Displaying Slides Out of Order in PowerPoint 2016

By Wallace Wang

When you display a PowerPoint presentation, your slides typically appear in the order that you arranged them, starting with the first slide. If you want to display your slides in a different order in the middle of a presentation, follow these steps:

  1. Load your presentation in PowerPoint and press F5.

    The first slide of your presentation appears.

  2. Type the number of the slide you want to view and press Enter.

    If you want to jump to the fifth slide in your presentation, type 5 and press Enter. If you jump to the fifth slide, clicking the mouse or pressing the spacebar next displays the sixth slide, and then the seventh, and so on.

It may help to print a list of your slide titles and slide numbers on a sheet of paper so that you know which slide number to type to view a particular slide.