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PowerPoint - Add and Delete Slides

Here are the common ways to add, re-arrange, and delete slides in your presentation.

Add a new slide

  1. Select Home > New Slide, or select a layout from the New Slide drop-down.

  2. To rearrange the order of the slides, select and drag the slide thumbnail where you want it.

    Tip:  To select multiple slides, press Ctrl while you select each slide. Then drag them as a group to the new location.

  3. To add a new slide, you can also right-click a slide in the thumbnail area, and select New Slide, or press Ctrl + M.

    The layout of the new slide is the same layout for the previous slide.

  4. Select Home > Layout to select a different layout.

Delete a slide

  • Select the slide you want to delete and press Backspace or Delete on your keyboard.

    Or, right-click the slide and select Delete Slide.

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Keywords:powerpoint power point office 365 arrange presentation add delete slides   Doc ID:79377
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 12:50 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 11:35 MDT
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