How to Insert Section Breaks in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2013 sections can be expanded and collapsed, simplifying navigation of large presentations. Adding and renaming sections is as easy as a right click. Particularly when several speakers combine slides in a single presentation, sections allow quick reorganization of groups of slides. Removing a section is useful when a presenter is dropped at the last minute.

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Inserting Section Breaks in PowerPoint 2013

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Click the "View" tab. Select "Normal" or "Slide Sorter" view.

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Right-click between any two existing slides and choose "Add Section" from the pop-up menu. This command can also be selected by clicking on the "Home" tab then clicking "Section."

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Right-click on "Untitled Section." Choose "Rename Section" from the pop-up menu. Type in the name you want to use then click "Rename" to assign the new name to the section. Sections remain untitled until you rename them.

Removing and Reordering Sections in PowerPoint 2013

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Right-click on any section heading. Select "Remove Section" from the shortcut menu to remove that section.

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Right-click on any section heading and select "Collapse All" from the shortcut menu. Drag and drop sections to rearrange. Reordering sections is done most quickly in Slide Sorter view.

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Reorder sections in the Normal view by right-clicking on any section heading in the thumbnails area on the left. Choose "Move Section Up" or "Move Section Down" from the shortcut menu.