Learn about Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation -- but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2016's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2016 to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, but it does let you work with the whole slide itself -- any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending upon your selection.
Within Slide Sorter view, you will see thumbnail sized representations of all slides in your presentation, as shown in
Figure 1. The best use of this view is when you have to select multiple slides -- you can quickly reorder, delete, or
duplicate your slides. In addition, this view also clearly displays hidden slides.
Figure 1: Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2016
To access Slide Sorter view, you can choose either of these options:
Here are some guidelines for selecting slides in Slide Sorter view:
Slide Sorter view works best when you have to select multiple slides (sequential or non sequential slides) and perform tasks such as:
To change the slide order:
To insert a new slide within Slide Sorter view, choose any of these three approaches:
To copy, paste, and delete slides in Slide Sorter view, follow these guidelines:
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