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This weeks Bite Size tip: MS PowerPoint 2010 - working with sections

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Mouse_pic_5_open_arms.jpgWorking with sections

If a presentation contains a large number of slides, it can be made more manageable and easier to navigate around by using Sections.

It is possible to use named Sections to keep track of slide groups, and even printing or applying effects can be done to an entire Section.

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Adding a section:

  1. Select the View tab.
  2. Choose Slide Sorter view (within the Presentation Views group).
  3. Right click between the two slides where the new section is to be added.
  4. Select Add Section.
  5. Right click the Untitled Section marker.
  6. Choose Rename Section.
  7. Type a suitable name.
  8. Click Rename.

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Once sections have been created, the group of slides within each section can be moved in one go to a different place within the presentation. Alternatively, effects can be applied to an entire section in a single operation.

Moving sections:

  1. Right click the marker of the section to be moved.
  2. Click Move Section Up/Down as required.

Applying effects to sections:

  1. Click the Section marker.
  2. Right click the effect to be applied.
  3. Choose Apply to Selected Slides.


To remove a section, simply right click the Section marker, and then choose Remove Section. This will not delete the slides themselves, unless the Remove Section & Slides option is chosen.



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Here is an exercise for you to try out using sections for yourself.

2010 PowerPoint - Using sections

If the "OPEN" option does not show you all icons you'd expect in the application, use the "SAVE" option.


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