Add, rearrange, duplicate, and delete slides in PowerPoint

Add, rearrange, duplicate, 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.

(To add a slide from another presentation, see Reuse (import) slides from another presentation.)

Another way to see all your slides at once and rearrange them is by using Slide Sorter view. Read about it in Choose the right view for the task in PowerPoint.

Add a new slide

  1. On the View tab, click Normal.

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

  3. On the Home tab, click the arrow below New Slide.

  4. In the gallery of layouts, click the layout that you want for your new slide.

    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, or press and hold Shift to select multiple sequential 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?

Add a new slide

  1. In Normal view, on the left slide thumbnail pane, click the slide that you want your new slide to follow.

  2. On the Home tab, click the arrow next to New Slide.

  3. In the gallery of layouts, click the layout that you want for your new slide.

  4. 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.

Moving a slide

Tip:   To select multiple slides, press and hold the Command key 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, Ctrl+click or right-click the slide thumbnail that you want to delete, and then click Delete Slide.

Deleting a slide

Alternatively, click the slide you want to delete, and then press Delete.

Duplicate a slide

In the pane on the left, Ctrl+click or right-click the slide thumbnail that you want to duplicate, and then click Duplicate Slide.

Screenshot shows a slide selected and the Duplicate Slide option selected in the right-click menu.

See Also

Use sections in a PowerPoint 2016 for Mac presentation

Create or change slide layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

About designing a presentation

Create a basic presentation in four steps in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

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