How to Change Orientation in PowerPoint

How to Change Orientation in PowerPoint | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

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A good presentation can shift the perspective of everyone who sees it, but first you need to learn how to change the perspective of your own slides! Knowing how to modify your canvas gives your creations a new dimension. You can even prepare them for printing, the possibilities are endless! 

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to change slide orientation in PowerPoint in just four steps: 

  1. Select Design.
  2. Go to Slide Size Custom Slide Size.
  3. Choose the orientation you prefer: Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal).
  4. A window will pop up and you will have to choose between Maximize (the content of the slide will be cropped) or Ensure Fit  (the content will become samller so that it fits in the new slide).
How to Change Orientation in PowerPoint

Pro tip: if you want to print the slide, choose one of the presets. For that, go to Slides sized for and click on the drop-down bar to see the different formats available. For example, A4 is a standard sheet of paper. If you set your canvas’ size before printing, you ensure that there will be no cropping or resolution problems. 

Now it’s time for your creativity to shine! Take a look at our website and download a template to start practising what you just learned, or keep developing your skills with our other PowerPoint tutorials.

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