Slide layouts can be changed from the default Title and Content layout to Title, Comparison, Two Content, and more. Learn how to change the layout with a few different methods, including a shortcut.
- [Narrator] When you create a new presentation, it usually starts with the title slide as you see it here. So we have a place to actually type in a title and a subtitle. As you start to add content to this you might be using that familiar new slide command from the home tabbed ribbon. It's the same thing that you would be seeing in PowerPoint on your desktop. So from the home tabbed ribbon in the slides group, let's go ahead and select new slide. Now the default for adding a new slide is title and content and you can see that that one's actually called out here.
But there are some other choices within this gallery. Let's first add the title and content and take a look at it. Now in slide two that's been added to the navigation pane, we're looking at a place to again add a title and then add some sort of content whether that's a list, text, it could be an image, whatever it might be. That might be the same type of layout that you have for many of the slides in your presentation. But there are times that you might want to change that to not have the same layout maybe you need a full image or you're doing some sort of a comparison of lists or of images side by side.
Instead of actually rearranging these containers and you could do that, you could actually grab one of these corners and resize and then add in whatever else you need here to the left and you might even do the same thing for the title if you can't get things to fit properly. But you start to loose that uniform look and consistency as you're switching from slide one to two to three and your audience will notice that. So manual might work great for you but instead of maybe even doing that or deleting this slide you could do that by right clicking over the slide and selecting delete or you could delete it from the home tabbed ribbon right here where we see the delete command.
Instead of doing that, why not keep that existing slide that may already have content on it and go back to that home tabbed ribbon in the slides group next to where we just selected new slide and change the layout. So by changing the layout we're saying instead of title and content we need this to be a comparison or maybe a blank slide for you to have that full slide image that you might want. Let's go ahead and choose comparison and then select change layout. Notice what happened, we still have that title and it's positioned in the same place as it would be on all of the other slides, but we also have two places to have subtitles and to add some sort of content.
It's going to have that nice consistent look. Now there's other ways that you can get to the layout menu as well. You could get to it from the home tabbed ribbon as we just did, but from an empty area of the slide if you right click here's where you'll also find slide layout. Let's close out of that menu and let's go over to the navigation panel and right click on a slide and again we have that same layout menu.
- Opening and saving presentations in OneDrive and Teams
- Using different slide layouts
- Adding images, charts, graphics, transitions, animations, and video
- Applying themes
- Sharing presentations
- Printing slides
- Using shortcuts