Adding a summary slide to the end of a PowerPoint presentation is a good idea. That way, you can review items with your audience. To create a summary slide, select all of the slides you want to summarize (from the Slides tab in Normal View) and then click Summary Slide on the Outlining toolbar. PowerPoint inserts the summary slide before the slides, so be sure to drag it to the end of the presentation. If that's the end of things, the summary slide, as is, is adequate. However, you might find the summary items prompt questions from the audience. If that's a possibility, and you're willing to continue the presentation to answer questions, hyperlink the summary items to their respective slides as follows:
- Select the item on the summary slide.
- Choose Hyperlink from the Insert menu.
- Click Place In This Document.
- Identify the slide.
- Click OK.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.