Storyline 1: Using Normal View

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Think of Normal View as the place where you build and customize each slide's content. Here, you can edit anything about a specific slide — including the slide design, objects on the slide, their timing and animations, states, triggers, and more. You can also create and customize layers for your slide, and use triggers to control when the layers should appear.

How to Get to Normal View

If you're in a view other than Normal View, you can quickly switch to Normal View by clicking the slide icon at the bottom of your screen. It's near the zoom controls in the lower right.

Or, you can click the View tab on the Storyline ribbon and select Normal View.

Or, if you're in Story View, you can double-click on any slide thumbnail to see that slide in Normal View.

Switching to Different Slides or Scenes

Normal View allows you to view any slide within a given scene in your course. To jump to a different slide within the same scene, use the column to the left of your slide to select the slide you want to work with. If you'd like to view slides from a different scene, use the Scenes selector in the upper-left to choose a scene.

Opening Multiple Slides in Normal View

Sometimes it's helpful to keep several slides easily accessible for editing. For example, in the following picture, see how I have several tabs along the top edge of my Normal View workspace? Each takes me to a slide I'm currently working on. This way I can quickly switch without always having to scroll to a different slide or open a different scene.

To open multiple slides like this, click the Story View tab, then double-click the thumbnail of any slide you want to open. It'll be added as a tab in your Normal View. To remove it from view, you can just click the X in the upper-right of the tab. (This won't delete the slide; it just removes it from view until you open it back up again.)

Adding and Customizing Content in Normal View

Check out the other Storyline tutorials shown at your right, if you need some guidance on how to build or customize your slide content. Here are some good tutorials to start with: