Add, delete, or reorder PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint presentations aren’t always set in stone. If the information changes or if you want to improve your slideshow, update your presentation. Quickly modify an existing PowerPoint presentation by adding, deleting, or rearranging slides in a slideshow.

The instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2019 for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Office 365, and PowerPoint Online.

Content
  1. Add a new slide in PowerPoint
  2. Delete slide
  3. Move slides in the slide panel
  4. Move slides in slide sorting view

Add a new slide in PowerPoint

To add more information to your PowerPoint presentation, add a new slide. Choose the correct slide layout for the new slide and enter your information.

To add a new slide to a presentation:

  1. Navigate to the slide behind which you want to create a new slide.

  2. Select House

  3. Click down arrow New slide to display a list of slide layouts.

  4. Choose the desired layout for the new slide.

Delete slide

Sometimes information in a presentation is no longer necessary. If you don’t need a slide, delete it.

To delete a slide in a presentation:

  1. Right-click a slide in the slide panel and select Delete slide

  2. Press and hold to delete multiple slides ctrl (key cmd on Mac), select each slide you want to delete, release the button Press the Ctrl key or cmd right click and select Delete slides

Move slides in the slide panel

If you need to quickly rearrange some slides in your presentation, use the Slides panel.

To move a slide in the slide panel:

  1. Select the slide you want to move.

  2. Drag the slide to a new location.

  3. As you drag the slide, a horizontal line appears. When the horizontal line is in the right place, release the slider. The slide is now in a new location.

Move slides in slide sorting view

Sometimes a presentation needs a major overhaul. Use the slide sorter to reorganize the slides in your presentation.

To use the Slide Sorter view to move slides:

  1. Select Vision

  2. Select slide sorter

  3. Select the slide you want to move.

  4. Drag the slide to a new location.

  5. When you drag a slide, a vertical line appears. When the vertical line is in the right place, release the slider. The slide is now in a new location.

You can also delete slides in Slide Sort view.

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