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Rearranging slides

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Video: Rearranging slides

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.

Rearranging slides

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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PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. What is PowerPoint?
      1m 50s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 19m 17s
    1. Managing your presentations with Backstage
      4m 14s
    2. Using the Office Ribbon
      4m 57s
    3. Customizing the view
      3m 42s
    4. Customizing the Office Ribbon
      6m 24s
  3. 41m 41s
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 19s
    2. Adding slides and content
      3m 24s
    3. Deleting slides and changing layouts
      2m 24s
    4. Rearranging slides
      1m 46s
    5. Saving time with Outline mode
      3m 51s
    6. Separating your show into sections
      5m 15s
    7. Adding photos and clip art
      5m 24s
    8. Spell-checking
      4m 6s
    9. Using the thesaurus
      1m 17s
    10. Saving a presentation
      4m 22s
    11. Applying a theme
      3m 59s
    12. Running the show
      3m 34s
  4. 42m 39s
    1. Using fonts and color
      7m 17s
    2. Adding bullets and list numbering
      2m 10s
    3. Changing text alignment
      2m 13s
    4. Using picture effects
      5m 54s
    5. Removing backgrounds from photos
      5m 52s
    6. Understanding slide masters
      3m 7s
    7. Changing slide backgrounds
      3m 17s
    8. Adding a logo to the background
      6m 18s
    9. Applying slide transitions
      4m 33s
    10. Saving the design template
      1m 58s
  5. 17m 10s
    1. Creating tables
      2m 2s
    2. Formatting tables
      3m 57s
    3. Pasting tables from Excel
      5m 1s
    4. Creating charts
      2m 16s
    5. Pasting charts from Excel
      3m 54s
  6. 24m 43s
    1. Adding shapes
      3m 0s
    2. Moving, resizing, formatting, and rotating shapes
      5m 14s
    3. Adding text to shapes
      2m 57s
    4. Adding text boxes
      3m 54s
    5. Working with layers (Send to Back and Send to Front)
      5m 17s
    6. Animating text, shapes, and other objects
      4m 21s
  7. 13m 10s
    1. Adding an audio clip
      3m 16s
    2. Adding video
      5m 7s
    3. Cropping video
      4m 47s
  8. 14m 27s
    1. Adding organizational charts
      4m 59s
    2. Adding cycle diagrams, Venn diagrams, and other diagrams
      9m 28s
  9. 26m 40s
    1. Printing a presentation
      5m 22s
    2. Adding speaker notes
      3m 3s
    3. Saving your presentation as a PDF
      3m 12s
    4. Presenting on another laptop (packaging)
      4m 28s
    5. Broadcasting on the web
      3m 52s
    6. Saving as a video
      3m 24s
    7. Using web apps through SharePoint
      3m 19s
  10. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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