Moving a Slide

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 21, 2013)

As you are developing a slide presentation in Google Presentation, you no doubt will have a need to reorder your slides. There are actually two ways you can do this, depending on whether you like to use the keyboard or the mouse.

If you are a keyboard person, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Presentation file you want to edit. You should see, at the left of the screen, a list of the slides in the file.
  2. Select the slide or slides you want to move. (If you want to select multiple slides, click on the first one and then hold down the Shift key as you use the arrow keys to select the others.)
  3. Press Ctrl+X. This cuts the selected slides and moves them to the Clipboard.
  4. Select the slide after which you want the slides to appear.
  5. Press Ctrl+V. This pastes the slides you cut in step 3 after the slide you selected in step 4.

If you prefer using the mouse, then you can move slides in this manner:

  1. Open the Presentation file you want to edit. You should see, at the left of the screen, a list of the slides in the file.
  2. Click on a slide you want to move.
  3. Hold down the mouse button as you drag the slide to where you want it to appear. As you drag, you'll see a notice near the mouse pointer that indicates you are moving the slide. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. Moving a slide with the mouse.

  5. When you get the mouse pointer to the desired location for the slide, release the mouse button. Presentation moves the slide to the indicated position.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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