Split a Bulleted List Between Slides in MS PowerPoint

Dennis Faas's picture

I don't know of a way to build in automatic overflow of text to a new slide in PowerPoint like you can do with text boxes in Word or in Publisher. However, once your presentation is designed, you can split a bullet list between two slides.

Follow the steps below to split up a bulleted list in your PowerPoint presentation:

  1. In Normal view, switch to the Outline tab.
  2. Move the insertion point where you want to split the text. Press Enter.
  3. For this to work, you must have your AutoCorrect option set properly.
  4. From the main menu choose Tools | AutoCorrect.
  5. In the AutoFormat As You Type tab, find the Apply As You Type section.
  6. Un-check the AutoFit body text to placeholder option.
  7. Otherwise, PowerPoint will continue to shrink the font when you have more text than can be accommodated on a slide, which is not what you want to happen.

Your bulleted list should now be split between two slides.

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