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The order in which you present your ideas to your audience is key. You want to lead them down the path that persuades them to your cause without confusing them. Give them information in the wrong order, and they'll be distracted or confused and less likely they'll be a supporter. Thankfully, PowerPoint gives us a few easy ways to rearrange the order of our slides. If you're following along with our sample file, you'll see I've added a few more slides, each with content for our New Hire Orientation. One way to rearrange slides, the way you'll probably use most often, is to interact with the Slide thumbnails along the left. A simple drag and drop lets us take one slide and move it between two others.
Here is our Testimonial slide, and there is Introductions. Let's swap their position by grabbing Introductions and dragging it up between these two and letting go. If you're moving a slide quite a distance, you can hover your mouse near the bottom or top of the thumbnail list, and it will automatically scroll for you. If you're doing a little more than a simple rearrangement, you might appreciate the Slide Sorter View, which I discussed earlier.
By clicking on this icon, or going to the View tab and choosing Slide Sorter, we can see thumbnails of our slides. The Zoom slider in the lower right- hand corner allows us to fit them all into the screen if we wish. Now just as before, we can drag and drop, and rearrange the order of these slides. You can return to the Normal view with this icon, or click on the View tab and click Normal. Rearrange your slides as often as you want with the simple drag and drop process, and make sure that your presentation makes sense from start to finish.
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