Select all slides

By using the Select All feature in PowerPoint, you can select all of your slides at once. This way, you can copy or apply changes to multiple slides in a presentation quickly and consistently.

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Select all the slides by using the Select All feature

  1. Click one of the thumbnails in the Slides tab, to the left of your presentation.

    Note: If you don’t see the Slides tab, click View > Normal View.

  2. Click Home > Select.

    The Select option is on the Home tab.
  3. Click Select All.

    From the Select menu, click Select All.

    Tip: You can also use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + A, to select all of the slides.

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Select a group of slides

You can also select a specific group of slides in your presentation.

  1. Click the first slide you want to select on the Slides tab, to the left of your presentation.

  2. Press and hold the Ctrl key, and click each additional slide you want to select.

    Tip: To select a series of consecutive slides, click on the first slide in the series. Press and hold the Shift key, and then click the last slide in the series.

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Select slides in the slide sorter view

Use the Slide Sorter view to expand the number of slides that appear on your screen. This view shows more slide thumbnails and provides better visibility when you select slides.

  1. Click View > Slide Sorter.

    On the View tab, click Slide Sorter.
  2. Click any of the slides, and click Home > Select.

  3. Click Select All to select the slides in your presentation.

Tip: The group selection and the Ctrl + A keyboard shortcut also work in the Slide Sorter view.

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See Also

Choose the right view for the task in PowerPoint

Change the default view

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