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Create a Menu Slide in PowerPoint

Summarize Contents of Your Presentation on a Menu Slide


Menu slide hyperlinks to other slides in the PowerPoint presentation

Menu slide hyperlinks to other slides in the PowerPoint presentation

Screen shot © Wendy Russell

Where is the Summary Slide Feature in PowerPoint 2007?

Summary slides were a feature of PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions. A summary slide created a menu slide of your presentation content and resided at the beginning of your presentation. This feature was discontinued in PowerPoint 2007, but you can still easily accomplish the same thing.

Create a Summary Slide in PowerPoint 2003

Create a Menu Slide in PowerPoint 2007

  1. In the Slides section on the Home tab of the ribbon, click on the New Slide button and choose a title and content slide layout.
  2. As this will be the first slide in your presentation, use either slide sorter view or the slides/outline pane to drag this new slide to the start of your presentation.
  3. Add a title to the new menu slide, such as the name of your presentation.

  4. In the content text box, add the titles of the slides that you wish to link to from this menu slide.

  5. Select the text of the first item in the menu and create a hyperlink to that slide in your presentation.
  6. Continue to create hyperlinks to all titles on the menu slide.

  7. Test the hyperlinks on the menu slide, but checking out your presentation in slide show view. Access this view quickly by pressing the F5 key on the keyboard.
Congratulations. You have created a menu slide for your presentation.
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