previous Slide Moves to the previous slide
Slide Indicator Displays the number of the currently displayed slide
Next Slide Moves to the next slide
Full Screen Slide Show Launches the slide show in full screen mode

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.