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Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections

Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections

Much like you use folders to organize your files, you can use sections to organize your slides into meaningful groups.

You can assign each colleague a section to make slide ownership clear during collaboration. And if you’re starting with a blank slate, you can use sections to outline your presentation.

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Add a section

  1. Right-click between slides and select Add Section.

    An Untitled Section is added in the thumbnail pane, and the Rename Section dialog box opens.

  2. Type a name in the Section name box.

  3. Select Rename.

  4. To collapse a section, click the triangle next to the section name. The numeral by the section name shows the number of slides in that section.

Move or delete a section

Select View > Slide Sorter.

From here, you can:

  • Move a section: Right-click and select Move Section Up or Move Section Down.

  • Delete a section: Right-click and select Remove Section.

Add a section

  1. Right-click between slides and select Add Section.

    An Untitled Section is added in the thumbnail pane.

  2. Right-click the Untitled Section and then select Rename Section.

  3. Type a name in the Section name box.

  4. Select Rename.

  5. To collapse a section, click the triangle next to the section name. The numeral by the section name shows the number of slides in that section.

Move or delete a section

Select View > Slide Sorter.

From here, you can:

  • Move a section: Right-click and select Move Section Up or Move Section Down.

  • Delete a section: Right-click and select Remove Section.

Much like you use folders to organize your files, you can use sections to organize your slides into meaningful groups.

You can assign each colleague a section to make slide ownership clear during collaboration. And if you’re starting with a blank slate, you can use sections to outline your presentation.

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

Add a section

  1. In Normal view, in the thumbnail pane, click the slide that will be the first slide of the section.

  2. On the Home tab, click Section Section button , and then click Add Section.

  3. In the Section Name box, enter a name for the section, and then click Rename.

  4. To add more sections, select a new starting slide for the new section and repeat steps 2 and 3.

    Adding a second section

    The names you enter appear as headers above each section, followed by the number of slides in each section in parentheses.

Tip: Click the arrows next to the section names to collapse and expand sections.

Change the order of sections

  • In Normal view or Slide Sorter view, drag the section title to where you want it—for example, move the third section before the first section.

Change the name of a section

  • In Normal view or Slide Sorter view, double-click the section name and enter a new name in the Section Name box.

PowerPoint for the web doesn't support sections. Use a desktop version of PowerPoint to add and edit sections in your presentation.

To vote for having this feature in PowerPoint for the web, go to the PowerPoint for the web suggestion box and click the Vote button.

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