Change or sort the order of slides

You can easily organize a presentation by dragging slides to where you want them in a presentation. Here's how you can order slides in Slide Sorter, which arranges all your slides in rows, ordered from left to right and top to bottom.

Move a slide

  1. On the View tab, select Slide Sorter.

  2. Drag a slide to where you want it. For example, move slide 3 to follow slide 1.

      Drag slide

Select slides in Slide Sorter view

  • To select a single slide, just click the slide.

  • To select a range of slides, hold down the left mouse button and drag across and over the slides like a marquee. Try to drag in a diagonal direction if you have more than one line of slides lined up.

  • To select contiguous slides, click the first slide, press the Shift key and then click the last slide you want to select.

  • To select multiple noncontiguous slides, press the Ctrl key and then click the slides you want to select.

  • To select all the slides in the presentation press Ctrl+A.

  • To select all but a few slides, first select all slides with Ctrl+A, and then Ctrl-click the slides you want to remove from the selection.

Add sections to help organize your presentation

Newer versions of PowerPoint (beginning with version 2010) let you insert sections while you're in Slide Sorter view. Just right-click where you want to insert a section and choose Add Section. See Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections for more information.

Move a slide

  1. On the View menu, select Slide Sorter.

      Click View, then click Slide Sorter

  2. Drag a slide to where you want it. For example, move slide 3 to follow slide 1:

      Drag slide

Select slides in Slide Sorter view

  • To select a single slide, just click the slide.

  • To select a range of slides, hold down the left mouse button and drag across and over the slides like a marquee. Try to drag in a diagonal direction if you have more than one line of slides lined up.

  • To select contiguous slides, click the first slide, press the Shift key and then click the last slide you want to select.

  • To select multiple noncontiguous slides, press the COMMAND key and then click the slides you want to select.

  • To select all the slides in the presentation press COMMAND + A .

  • To select all but a few slides, first select all slides with COMMAND + A , and then COMMAND -click the slides you want to remove from the selection.

Add sections to help organize your presentation

PowerPoint also helps you insert sections while you're in Slide Sorter view. Just right-click where you want to insert a section and choose Add Section. See Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections for more information.

See Also

Add, rearrange, duplicate, and delete slides

Organize your slides into sections

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