How to delete a slide in your PowerPoint presentation or delete an entire section of slides at once

It's easy to delete individual or multiple slides in PowerPoint.Luis Alvarez/ Getty Images

  • You can delete a slide in PowerPoint simply by right-clicking on it.
  • Every version of PowerPoint lets you individual slides or multiple slides at once.

It's pretty common to have to delete a slide in PowerPoint. Maybe your presentation is going on a bit too long and you need to cut content. Or maybe you were keeping a slide for notes that you don't want to appear in your presentation.

Regardless of the reason, there's good news: PowerPoint makes it very easy to delete slides, no matter what version of it you have. Advertisement

In fact, the solution is so intuitive, you may have missed it altogether while looking for a delete button or a trash bin somewhere in the application.

If you need to delete a PowerPoint slide, here's how you do it, using any version of PowerPoint on your Mac or PC.

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How to delete a slide in PowerPoint

1. Open your PowerPoint presentation and right-click (or hold Control as you click) any slide you want to delete in the left sidebar.
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2. From the drop-down list that appears, select "Delete" or "Delete Slide."

Right-click the slide and click "Delete."Melanie Weir/Business Insider
Even better, PowerPoint will actually allow you to delete multiple slides at once — in case you need to delete a whole section or trim a few extras here and there.Advertisement

To delete a section of slides that are right next to each other, just hold shift and select the first and last slides in the section. This will select those slides, as well as every slide between them. Once they're selected, just delete them the same way you did above.

To delete multiple slides that aren't next to each other, hold down the Ctrl or Command key and click on each slide you want to delete. Once selected, right-click any of them and select the "Delete" option.

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