How to show Long Lists in a Single Slide in PowerPoint

PowerPoint plays a major role in during presentations. Every one of us is cautious and display limited information on every slide – rather than keeping unnecessary information and cluttering up the slide. Now, have you ever faced 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.

long lists going out of slide in powerpoint

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.

Read: PowerPoint Online tips and tricks to create better presentations

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.

select columns in powerpoint

Now the whole list of items will be shown in a number of columns as you selected.

show Long Lists in a Single Slide in PowerPoint

This is the simplest way to show data in multiple columns in a single slide in PowerPoint.

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Sridhar is a Software Engineer who loves to stay updated with developments in the world of technology. He is fond of writing everything related to Internet, Computers and Mobile and Desktop Operating Systems.

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