Add, rearrange, and delete slides in PowerPoint

When creating your presentation, you’ll typically add new slides, move your slides around, and delete the slides you don’t need.

Add a new slide

  1. On the View tab, click Normal.

    Normal View

  2. In the left slide thumbnail pane, click the slide that you want your new slide to follow.

  3. On the Home tab, click New Slide.

    New Slide layouts in PowerPoint.

  4. In the gallery of layouts, click the layout that you want for your new slide. Each option in the gallery is a different slide layout that may contain placeholders for text, videos, pictures, charts, shapes, clip art, a background, and theme formatting, such as theme colors, fonts, and effects. Learn more about slide layouts.

  5. Your new slide is inserted, and you can click inside a placeholder to begin adding content.

Rearrange the order of slides

In the pane on the left, click the thumbnail of the slide that you want to move, and then drag it to the new location.

Drag a PowerPoint slide to a new location.

Tip:  To select multiple slides, press and hold CTRL while you click each slide that you want to move, and then drag them as a group to the new location.

Delete a slide

In the pane on the left, right-click the slide thumbnail that you want to delete (press and hold CTRL to select multiple slides), and then click Delete Slide.

Right-click a slide thumbnail in PowerPoint, and then click Delete Slide.

See Also

Use vertical (portrait) slide view for your presentation

Reuse (import) slides from another presentation

Basic tasks for creating a PowerPoint presentation

What is a slide layout?

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