Organize your slides into sections

By using sections, you can organize many slides into manageable groups. If you are working with many slides or collaborating with other people to create a presentation, you can use sections to quickly change the order of slides, or to group slides by author.

 Note   You can add or change the order of sections in slide sorter view, or in the navigation pane in normal view. However, sections do not appear in outline view.

Do any of the following:

ShowAdd a section

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

ShowHow 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.
  1. On the Home tab, under Slides, click Section.

Home tab, Slides group

  1. Click Add Section.
  2. In the Section Name box, enter a name for the section, and then click Rename.

ShowChange 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.

Drag Section

ShowChange the name of a section

  1. In the navigation pane, click the section.

ShowHow 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.
  1. On the Home tab, under Slides, click Section.

Home tab, Slides group

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

See also

Sections in earlier versions of PowerPoint

Move slides

Change or sort the order of slides

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint for Mac 2011