Unlike most other , the Reading view is new for this version. Not exactly new because it is quite similar to the Browsed by an individual (window) option that PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 provided within the Set Up Show dialog -- but yes, it has some extra features now, and can be accessed right from the Slide Show tab of the . In many ways, Reading view is similar to Slide Show view because in both views, the slide is shown in full screen. However, in Reading view you also see the PowerPoint title bar and the status bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively (as shown in Figure 1). The Windows task bar is also displayed at the bottom of the screen. Reading view is not only useful to quickly navigate the slide show, but also have easy access to the Windows task bar at the same time to switch to other available open programs or windows.
To access the Reading view, select the View tab on the , locate the Presentation Views group, and click the Reading View button (highlighted in red in Figure 2).
Figure 2: Reading View button within Presentation Views group
If you want to edit the presentation, you can always switch from Reading view to one of the other views using the view buttons that you can see towards right on the .
We've been playing with Project Spartan that was introduced in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10049 and we think one feature that many people are going to like is Reading View. It takes away all the distractions like ads and fancy CSS styling to show you just the relevant content. Keep in mind that Project Spartan is still a work in progress; so expect many changes to come before the final release.
What is Reading Review?
Reading Review is a collection of books that we have selected to review, or been asked to review by authors or publishers. With over 1,000 book reviews and many different genres to choose from, you should be able to find one book that really interests you . . . or two . . . or three . . .