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How to add delete and rearrange powerpoint slides

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When creating your presentation, you’ll typically add new slides, move your slides around, and delete the slides you don’t need.

How to add delete and rearrange powerpoint slides

Add slides

Select the slide you want your new slide to follow.

Select Home > New Slide.

Select a layout.

Select the text box and type.

Delete slides

For a single slide: Right-click the slide in the thumbnail pane on the left, and select Delete Slide.

For multiple slides: Press and hold Ctrl, and in the thumbnail pane on the left, select the slides. Release the Ctrl key. Then right-click the selection and choose Delete Slide.

For a sequence of slides: Press and hold Shift, and in the thumbnail pane on the left, select the first and last slides in the sequence. Release the Shift key. Then right-click the selection and choose Delete Slide.

Duplicate a slide

In the thumbnail pane on the left, right-click the slide thumbnail that you want to duplicate, and then click Duplicate Slide. The duplicate is inserted immediately after the original.

Rearrange the order of slides

In the pane on the left, click the thumbnail of the slide that you want to move, and then drag it to the new location.

To select multiple slides: Press and hold Ctrl, and in the pane on the left, click each slide that you want to move. Release the Ctrl key, and then drag the selected slides as a group to the new location.

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Add a new slide

In Normal view, on the left slide thumbnail pane, click the slide that you want your new slide to follow.

On the Home tab, click the arrow next to New Slide.

In the gallery of layouts, click the layout that you want for your new slide.

Your new slide is inserted, and you can click inside a placeholder to begin adding content.

How to add delete and rearrange powerpoint slides

Rearrange the order of slides

In the pane on the left, click the thumbnail of the slide that you want to move, and then drag it to the new location.

How to add delete and rearrange powerpoint slides

Tip: To select multiple slides, press and hold the Command key while you click each slide that you want to move, and then drag them as a group to the new location.

Delete a slide

In the pane on the left, Ctrl+click or right-click the slide thumbnail that you want to delete, and then click Delete Slide.

How to add delete and rearrange powerpoint slides

Alternatively, click the slide you want to delete, and then press Delete.

Duplicate a slide

In the pane on the left, Ctrl+click or right-click the slide thumbnail that you want to duplicate, and then click Duplicate Slide.

How to add delete and rearrange powerpoint slides

Another way to see all your slides at once and rearrange them is by using Slide Sorter view. Read about it in Switch to different views in PowerPoint.