How to Use the Selection Pane in PowerPoint

The most powerful features in PowerPoint are hidden in plain sight. When you stumble across one of these hidden features, it’s easy to wonder how you ever survived without it! The Selection Pane in PowerPoint is one of these powerful (and hidden) features.

How to Use the Selection Pane in PowerPoint

The Selection Pane lets you manage all the objects on your slide. With the Selection Pane, you can hide, rename, and change the stacking order of the individual objects on your slide. Check out my how-to video below and learn how to use the Selection Pane in PowerPoint.

How to Use the Selection Pane in PowerPoint

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Tim Slade
Hi, I’m Tim Slade, and I’m a speaker, author, and award-winning eLearning designer. I’ve spent nearly a decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content. I’ve been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for my creative and innovative design aesthetics. I also speak regularly at national eLearning conferences, and I’m a recognized Articulate Super Hero and co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

One Response to “How to Use the Selection Pane in PowerPoint

  • How ironic! I don’t use PPT much anymore but had to this morning… Some very busy slides; I had to check out YouTube to remember how to show the selection
    pane. An hour or two later, your video showed up…

    Cosmic, Tim, cosmic…

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