Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections

Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections

Much like you would 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.

Add a section

  • Right-click between the two slides where you want to add a section, and then click Add Section, or press Ctrl + <.

    Click between two slides to insert a section

Rename a section

  1. To rename an existing section, right-click the Untitled Section, and click Rename Section.

  2. Enter a meaningful name for the section, and then click Rename.

    Rename a section

View all sections in a presentation

  • On the View tab, click Slide Sorter.

    Tip:  In Slide Sorter view, you’ll see thumbnails of all the slides organized into sections.

    View all slides in a presentation

Move a section up or down in a list of slides

  • Right-click the section name that you want to move, and then click Move Section Up or Move Section Down.

Remove a section

  • Right-click the section name that you want to remove, and then click Remove Section.

See also

Video: Organize slides into sections

Add a section

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

  2. On the Home tab, under 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.

Add a section

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide that will be the first slide of the section.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. On the Home tab, under Slides, click Section.

    Home tab, Slides group

  3. Click Add Section.

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

Change the order of sections

  1. On the View menu, click Slide Sorter.

  2. Drag the section title to where you want it — for example, move the third section before the first section.

    Simultaneously edit a file

Change the name of a section

  1. In the navigation pane, click the section.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. On the Home tab, under Slides, click Section.

    Home tab, Slides group

  3. Click Rename Section.

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

See also

Move slides

Change or sort the order of slides

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

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