Selecting Shapes: Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint

Created: Friday, February 14, 2014, posted by Geetesh at 1:49 pm

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To format any slide object in PowerPoint, you must select it. There are a couple of ways with which you can select any slide object. Other than the obvious way of clicking the slide object to select, you can also use the Selection Pane. It’s always more difficult to select overlapping slide objects or objects placed behind a larger object in busy, populated slides — to select slide objects that are difficult to locate, you can use the Selection Pane.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2016

Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2013

Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2016

Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint


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