Create a table of contents slide that links to custom shows

Create the table of contents slide after you have created the rest of the presentation.

 Note   The following task shows you how to create a table of contents for a presentation (.ppt) file and link it to custom shows (custom show: A presentation within a presentation in which you group slides in an existing presentation so that you can show that section of the presentation to a particular audience.). If you save a presentation as a Web page (.htm file), a table of contents is created automatically and links to each slide in the presentation.

  1. Open the presentation for which you want to create a table of contents slide.
  2. Create a custom show for each section of your presentation.


  1. On the Slide Show menu, click Custom Shows, and then click New.
  2. Under Slides in presentation, select the slides you want to include in the custom show, and then click Add.
  3. To select multiple slides, hold down CTRL as you click the slides.
  4. To change the order in which slides appear, select a slide under Slides in custom show, and then click one of the arrows to move the slide up or down in the list.
  5. Type a name in the Slide show name box, and then click OK.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to create more custom shows with any slides in your presentation.
  1. In slide sorter view, select the first slide in each custom show you just created.

To select multiple slides, hold down CTRL and click the slides you want.

  1. On the Slide Sorter toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Summary Slide Button image.
  2. Double-click the new slide, which appears in front of your other slides.
  3. To create a hyperlink from each bulleted item to its corresponding custom show, select the bulleted item, and then on the Slide Show menu, click Action Settings.
  4. Click Hyperlink to, and in the list, click Custom Show.
  5. Select the show you want to hyperlink to, and then select the Show and return check box.
  6. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for each bulleted item on the table of contents slide.
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003