Tip of the week # 568
29 March 2019

Go to a specific slide when delivering your presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) *

There are various nifty built-in navigation tricks you can use as you deliver your PowerPoint presentation. The one I frequently used to use was right-clicking anywhere on the screen and selecting Go to Slide, as well as Last Viewed. But I say "used to use" as that option is no longer available in later versions of PowerPoint. And as I don't like the See All Slides alternative - it shows a thumbnail of all slides, by which time I worry nobody in the audience is paying attention anymore - I got myself a new way to refresh my memory to jump to a specific slide.

Here's how:

  1. Start the slide show as normal.
  2. Press CTRL + S.
  3. Double-click the slide you want to display (or click it and press the Go To button or G).

This obviously relies on the use of titles when you create your slides. If you don't and you happen to know the slide's number, you can simply type the slide's number and press ENTER to jump to it.

Related tips:

  1. navigate through your slides while presenting : tip_153.html
  2. navigate to a specific slide during a presentation : tip_154.html
  3. techniques for running panic-free presentations : tip_165.html
  4. black out the screen during a presentation : tip_160.html
  5. keyboard shortcut to start slide show from current slide : tip_155.html
  6. save your presentation so that it always opens in Slide Show view : tip_336.php


* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.