PowerPoint plays a major role during presentations. Every one of us is cautious and displays limited information on every slide – rather than keeping unnecessary information and cluttering up the slide. Now, have you ever faced a problem in showing long lists in a single slide? In this article, I will let you know how to show long lists in a single slide in PowerPoint.
Show Data in Multiple Columns in Single Slide in PowerPoint
In some situations, we want to show a list of items in a single slide. It could be a list of countries or To-Do items, etc. The most important problem which we face in such a scenario is that the list keeps on going and it even goes out of the slide as shown below.
The above slide shows the problem we face when we want to show a long list of items in a single slide. The text also becomes small, and it becomes hard for readers to read the text.
One alternative is you can have a textbox for every item in the list, but that is not the suggested one as it ends in a lot of work and lot of textboxes.
Show Long Lists in a Single Slide in PowerPoint
I will show you simple way to show long lists in a single slide in PowerPoint. No need of showing part of a list in one slide and the remaining list in other slides.
Select the list you want to show in a single slide and click on the Home tab. Under Paragraph, click on Columns and select Two Columns or Three Columns based on the list.
Now the whole list of items will be shown in a number of columns as you selected.
This is the simplest way to show data in multiple columns in a single slide in PowerPoint.
How to make a list appear one by one in PowerPoint?
You can animate a list to make it appear one by one in PowerPoint. For this, you have to set a delay time for the bullet points. Open your presentation and select the box containing bullet points. Now, enter the delay time under the Animations tab.
How do you present a long table in PowerPoint?
If you have a large table and you want to present it in PowerPoint, you can do so by splitting your table into multiple slides in PowerPoint. This is easy. Insert your table, then duplicate that slide to one or more slides (as per your requirement or as per the size of your table). After that, delete the rows accordingly from each slide. When you are done, add the same effect to all the slides containing the table.
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