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Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint- Tutorial

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint: Overview

            Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint lets you view and sort the presentation slides. To switch to  Slide Sorter view, click the “Slide Sorter” button in the “Presentation Views” button group in the Status Bar. Alternatively, click the “Slide Sorter” button in the “Presentation Views” button group on the “View” tab of the Ribbon.

            You use Slide Sorter view to reorganize, insert, delete and copy the presentation slides. Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint also shows the presentation’s visual flow. You can also add and preview slide transition animation here, as well.

            In Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint, you can see all of the slides in your presentation laid out as thumbnail pictures. You cannot modify the content of the individual slides shown. In Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint, you can click a slide to select it. If you double-click that slide or press “Enter” on your keyboard, you open the selected slide in Normal View. You can then modify its content in Normal View. To delete slides in Slide Sorter view, click them once to highlight them. Then press the “Delete” key on your keyboard.

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint- Tutorial: A picture of a presentation shown in Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2016.

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint- Tutorial: A picture of a presentation shown in Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2016.

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint: Instructions

  1. To switch to Slide Sorter view, click the “Slide Sorter” button in the “Presentation Views” button group within the Status Bar.
  2. Alternatively, click the “Slide Sorter” button in the “Presentation Views” button group on the “View” tab of the Ribbon.
  3. To change the order of presentation slides in Slide Sorter view, click and drag the pictures of the slides.
  4. Then release the slide when it is in the desired position.
  5. To select a slide in Slide Sorter view, click a slide.
  6. To open a selected slide in Normal View to edit it, double-click the slide.
  7. Alternatively, press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
  8. To delete a slide in Slide Sorter view, click it once to select it.
  9. Then press the “Delete” key on your keyboard.

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Using Slide Sorter View,” shows you how to use Slider Sorter view in PowerPoint. This video lesson is from our complete PowerPoint training, titled “Mastering PowerPoint Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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