Reordering PowerPoint Slides

Learn how to reorder PowerPoint slides using both the Thumbnail Pane and the Slide Sorter View.

You can rearrange or reorder PowerPoint slides using a couple different options – Thumbnail Pane in the Normal view or within the Slide Sorter View.  If you are working with a larger number of slides, it is sometimes easier to use the Slide Sorter view because you can see more of the slides within your presentation, giving you a more visual view of the changes being made.  Below are the step by step instructions for reordering PowerPoint slides using both the Thumbnail Pane and the Slide Sorter View.

Reordering PowerPoint Slides Using the Thumbnail Pane

  • In Normal view, navigate to the thumbnail pane, click the slide that you want move.
  • Once the slide is highlighted, drag it to its new location.Reordering PowerPoint Slides
  • Multiple slides can be selected by pressing and holding the CTRL key while you select each slide.

Reordering PowerPoint Slides Using the Slide Sorter View

This view allows you to see more slides on the screen, which may make it easier when moving slides around in a large presentation.

  1. Select Slide Sorter view from the View options area in the lower right corner of the screen.Reordering PowerPoint Slides

OR, Click the View tab, and select Slide Sorter View from the Presentation Views group.Reordering PowerPoint Slides

  1. Click the slide that you want move.
  2. Once the slide is highlighted, drag it to its new location. Multiple slides can be selected by pressing and holding the CTRL key while you select each slide.Reordering PowerPoint Slides

As you can see, the more slides you have, the easier it is to navigate and reorder using the Slide Sorter View –Reordering PowerPoint Slides