Creating a Summary Slide

If you have created several slides expanding on points you want to make in your presentation you can use the Summary Slide facility to automatically create a slide to introduce them.  Imagine you had slides with the following numbers and titles in your presentation: 

1.    Introduction

2.    North

3.    South

4.    East

5.    West

You might want to place a summary slide between slides 1 and 2 with the title ‘Our Teams’ introducing the subsequent slides 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or 3, 4, 5 and 6 as they will become once the slide is added).  To create your summary slide, ensure the Outline Pane is visible and click on the square box beside the number of the first slide you want to summarise, now hold down your Shift key and click on the last slide of the group (all the slides to be summarised must be adjacent). 

Click the Summary Slide icon and a new slide will be inserted before these slides containing the headings of the summarised slides. Amend the Summary Slide heading to any heading you would like and add any other text you require to this slide.

You can also create a Summary Slide in Slide Sorter view by holding down CTRL while clicking on the slides to be summarised. There is a Summary Slide icon on the Slide Sorter Toolbar.

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