Sections are a way of organizing slides into individual compartments. They can be logical divisions only visible to PowerPoint, or you can use them in conjunction with section header slides to let the audience know you are changing topics. In this video, author Jess Stratton shows users how to create and work with sections in PowerPoint.
- [Voiceover] I'm going to talk about…sections in PowerPoint.…A section is a logical division between your slides.…It can be invisible to your audience…and only used to help you organize…and work with your slides more easily,…or you can use them in conjunction…with a visual section slide to let your audience know…you're moving on to a new topic.…I currently have my presentation divided…into three sections, so I'm going to show how to add more.…Sections are denoted by the triangle icon…next to the section title at the top…of the slide where it starts.…
Here you can see I have a section called Intro…and down below I have section called Hospitality.…Here's one way that sections makes it much easier…to work with a large presentation.…I can click the black triangle…and collapse the section entirely.…It tells me how many slides are on that section…when it's collapsed.…Now I can move onto the next section…without the visual clutter of the first one, and so on.…In addition to helping organize thoughts,…you'll really see how useful sections are…
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- Changing the default save location
- Creating custom icons with shapes
- Copying and pasting formatting
- Organizing slides into sections
- Creating layouts with slide masters
- Adding footers
- Creating handouts
- Using Presenter view and annotations
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