PowerPoint Hack: How To Add Sections And Summary Zooms

  • Divide your slides into sections of content.
  • Arrange the slides in that order.
  • Now right click on the first slide of a section you want to create, and click on “Add Section”.
  • Go to the Insert ribbon and click on Zoom.
  • Select Summary zoom. A window will appear of all your slides.
  • Select one slide from each section that you want to represent that section, and click on Insert.
  • This will add a Summary slide to your presentation. The summary slide has shortcuts to each section in your presentation. You can edit and delete these shortcuts as per your choice.
  • Move the summary slide, where you want it in the slide deck.
  • Play the slideshow and go to the summary slide.
  • Now the presentation will zoom in to each section on the summary slide, then run the slides in that section, and return to the summary slide after it ends.
  • The summary slide allows you to move through the presentation smoothly during the slideshow. You can click on the shortcuts in this slide, and directly move to the desired section. This comes in handy when you have less time remaining and need to skip some sections. It also adds a neat flow to the entire presentation.

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