If you’d like to make your presentations more dynamic and exciting, try using Zoom for PowerPoint. 

To add a Zoom, go to Insert > Zoom. 

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To summarize the entire presentation on one slide, choose Summary Zoom 

To show selected slides only, choose Slide Zoom 

To show a single section only, choose Section Zoom 

Overview 

When you create a Zoom in PowerPoint, you can jump to and from specific slides, sections, and portions of your presentation in an order you decide while you’re presenting. 

Note: Zoom for PowerPoint is only available to Office 365 subscribers  and only on Windows. Subscribers get new features and improvements monthly.  

Summary Zoom 

A Summary Zoom is like a landing page where you can see the pieces of your presentation all at once. When you’re presenting, you can use the Zoom to go from one place in your presentation to another in any order you like. You can get creative, skip ahead, or revisit pieces of your slide show without interrupting the flow of your presentation. 

  1. Select Summary Zoom. 

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2. The Summary Zoom dialog box opens. 

Select slides you want to include in your Summary Zoom. These become the first slides of your Summary Zoom sections.

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If you already have sections in your presentation, the first slide of each section is pre-selected by default. If you don’t want to include certain sections in your Zoom, deselect them. Then, if you want PowerPoint to get rid of any sections you didn’t include in your Summary Zoom, clear the check box next to Keep unused sections in your presentation. Don’t worry—the slides in the sections you’re discarding will still be part of your presentation. 

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Once you’ve selected all the slides you want to use for your Summary Zoom, select Insert. Your Summary Zoom is created, and it appears as a new slide just before the first slide you included in your Summary Zoom.

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Add or remove sections from your Summary Zoom 

Once you’ve created a Summary Zoom, you might still want to add or remove sections of your presentation. If you’ve made changes since first making your Summary Zoom that you want to capture, you don’t have to start from scratch—just update your Summary Zoom. 

  1. Select your Zoom, and then select the Format tab on the ribbon.

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2. Select Edit Summary, choose the sections you want to have in your Summary Zoom, and then select Update. 

Note: You won’t be able to add or remove sections from your presentation in this view, just from your Summary Zoom. 

Slide Zoom 

A Slide Zoom can help you make your presentation more dynamic, allowing you to navigate freely between slides in any order you choose without interrupting the flow of your presentation. They’re a good option for shorter presentations without lots of sections, but you can use Slide Zooms for lots of different presentation scenarios. 

Slide Zooms help you drill down into multiple pieces of information while feeling as though you’re staying on the same canvas.

  1. Select  Slide Zoom

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2. The Slide Zoom dialog box opens. Select the slides you want to use in your Slide Zoom. 

3. Once you’ve selected all the slides you want to use, select Insert. Your Slide Zoom is created. 

Tip: If you want to, you can create a Slide Zoom quickly by simply selecting the slide you want from the thumbnail pane and dragging it onto the slide you’d like to have your Slide Zoom on. This way, you can create Slide Zooms and change them quickly, and arrange them however you like simply by clicking and dragging. 

 Change the preview image of your Slide Zoom 

Your Slide Zoom by default will be a preview thumbnail image of the slide, but you can choose a new image from your PC or the web to represent the section or slide you’ll be going to. 

  1. Select your Zoom, and then select the Format tab on the ribbon.

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2. Select Change Image to choose a new picture from the web or your PC to use instead of the thumbnail. 

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3. Choose or search the web for the image you want. When you’ve selected the image you want, select Insert.

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You can also choose various looks for your Zooms from Zoom Styles—you can change the border, add visual effects, or pick from any of the border and effect combinations in the gallery.

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Section Zoom 

A Section Zoom is a link to a section already in your presentation. You can use them to go back to sections you want to really emphasize, or to highlight how certain pieces of your presentation connect.

  1. Select Section Zoom. 

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  1. Select the section you want to use as a Section Zoom. 
  1. Select Insert. Your Section Zoom will be created. 

Tip: If you want to, you can create a Section Zoom quickly by simply selecting the section name you want in the thumbnail pane and dragging it onto the slide you’d like to have a Section Zoom on. 

Any questions just ask!

 

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