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How to Change Slide Layout in MS PowerPoint ?

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 21 Jul, 2021

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation of topics that allows us to create “presentation slides” that can be displayed on the computer screen or on a widescreen. A PowerPoint presentation is a good way to convey information to a large audience. It helps in creating a topic properly by providing various features like editing, graphical animations, and many more. A user does not have to carry around any slides or slide projector, and, if necessary, can make any last-minute changes to the presentation.

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Features of MS PowerPoint are:

  1. Slide Design
  2. Animations
  3. Insert Icons, and 3D models
  4. Video Recording
  5. Slide Layout
  6. Slide Transitions
  7. Visual effects etc.

What is Slide Layout in MS Powerpoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint has a special feature called slide layout in which you can select different slide layout format in it. A slide layout is a template that contains formatting, placeholder, and different size of boxes for all of the content that appears on a slide. A placeholder is a type of a container that holds text and graphics, such as pictures, SmartArt, tables, charts, graphs, 3D models, and many more. In PowerPoint presentation title slide layout is very important because it is a preview of the upcoming content for the rest of your presentation.

In simple words, a slide layout is a way to arrange the object on the slide. A slide layout contains text and graphics such as pictures, SmartArt, tables, charts, graphs, etc. You can also create or modify these layouts according to your requirements.

Some examples of slide layouts are:

Steps to Add Slide Layout

Step 1: On the navigation menu select the Home option.

Step 2: Under the home, section click on the drop-down arrow of layout as shown in figure:

Step 3: A office theme dialog box will open where you can choose a different slide layout.

There are a total of 9 slide layouts in MS PowerPoint: 

  1. Title Slide
  2. Title with Content
  3. Section Header
  4. Comparison
  5. Title only
  6. Blank
  7. Content with Caption
  8. Picture with Caption

Step 4: Select the slide layout according to your topic requirement.

Finally, a slide layout is added to the presentation.

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