Create automatic slide titles

So you have to create a slide deck with 20 slides. What a pain it is to create each new slide and manually insert a title in each one!

But there’s a way to automatically create 20 slides in just a few seconds in PowerPoint 2007

  1. Open a new slide and type each slide title as part of a bulleted list. The larger the font size, the larger the title font size will be (it’s okay for the list to be longer than the PowerPoint slide)
  2. Double-check your slide template. Whatever the default is will be applied automatically to each slide title.
  3. Make sure the “Home” tab in the upper left on the Ribbon is active
  4. Click the “Outline” tab of the Slides Pane in the left navigation screen
  5. Using your cursor, highlight all the bullets in Outline view (see image below)
  6. Press Shift + Tab at the same time

Presto! This will automatically generate 20 slides, each with the title inserted.


About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the new language of business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Subscribe to this blog or join my LinkedIn group to get new posts sent to your inbox.

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