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How to Use the Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

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This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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The information you present with PowerPoint is just as important as the order it appears in. Let's learn to use Slide Sorter View to sequence the order of your presentation. 

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver.

How to Use PowerPoint Slide Sorter View Quickly 

 

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that compliment this video.

1. Open PowerPoint to View Your Slides

I'm working in PowerPoint with the Simplicity PPT theme, and I've prepared a few slides here. I'm almost ready to give my presentation and I wanna check my slide order one last time.

Open PowerPoint to view your slides
Your slides are ordered on the left of your PowerPoint presentation.

2. Click on the Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint

To check the sequencing on my slides I'm going to go ahead and find the View tab on the ribbon. There are a number of presentation views and we're going to learn Slide Sorter View, let's enter it by clicking on it. Now, we have thumbnails for each of our slides.

Open Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint
Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint.

3. Quickly Change Your PowerPoint Slide Order

Notice also that each of the slides have a number under them to show which order they're in. To re-sequence these slides all you have to do is click on a slide and drag and drop it into the spot that you'd like. We can click and drag and move these around as many times as we like to put the slides in the perfect order.

Move Your PowerPoint Slide order
Click and drag to change your PowerPoint slide order.

Finishing Up!

Once you're finished, you can simply click on Normal to switch back to the Standard View, the order we set is now saved.

More Quick PowerPoint Tutorials (60 Second Videos)

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Note: Today, we used the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. Discover more top PowerPoint presentation designs to use in our Ultimate Guide to PowerPoint Templates or browse through our trending PPT themes on our GraphicRiver marketplace.

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