PowerPoint tip: Managing objects on a slide

It can get confusing to select and manage objects when a PowerPoint slide has too many items, like this one:


To use the Selection Pane to help identify, rename and select objects on a slide:

  • Go to Home tab > Select > Selection Pane (it’s called the Selection and Visibility pane in PowerPoint 2010).
  • Click any item in the list to select it on the slide.
  • Double-click the item in the list and give it a meaningful name.
  • Click the ‘eye’ symbol at the right to hide or redisplay an object on the slide.
  • Use the up and down arrows to reorder the objects – move to front / send to back.

This tip was provided by Jane Pettigrew, one of our expert Microsoft trainers. Learn more and improve your presentations by attending Microsoft PowerPoint training.