Tame your large PowerPoint decks

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Are you terrorized by your monster PowerPoint deck? If you have a PowerPoint file with more than 30 slides, there are tools you can use to tame the beast. Let’s look at two ways to make your decks easier to manage, modify and present.

Sections

If you work with a monster slide deck, you spend a lot of time scrolling the Navigation Pane or squinting at the Slide Sorter view to find the slides you want. Parsing your presentation into logical segments using the Add Section tool (Office 2010 and 2013) will give you a cleaner visual of your overall presentation, as well as an easy way to rearrange it.

  1. Arrange introductory slides, like the title, agenda and housekeeping slides, into a section called Intro, by clicking just above the first slide and selecting the Section button in the Slides group, Home tab. Choose Add Section. It puts all your slides in one section, initially. It’s OK. That will change as we move on.
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