What Is Slide Sorter View?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 11:28:53 PM ET

Slide Sorter view is a feature included in Microsoft PowerPoint software that allows the user to see all the slides in a presentation at one time. The slides appear in the task pane as small graphics that are arranged in rows and columns.


Slide Sorter view provides the user with the ability to select several slides at one time. Once selected, transitions or other effects can be applied to the slides with fewer keystrokes than if the slides were displayed individually. In addition to Slide Sorter view, PowerPoint allows Normal and Slide Show views. Slide Show view presents slides one at a time in full screen format, similar to the finished presentation.