How to change slide size in powerpoint.
PowerPoint allows you to change your presentation's slide sizes, which you may need to do to change how your slides are displayed or printed. Here's how.
Changing powerpoint slide sizes, changing to a custom powerpoint slide size.
PowerPoint allows you to format and present the content of your slides in different ways. If you want to print out or display your PowerPoint slides in a bigger or smaller-than-average size, you can change the slide sizes to match.
PowerPoint has two common slide sizes. The first, 4:3, is a good option if you're using older hardware to present your slides. If you're planning on presenting your PowerPoint presentation using a modern projector or display, then the 16:9 slide size should be your preferred choice.
By default, PowerPoint will default to the 16:9 side slide. To print your slides (full size, one per page), you'll likely need to use a custom slide size, rather than one of these options.
Switching to another size is thankfully an easy process---open your PowerPoint presentation to begin and then click the "Design" tab on the ribbon bar.
In the "Customize" section of the "Design" tab, select the "Slide Size" button. This will display the two common slide sizes in a drop-down menu.
Click either the "Standard (4:3)" or "Widescreen (16:9)" option to switch all of your PowerPoint slides to that size.
Unfortunately, it isn't possible to use multiple slide sizes in a PowerPoint presentation. Just as if you were making PowerPoint slides vertical , any changes you make to your PowerPoint slide sizes will apply to all slides.
Related: How to Make Slides Vertical in PowerPoint
It's possible to use a custom PowerPoint slide size if the default 4:3 or 16:9 options are unsuitable. You might choose to use a custom slide size if you're printing full-size PowerPoint slides using a custom page layout, for instance.
To do this, select Design > Slide Size > Custom Slide Size to display the "Slide Size" options menu.
Various preset slide sizes, such as A3 or A4 paper sizes, are shown under the "Slides Sized For" drop-down menu.
Select one of these preset options, or set your slide dimensions manually using the "Width" and "Height" option boxes. From there, click the "OK" button to save.
If you're scaling down to a smaller size, PowerPoint will ask you how it should handle any slide content.
Choose "Maximize" if you want the slide contents to remain at a similar scale, but with the risk that some of the content may be cut. Alternatively, click "Ensure Fit" to scale the slide contents down in size to match the new slide size without losing any content.
Once saved, the custom slide size you selected will be immediately applied to all of your slides, with slide content being resized or cut to match.
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What size should my slides be, 16:9 or 4:3?
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Deciding on a slide format used to be easy when there was only one choice. Nowadays, you can choose between 4:3 format or 16:9. What do these numbers mean and which size should you choose for your presentations?
What the numbers mean
The above notation is called the “aspect ratio,” or the ratio of the width to the height of the slide. In the 4:3 aspect ratio, the dimensions are 1024 x 768 pixels (10.67″ x 8″); the height is 3/4 of the width. Back in the Ye Olde Days of PowerPoint, it was your only choice. Why? Because that’s the aspect ratio of actual slides, pictured above, television screens, and early computer monitors.
When high-definition screens came on the scene in the early 2000s, they were built in a 16:10 aspect ratio. But as more and more high-definition screens were manufactured, it became clear that screens with a 16:9 aspect ratio were cheaper to manufacture. So the 16:9 aspect ratio (1920 x 1080 pixels or 13.3″ x 7.5″) became the new standard.
What size should you choose?
From boardrooms to computer monitors to smartphone screens, 16:9 is the default screen aspect ratio so that’s the slide size I always go with. The 16:9 format gives you a lot of slide real estate to play around with! The legacy 4:3 aspect ratio, while still used, creates smaller slides and doesn’t look that great on newer screens.
How do you change an old 4:3 deck to the new 16:9 format?
Oh, this is super-fun to do and you’re a lucky duck if it becomes your job.
To resize your slides go to the Design tab on the ribbon and select Slide Size/Widescreen on the right side of the screen.
After you select the new size, this window will appear:
Now you’re faced with either everything on the slides being stretched out or squished to fill the space. Oh boy! Either way, after you make your selection you’ll need to go through the presentation slide by slide to ensure that everything looks good. This can be fairly straightforward if the creator of the presentation stayed within the template or a real pain in the rear if he/she didn’t. But do go through the deck to ensure that everything looks right.
If you’re a production artist that charges by the hour, reformatting an organization’s slides from 4:3 to 16:9 could be a nice little gig for you!
Other slide sizes for special events
Now, the 16:9 format is great for everyday use but what if you’re designing a presentation for an event? Last year, I was designing slides for a corporate conference where the setup included multiple, massive screens. For that event, the slides measured 52″ x 17″ and had a “leave this space blank” area on the bottom. Each event is different, so if you’re working on slides like these you need to become friends with the AV folks and find out what size slides they recommend for optimal viewing on that particular setup. The last thing you want to see on a gigantic stage are distorted graphics!
Unless you’re told otherwise, use the 16:9 format. You get a lot more space on each slide for your visuals and it’s really the way things are going.
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How to Change Your PowerPoint Slide Size (16:9 vs. 4:3)
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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to change your slide size in PowerPoint.
That way you can create slides for any situation including on-screen presentations, printed documents, posters, postcards, handouts, etc.
First off, the two most used PowerPoint slide sizes are:
- 16:9 ratio for onscreen presentations and new overhead projectors. This is the default setting for the latest versions of PowerPoint.
- 4:3 ratio for printing slides on standard 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper as handouts.
When starting with a blank PowerPoint presentation, changing your slide size is super easy and straightforward. If not, there are a few issues you’ll need to deal with, each covered below.
That’s why it’s worth figuring out what slide size you need BEFORE you build your presentation. If you later convert your presentation to a different size, it can be painful!
It’s just like the old carpenter saying, “measure twice and cut once.” In PowerPoint, you’ll want to “ask twice (to double confirm the required size) and build once.”
Changing your PowerPoint slide size does not make your PowerPoint presentation larger or smaller. To reduce your PowerPoint file size, you need to learn how to compress a PowerPoint presentation .
How to change your PowerPoint slide size
By default, new PowerPoint presentations start in the 16:9 slide size format.
This is the NEW standard for most modern overhead projects and monitors and is recommended for most presentations. That said, you can easily change your slide size to something else.
To change your slide size in PowerPoint, simply:
- Navigate to the Design tab
- Open the Slide Size drop down menu
- Select 4:3 , 16:9 or Custom Slide Size (see options below)
When starting with a blank presentation, you are now good to go. You will not have to worry about any of the conversion issues discussed below.
Notice too, how much wider the 16:9 slide size is versus the 4:3 slide size in the picture below. The new size gives you more room for the content on your slides.
When you are converting an existing presentation to a new slide size, you will additionally be given the following prompt:
“You are scaling to a new slide size. Would you like to maximize the size of your content, or scale it down to ensure it will fit on the new slide?
Maximize leaves all your content as is on your slide, even if it no longer fits on the new slide size that you selected.
Ensure Fit scales down your content in proportion to the new slide size you have selected. You will only see this option when moving from a larger slide size to a smaller one.
Custom PowerPoint slide sizes
Choosing Custom for your slide size gives you additional options to work with. Inside the dialog box you can choose your size on the left and your orientation on the right.
On top of that, you can also input your own custom slide size. However, I recommend using one of the preset PowerPoint dimension options.
- On-screen show (4:3)
- Letter Paper (8.5×11 in)
- A3 Paper (297×420 mm)
- B4 (ISO) Paper (250×353 mm)
- B5 (ISO) Paper (176×250 mm)
- 35mm Slides
- On-screen Show (16:9)
- On-screen show (16:10)
For your orientation options on the right-hand side of the dialog box, you can choose between Landscape and Portrait .
In most situations, you will want one of the default settings. Best practice is Landscape for your presentation slides and Portrait for your printed notes, handouts and outlines.
Issues when converting 4:3 to the 16:9 slide size in PowerPoint
When converting an existing 4:3 presentation with content into the 16:9 format, you are not given any conversion options. Instead, PowerPoint simply does the conversion for you, which can create several problems.
There are two issues you will face in the new 16:9 slide size.
The first issue is that all the images on your slide master (including company logos) will be stretched to fit the new, larger slide size.
To fix the stretched images, you will need to fix those images (or reinsert them) on your slide master, as if you were creating a PowerPoint template from scratch.
The second issue you will face in the larger 16:9 slide size is that you will have a lot of extra white space on your slides.
While you can leave the space blank, doing so will make your content look weird. Ideally you don’t want a lot of white empty space like that on your slides. Especially since all your font sizes will be so small.
That’s why if you have the time, I recommend resizing your content to fill in the white space. You can do this by either increasing the font size of your content, or adding additional visuals that support your message.
Issues when converting 16:9 to the 4:3 slide size in PowerPoint
When converting an existing 16:9 presentation to the 4:3 slide size, you are given the option to either Maximize or Ensure Fit (both covered below).
1. The Maximize option
This option means that the content on your slides will not be resized to fit the 4:3 slide size. The same is true if you move to any smaller slide size.
Maximize Issue #1: All the images on your slide master (including your company logo) will be distorted.
You might also have issues with other content placeholders, slide backgrounds or anything else that was built on your slide master. For these issues, you’ll first need to navigate to your Slide Master. Once you are there, you either adjust (or rebuild) your PowerPoint template so that everything fits properly.
Maximize Issue #2: Your content will not be scaled down to the smaller slide size. Instead, you’ll have overhanging content as pictured above.
For these kinds of spacing issues, you will need to work through your slides to adjust your content.
One recommendation as you move from the larger 16:9 slide size to 4:3, is to break up your slides. Take the contents from one larger slide and break it into two (or even three) separate slides.
Breaking up your content is preferable to just cramming more content on the smaller slide space. Doing so will make your content easier to read when presented on an overhead projector.
2. The Ensure Fit option
This option means that PowerPoint will scale down your content to fit the smaller slide size based on the size you selected.
Ensure Fit Issue #1: Distorted images, slide backgrounds and anything else that PowerPoint had to automatically resize on your slide master.
To fix these issues, you’ll need to navigate to your slide master and adjust (or rebuild) your template to make everything fit.
Ensure Fit Issue #2: Your content will be scaled down to fit your new slide size, leaving you with a lot of white space. In addition, all your font sizes will be smaller, making them hard to read.
For small content like this, you’ll need to work through your slides and resize your content accordingly. Keep in mind the people at the back of the room too when choosing a new font style and size.
Saving your custom slide size as a PowerPoint theme
If want to use your own custom slide size for all your future PowerPoint presentations, you can save and set it as a PowerPoint theme.
This is a two-step process as discussed below.
1. Save your custom slide size as a theme
To save your custom slide size (and settings) as your own custom PowerPoint theme, simply:
- Open the M ore options
- Click Save Current Theme
- Name your Theme (and don’t change the file location it saves to)
- Click Save
2. Set your custom theme as the default
To set a custom PowerPoint theme as the default for all your future presentations, simply:
- Open the More options
- Right-click your custom theme
- Select Set as Default Presentation
- Close out of PowerPoint (and do not save any presentations if it prompts you)
Once you’ve set your own custom theme as the Default Presentation, it will open every time you start PowerPoint. This saves you from always having to switch your slide sizes.
For examples of the different free PowerPoint themes included with your Microsoft Office subscription, see Microsoft’s blog post here .
So that’s how you can change your PowerPoint slide size, either before or after you create your presentation.
And although you are given a lot of flexibility in the slide sizes you can choose from, I recommend using the default slide sizes as used by most people.
It’s also important to remember that switching slide sizes after you have built your presentation can be a total pain. So, to the extent possible, figure out your PowerPoint slide size first before you build out your presentation.
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How to change the size of slides in Microsoft PowerPoint
The actual size(s) of the slide is less important than the aspect ratio. By default, slides in presentations that you create from the Blank Presentation template are set to Widescreen size.
To change the size of your presentation slides, on the Design tab, in the Customize group, click the Slide Size button and then:
Notes : The Standard slide size:
- 1600 x 1200
- 2048 x 1536
- 2560 x 1920
- Matches the aspect ratio of standard tablet screens
- Exactly fills the screen in the Slide pane and when printed on a tablet.
Notes : The Widescreen slide size:
- 1920 x 1080
- 2048 x 1152
- 2560 x 1440
- Does not match the aspect ratio of standard tablet screens
- Has empty space above and below when printed on a 4:3 screen.
- Click Custom Slide Size... :
In the Slide Size dialog box:
- Choose the slide orientation in the Orientation group.
After choosing the necessary options, click OK . The Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box will show two options on how to scale the existing slides to a new slide size:
Maximize the content size or scale it down to Ensure Fit it on the new slide.
Note : It is impossible to change the size or orientation just for some slides.
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Change PowerPoint Slide Size (Widescreen, Standard or Custom)
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated September 7, 2023
Applies to: Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® 2016, 2019, 2021 and 365 (Windows)
You can change the slide size or aspect ratio of a PowerPoint presentation in all versions. The default slide size or dimensions in 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021 or 365 is widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio). You can also enter a custom slide size if you prefer (including entering slide size in pixels). The best time to set slide size is when you first set up your PowerPoint presentation before you add any content. If you change the size later in the process, you may have to deal with distorted pictures and you may also need to adjust the position and size of various objects on slides in Normal View and in the slide master(s) and layouts in Slide Master View.
The most common slide sizes or aspect ratios are typically used as follows:
- Widescreen or 16:9 aspect ratio is frequently used for onscreen presentations using a projector, monitor or a widescreen TV. Older projectors used the standard aspect ratio but most new projectors are designed for widescreen.
- Standard or 4:3 aspect ratio is often used if slides are intended to be printed on letter size paper.
Slide size changes affect the entire presentation. You cannot change slide size for single slides.
You should never change slide size just before running a presentation as you may not be satisfied with the results. If you already have a presentation with images and other content, it's also a good idea to change slide size on a copy of the presentation so you can keep the original deck and slide size.
Note: Some Ribbon tabs may appear with slightly different names if you are working with PowerPoint 365 and have a smaller screen or different display settings. Buttons on the Ribbon may appear as icons only and are also affected by screen size and display settings.
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Regardless of the version of PowerPoint you use, you should go through your slides after you change slide size to be sure you are satisfied with the results. Be sure to check the slide master(s) and layouts in Slide Master View as well.
Change slide size to widescreen or standard
To change slide size to widescreen or standard size:
- In Normal View, click the Design tab in the Ribbon.
- Click Slide Size in the Customize group. A drop-down menu appears.
- Select Widescreen, Standard or another option from the drop-down menu. A dialog box appears with options to maximize content or scale to fit (this dialog appears only if you are moving from a larger to a smaller slide size).
- Select the desired option.
Slide Size appears on the Design tab in the Ribbon:
The following dialog box appears in PowerPoint to maximize content or scale to fit only when you change slide size to a smaller size (such as widescreen to standard):
If you select Maximize, the slide content will not be resized when you change to the smaller slide size.
If you select Ensure Fit, PowerPoint will scale your content to fit the smaller slide size.
Change slide size to a custom size
You can use custom slide sizes. Simply choose options from the Slides sized for drop-down menu in the dialog box (such as A4 paper size) or enter custom dimensions.
To change slide size to a custom size:
- Choose Custom Slide Size from the drop-down menu. A dialog box appears.
- Select an option from the Slides sized for drop-down menu or enter the desired slide size in the Height and Width boxes.
- A dialog box appears with options to maximize content or scale to fit (this dialog appears only if you are moving from a larger to a smaller slide size).
Note that the measurement system in PowerPoint dialog boxes is based on your system settings. If you would like to change the measurement system, check out our article on How to Change the Measurement System in PowerPoint.
The following dialog box appears when you select Slide Size and then Custom Slide Size:
You can create posters in PowerPoint by entering a custom slide size such as 36 inches wide by 56 inches high or 91.44 cm wide by 142.24 cm high. The maximum slide size in PowerPoint is 56 inches or 142.24 cm. As a best practice, set the slide size before adding content to the poster.
Many PowerPoint users are not aware that you can enter slide size in pixels (simply enter the measurement with px beside the number). This is useful in a number of situations such as using PowerPoint to create social media posts. If you enter slide size in pixels (such as 200px), when you tab to another box or close the dialog box, PowerPoint changes the pixels to the equivalent in the current measurement system.
Deal with issues when changing slide size
When changing slide size in existing presentations with content, 4 common issues occur:
- Pictures may be distorted as PowerPoint tries to adjust images to fit slide size. Images on slides in Normal View will be affected as well as images on the slide master(s) and layouts. If pictures are distorted, you will need to either manually resize each image or delete them and insert them again.
- Objects such as placeholders and shapes that have been created in PowerPoint are not in the position you'd like. You may need to move objects or reset one or more slides (on the Home tab in the Ribbon, click Reset in the Slides group).
- Extra space is created if you change to a larger slide size. You may need to move or resize objects and adjust the slide master(s) or layouts in Slide Master View.
- If you have changed to a smaller slide size, you may need to increase font size for placeholders and text boxes.
Dimension differences between different slide sizes
In PowerPoint 2013 and later versions, widescreen (16:9) format measurements are different and are set to 13.33 inches wide by 7.5 inches high or 33.867 cm wide by 19.05 cm high. This matches the height of the 4:3 format.
Avoid issues when changing slide size
To avoid issues in PowerPoint related to slide size, you should:
- Try to set slide size as a first step after you create a presentation and before you have entered any content. In 2013 and later versions, the default is widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio).
- If you have changed slide size in a presentation with content, review your slides to be sure you are satisfied with the results. You should also check the slide master(s) and layouts in Slide Master View.
- Never change slide size just before running a presentation as you may not be pleased with the results and you won't have time to fix your slide deck.
- If you have created a presentation with content, make a copy of the presentation first and change slide size on the copy.
Keep in mind that widescreen is normally used for on screen presentations and standard is often used for printed presentations.
This article was first published on October 6, 2019 and has been updated for clarity and content.
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- You can change the size of a slide in your PowerPoint presentation through the "Design" menu.
- Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to change slide sizes on the Windows PC, Apple MacOS, and web-based apps.
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When it comes to designing your visual presentation, one size does not fit all.
That's doubly true for PowerPoint presentations, which may be viewed on several platforms and devices. Sometimes PowerPoint's default slide isn't the best option for your project, and the program has a built-in fix for that.
When you create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, you can customize your slides' size and dimension. This allows you to choose a perfect canvass for your content.
Microsoft offers the ability to change the size of your slides on the Windows, Mac, and web-based apps. Here's how to do it.
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1. Open an existing PowerPoint file, or start a new presentation.
2. Select "Design" from the top menu bar.
3. Toward the right, click "Slide Size."
4. In the drop-down menu, select Standard, Widescreen, or "Custom Slide Size…"
5. When you're done, click "OK."
How to change slide size in PowerPoint for Mac
1. Create a new presentation, or launch an existing file.
2. Click "Design" from the top-line row of options.
3. Toward the right, you'll see "Slide Size." Click it for a drop-down menu of options.
4. Select the included Standard or Widescreen options, or click "Page Setup…" for a custom size.
5. Choose "OK" when you're done.
How to change slide size in PowerPoint for web
1. Navigate to powerpoint.office.com and sign in to your Microsoft account.
2. Open a new or existing PowerPoint.
3. Select "Design" from the top row of options.
4. Click "Slide Size."
5. Select between Widescreen and Standard, or create custom dimensions with "Custom Slide Size…"
6. If selecting custom, enter the dimensions and then choose whether you want it in landscape or portrait mode.
7. Choose between maximizing your slide size or scaling it to fit the new dimensions.
8. Click "OK."
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How to Change the Slide Size in PowerPoint for Better Presentations
Makes them much easier to read
Powerpoint presentations are supposed to be engaging. But that’s another story if the audience can’t see what’s in front of them. So, in this article, we’ll discuss how to change the default slide size in Powerpoint.
This will come in handy so you can maximize your slides to the size of the projector or monitor you’ll be using and deliver a better presentation.
Choose One Slide Size First
PowerPoint allows you to change the slide size anytime you like, but it’s a good idea to pick the right size before you start creating your presentation.
If you decide to change the size later, PowerPoint will do its best to give you options on how to shift items around, but it will more than likely result in having to totally redesign your slides.
This is especially true if you move from a widescreen format slide to a smaller 4:3 standard sized slide.
If you choose to scale it down, PowerPoint will try to fit everything as best it can into the smaller slide. If you choose Don’t Scale , the items that are outside the standard size will simply be out of the window. You’ll then have to decide whether to delete those items or move them back into the slide.
Change Slide Size in PowerPoint
Once you know what size will be ideal for your output device, you can adjust the slide size in PowerPoint.
First, go ahead and open PowerPoint and select a slide.
This guide works will work for most modern versions of PowerPoint that have the ribbon interface, including the version in Office 365.
Next, go to the Design tab. It’s where you can find the options that let you tweak your presentation’s design.
There, head over to the far right end — to where you can find the Customize section. Next, choose Slide Size .
Clicking on this option will reveal a menu. It lets you pick the size of the slide that you want. Your choices are Standard , Widescreen , and Custom Slide Size .
Let’s walk through each of the choices. This way, you will have a better understanding of your options. This will also help you adjust your slide’s size as needed – a size that works best for your projector or TV.
If you go with the Standard size, you’ll be going with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is a safe choice because it works for familiar devices such as older screens with low resolutions.
A Standard slide size is a suggested choice for old school presenters. This means those who will be working with old projectors and SlideShare or other old online presentation platforms .
If you choose Widescreen , you’ll be going with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This is the ideal choice for you if you’re dealing with newer devices and online presentation platforms.
Got a Microsoft Surface device or HD projector? Going with a Widescreen option is the better way to go. The same is true if you’ll be presenting on a HDTV or 4K TV/monitor.
If Standard and Widescreen slide sizes are not for you, you can also go with the Custom Slide Size…
If you select this option, a pop-up window will appear.
Here, you can select from plenty of choices regarding the slide size you want. If you’re about to deliver your Powerpoint presentation on an unfamiliar projector, it’s good to go with this option.
It’s flexible. It can also accommodate your preferred slide dimensions.
Plus this way, you can select the Orientation for your slides and notes. This lets you have control over the Width and Height of your slides, too.
You can also try expanding the Slides sized for menu option. Doing so reveals preset sizes that go beyond the Standard and Widescreen size options.
As you can see, this option allows you to adjust your slide to fit the size of a Letter Paper, 35mm slide, a banner, 16:10 aspect ratio and more.
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How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint
PowerPoint allows you to change the aspect ratio of your presentation. The widescreen slide size is best when presenting on modern displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you’ll be presenting on an older display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, you’ll want to use the standard slide size instead.
Change the Slide Size
- Click the Design tab.
- Expand the Customize group.
To change the slide orientation, click the Slide Size button and select Custom Slide Size . Change the slide settings and click OK .
- Widescreen : 16:9 ratio is much wider than it is tall and works well for wide, high definition screens.
- Standard : 4:3 ratio is only slightly wider than it is tall and works best for traditional screens.
- Maximize : Crops your content and fills all the available space on the slide.
- Ensure Fit : Scales content down and leaves additional space at the top and bottom of the slide.
The entire presentation is resized to fit the new format.
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How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint? [A Helpful Guide!]
By: Author Shrot Katewa
Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful software. You can not only create a standard presentation design, but you can also create documents of various sizes using PowerPoint! However, that requires you to have a good understanding of various slide sizes available in PowerPoint. You may be wondering, how to change the slide size in PowerPoint?
To change the slide size in PowerPoint, click on the “Design” tab. Then, click on “Slide Size”. From the dropdown, choose “Standard” or “Widescreen”. You can also click on “Custom Slide Size” to change the size of the slides in PowerPoint to A3, A4 or a completely custom size.
In this article, I will walk you through the nuances of changing a slide size in PowerPoint. We will go into the steps in detail with pictures so that you get the best understanding of the subject!
So, let’s get started!
A Quick Note Before We Begin – for this article, I will be using one of the presentation templates from Envato Elements . With Envato Elements, you get access to thousands of presentation designs with unlimited downloads so you never run out of options again. Plus, you get free previews so you know exactly what you’re getting before buying! It is also very affordable.
1. How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint?
Changing the size of your slides in Microsoft PowerPoint is actually a lot easier than you think! All you have to do is go to the ‘Design’ tab from the ribbon, click on the ‘Slide Size’ button at the top right corner of your screen and select the slide size you want.
Below, I’ll be discussing how to change the size of slides in different versions of Microsoft PowerPoint as well as in different device including Mac, iPad and Android:
1a. Change Slide Size in PowerPoint 2016 and 2019
Follow the steps below to change the slide size in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2019 and Office 365:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Design’ tab
At first, click on the ‘Design’ tab, which is the fourth option on your ribbon to get access to the design section of your PowerPoint presentation.
Step 2: Click on ‘Slide Size’ option
Go to the top right of the ‘Design’ tab in the ‘Customize’ section and ‘Left click’ on the ‘Slide Size’ button and a drop-down menu will open.
Step 3: Select the desired slide size from the ‘Slides sized for’ option.
Now, another dialogue box will show up in the middle of your screen. Click on ‘Ensure Fit’ to adjust your slide contents. (we will talk about the difference between the “Maximise” and “Ensure Fit” options later in the article)
If you choose to click on the ‘Custom Slide Size’ option, you may see a different dialogue box first. We will get to that in a moment and I will share with you how to customize the slide sizes in addition to the default options provided by PowerPoint.
1b. How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint 2010?
The process of changing slide size in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is described below:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Design’ tab and go to ‘Page Setup’ option
Click on the ‘Page Setup’ option located in the ‘Page Setup’ section of the ‘Design’ tab. This will open up a new dialogue box.
Step 2: Choose the slide size you want from the drop-down menu after clicking on ‘Slides sized for’.
‘Left click’ on the ‘Slides sized for’ menu to get the options of slide size. Choose your preferred style and then click on the ‘Ok’ button.
1c. How to Change the Slide Size in PowerPoint 2007?
The process of changing slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 is identical to the process in PowerPoint 2010. For reference, here’s how to change the slide size in PowerPoint 2007:
1d. How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint on Mac
The process of changing slide size in PowerPoint on Mac is described in simple steps below:
Step 1: Click on the ‘File Menu’ and then on ‘Page setup’
Click on the ‘File’ menu which is located in the ‘Quick Access’ toolbar above the ‘Home’ tab and a drop-down menu will appear. Click on the ‘Page Setup’ option from the drop-down menu which will open up another dialogue box.
Step 2: Choose your new slide size from the dialogue box
Click on your preferred slide size and then press the ‘Ok’ button. PowerPoint will prompt you to choose between “Scale” or “Don’t Scale”. This is similar to the Maximise or Ensure Fit options Windows users see.
Go with the “ Scale ” option as this will adjust the sizes of all shapes and text for each slide. You can also choose to go with “Don’t Scale” option and adjust everything manually as per your requirement.
Your slide size will change accordingly.
If you are using Office 365 or later versions of PowerPoint on Mac, you an also find the option to change the slide size from widescreen to standard by click on the Design tab, and then clicking on “Slide Size” as showcased earlier.
1e. How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint on iPad?
Follow the steps below to change slide size in PowerPoint on iPad:
Step 1: Go to the ‘Home’ menu after opening your PowerPoint Presentation file
At the bottom right corner of the screen, you will find the ‘three dots’ icon, which is the ‘Options’ menu. Tap on the ‘Options’ menu and then select the ‘Home’ option.
Step 2: Change your size after tapping the ‘Slide Size’ option
A ‘Design’ option will now appear on your screen. Tap on it and then tap on the ‘Slide Size’ option. After that, change your slide size to ‘Standard’ or ‘Widescreen.’
1f. How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint on Android?
Unfortunately, you cannot change the size of your presentation slides using PowerPoint on Android. However, there is another application for Android called ‘ WPS Office ’, which you can use to change the size of your slides from ‘Standard (4:3)’ to ‘Widescreen (16:9).’
Simply open your PowerPoint Presentation using this app and go to the ‘Settings’ option at the bottom left corner. Then scroll rightwards to the ‘Design’ tab, where you will find the ‘ Slide Size’ option. From there, you will be able to select your desired slide size.
2. How to Change Slide Size to A4 in PowerPoint?
To change the slide size of your PowerPoint presentation to A4, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on ‘Custom Slide Size’ located in the ‘Design’ tab
Click on the ‘Design’ tab and then from the ‘Slide size’ menu, click on the ‘Custom Slide Size’ button.
Step 2: Choose the ‘A4 Paper (210x297mm)’ option to change the slide size
From the pop-up window, click on the ‘Slides sized for’ button and a drop-down menu will show you the different slide sizes available. Now all you have to do is select the ‘A4 Paper (210x297mm)’ size option and hit the ‘ Ok ’ button.
Here’s how the A4 slide size will look in the portrait orientation in PowerPoint.
3. How to Change Slide Size to A3 in PowerPoint?
You can modify the slide size to A3 in Microsoft PowerPoint by following the easy steps below:
Step 1: Selecting the ‘Custom Slide Size’ button to change slide size
At first, click on the ‘Slide Size’ option in the ‘Design’ tab. From the drop-down menu select the ‘Custom Slide Size’ option.
Step 2: Select the ‘A3 Paper’ and Click on OK
Expand the ‘Slides sized for’ drop-down menu by clicking on it. Then, ‘Left click’ on the ‘A3 Paper (297x420mm)’ paper option. Press the ‘Ok’ button at the bottom right of the pop-up window and then click on the ‘Ensure Fit’ button to resize the content accordingly to the slides.
4. How to Create Custom Slide Size in PowerPoint?
Follow the easy steps described below to create custom slide size in PowerPoint:
Step 1: Selecting ‘Custom Slide Size’ to create a custom size for your presentation
Click on the ‘Slide Size’ option in the ‘Design’ tab. From the drop-down menu select the ‘Custom Slide Size’ option.
Step 2: Input the Height and Width in the dialogue box and click ‘Ok’
After clicking on the ‘Custom Slide Size’ option, a pop-up window will appear. To input a custom slide size, click on the ‘Slides sized for’ button and from the drop-down menu, select ‘Custom .’
After adding the desired Height and Width for the slide, click on the ‘Ok’ button and then click on the ‘Ensure Fit’ button.
5. How to Change Slide Size from Widescreen to Standard?
To change the slide size from Widescreen to Standard, just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Design’ tab which is on the top left of your presentation
The first step is to go to the ‘Design’ tab which is the fourth tab on the ribbon of your PowerPoint window.
Step 2: Click on ‘Slide Size.’
Click on the ‘Slide Size’ button located in the ‘Customize’ section of the ‘Design’ tab. A drop-down menu will appear once you click on it.
Step 3: Change your slide size from Widescreen to Standard and adjust slide content
The slide size is set to ‘Widescreen 16:9’ by default. To change it, ‘Left click’ on ‘Standard (4:3)’ . This will open up a dialogue box, where you will find the ‘Maximize’ and ‘Ensure Fit’ options.
If you click on the ‘Maximize’ option, your content will not be sized down to fit your slide and images may get distorted. On the other hand, clicking on the ‘Ensure Fit’ option will resize the contents of the down to your preferred size.
6. How to Increase Slide Size in PowerPoint When Printing?
When printing, sometimes PowerPoint just doesn’t print to the edge of the page. Meaning, there is a white bleed (border or margin) when you try to print it or when you try to convert it into a PDF.
You can fix this problem by either increase or adjusting the slide size before printing.
Here’s a video that explains the process in detail –
Although the video is for Mac, you can easily adjust the settings for the slide size for Windows just the same way.
It is important to remember to make sure that you don’t increase the slide size of your entire presentation but only adjust the printing size of the slides.
7. Can You Change Orientation of Just One Slide in PowerPoint?
There is currently no direct way to change the orientation of just one slide in PowerPoint. However, you can circumvent this issue by either creating a hyperlink to an external file or adding a portrait PDF file directly in PowerPoint.
We wrote a detailed article on the exact steps and processes that you need to follow in order to do this. Make sure you read that article on How to Change Orientation of Just One Slide in PowerPoint !
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The most common PowerPoint slide ratios are "4:3" and "16:9". In previous versions of PowerPoint, the slide size was 4:3, widescreen, and high-definition formats have been adapted for TV and video. The default slide size in new versions of PowerPoint is widescreen (16:9). And the PowerPoint slide size can be changed by the following method.
The PowerPoint slide size also needs to be adjusted to cover the entire screen for different monitors and devices. You can often see some special proportions of slides at the press conference. In this case, [Custom Slide Size] is used. The following post will explain different PowerPoint Slide sizes and change them.
PowerPoint Slide Size Guide
Whether you are preparing your presentation for a class or your work, you should adapt it to the device which will be used for projecting it. Some devices or even laptops can have different sizes, so you will need to change the dimensions of your presentation. To change the size of your presentation slides, on the Design tab, in the Customize group, click the Slide Size button and then choose one of the pre-defined sizes.
Common PowerPoint Slide Sizes
- Standard (4:3) was the default slide size in older versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, like 2003 or 2007. Standard (4:3) slides have a size of 10 x 7.5 inches or 25.4 x 19.05 cm.
- Widescreen (16:9) is the default slide size in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, 2016, and 365. Widescreen (16:9) slides have a size of 13.33 x 7.5 inches or 33.867 x 19.05 cm.
4:3 is best viewed on a standard computer screen, while the 16:9 is best viewed on a widescreen computer screen or TV. Using the proper dimensions ensures the presentation is scaled suitably not to appear warped. Widescreen is the default in most versions of PowerPoint.
Custom PowerPoint Slide Size
Using a custom PowerPoint slide size is possible if the default 4:3 or 16:9 options are unsuitable. You might choose to use a custom slide size if you are printing full-size PowerPoint slides using a custom page layout, for instance. To do this, select Design > Slide Size > Custom Slide Size to display the "Slide Size" options menu.
- From the Slides sized for the drop-down list, you can choose pre-defined popular sizes, such as Letter Paper (8.5 x11 in), Ledger Paper (11 x 17 in), A3 Paper (297 x 420 mm), etc.
- Enter the custom sizes in the Width and Height fields.
- Choose the slide orientation in the Orientation group.
You can run your slideshow on a computer screen, a television screen, or a projector. It is best to know your display device upfront. It would be best to change your slide dimensions before designing your slides before adding shapes and images to slides. Changing the dimensions afterward is possible, but it can ruin your slide design. If pictures are distorted, you will need to manually resize each image or delete them and insert them again.
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- March 25, 2021
Trying to change slide size in PowerPoint presentations? PowerPoint lets you choose between a couple of standard slide sizes plus a custom option. In this hints and tips blog post we provide a guide to:
- The different slide sizes in PowerPoint 16:9, 4:3 and custom sizes
- How to change a PowerPoint slide size
- How to change the orientation of PowerPoint slides from landscape to portrait
- A workaround to change selected slides to portrait for printing
Where to change slide size in PowerPoint?
From the PowerPoint Design tab on the ribbon, select the Slide Size feature button. You can find the slide size feature button on the far right end of the ribbon - refer to the screenshot below.
The three slide size options of standard, widescreen and custom will display, as shown in the screenshot below.
What are the PowerPoint slide size options?
PowerPoint offers three different slide sizes. What's the difference 4:3 vs 16:9 PowerPoint slide sizes? The Standard 4:3 and Widescreen 16:9 both have the same slide width , but have different slide heights:
- PowerPoint Standard (4:3) Slide Size: This is the original PowerPoint slide size. The standard screen size is easy to print and works well on older style pull down projector screens (when the screen shape is closer to a square than the newer widescreen layout). Powerpoint 4:3 dimensions are 10 in x 7.5 in (which is 33.867 cm x 19.05 cm). Standard PowerPoint slide size pixels = 1024 px x 768px
- PowerPoint Widescreen (16:9) Slide Size: The PowerPoint 16:9 widescreen option was a later addition but is now the default value in PowerPoint for new presentations. Widescreen is more commonly used now because the size is well suited for presenting on digital screens (typically shaped like elongated rectangles similar to a current TV screen). Powerpoint 16:9 dimensions are 10 in x 5.625 in (33.867 cm x 14.288 cm). Widescreen size 16:9 size ppt dimensions pixels = 1920 px x 1080 px
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- 35mm slides
- On-screen Show (16:9)
- On-screen show (16:10)
You can either select from one of the many options in the drop down list, or you can directly key in your preferred Width and Height for your PowerPoint presentation. As soon as you key in width and/ or height values, the drop down menu will update to show the Custom option.
Note that when you are entering a custom slide size you have the option to specify your PowerPoint size in pixels (e.g. specify pixels for width and height). You can do this by typing in your preferred height and width in pixels using px at the end. The minimum width or height in pixels for PowerPoint slides is 120 px and the maximum width or height is 720 px. When you specify the pixel size of PowerPoint slide, PowerPoint will convert the pixels automatically to your default unit of measurement (e.g. either cm or in).
You can then select the Orientation of the PowerPoint slides. You have the option of Portrait or Landscape orientation and you can select separately for the slides and the Notes, Handouts & Outline.
Can I resize selected slides in a PowerPoint presentation?
No - the PowerPoint resize option is applied to all slides in your presentation. You cannot change size of selected slides in your PowerPoint presentation.
Does PowerPoint auto resize content if slide size changes?
If you select to change the slide size for an existing presentation, PowerPoint will display a slide scaling popup menu. The menu will give you the following options for scaling your slides:
- Maximise : The maximize size scaling option in PowerPoint will make the content larger, but it may spill over the edges of your slide.
- Ensure Fit: The ensure fit scaling option in PowerPoint ensures that all content remains visible on the slide, however the content may shrink to ensure that it fits.
Can I change orientation of PowerPoint slides from Portrait to Landscape?
Trying to work out how to change PowerPoint to portrait layout? You can change the orientation of your PowerPoint slides from Landscape to Portrait for the entire presentation, (you cannot change only selected slides in a presentation). To change orientation of PowerPoint slides:
As per the steps above, from the PowerPoint Design tab on the ribbon, select the Slide Size feature button (on the far right end of the ribbon).
The three slide size options will display, as shown in the screenshot below. Irrespective of what size layout you want this time, you need to select the Custom Slide Size option from the PowerPoint ribbon.
From the Slide Size popup menu on the PowerPoint ribbon, you have the option to select Portrait or Landscape mode. You can select the orientation display without modifying your slide size if you already have the correct slide size selected.
You can change the orientation for both your PowerPoint slides and handouts. Note that changing the orientation does not automatically adjust your template (for example your logos will likely appear distorted and the title page of your presentation will look squished). You need to adjust your PowerPoint template separately. If you are changing orientation only for a single PowerPoint presentation, you can do this via your presentation's Slide Master. Or if you plan on creating multiple presentations in the new orientation, its worth spending the extra time to create a new .potx template file suited to the new orientation.
Can you have different orientation slides in a PowerPoint? presentation?
Trying to add a vertical slide in PowerPoint, but keep the rest of the presentation horizontal? Unfortunately it's not possible to have a combination of Portrait and landscape slide orientations in a single PowerPoint presentation. But there is a workaround if you are printing rather than online presenting your PowerPoint presentation.
If you are preparing a PowerPoint presentation that will be printed, a workaround to include different orientation pages in PowerPoint is to create a slide master layout with the orientation on its side. This is a way to rotate PowerPoint slides to Portrait without changing all slides. Refer to the screenshot below for an example.
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A step-by-step guide to captivating PowerPoint presentation design
november 20, 2023
by Corporate PowerPoint Girl
Do you often find yourself stuck with a lackluster PowerPoint presentation, desperately seeking ways to make it more engaging and visually appealing? If your boss has ever told you to "please fix" a presentation and you didn't know where to start, you're not alone. In this article, we'll walk you through a straightforward method to transform your PowerPoint slides into a visually captivating masterpiece.
Let's dive right in!
Clean up your slides
The first step in this journey to presentation excellence is all about decluttering your slides and elevating their impact. Say goodbye to those uninspiring bullet points that often dominate presentations. Instead, focus on what truly matters – the key call-out numbers. By increasing the font size of these numbers, you ensure they take center stage, immediately drawing your audience's attention.
To make those numbers pop, consider breaking the text after the numbers into the next line and adding a touch of color. The contrast created by pairing a dark color with a lighter shade, like dark teal and light teal or burnt orange with peach, can work wonders. This simple adjustment makes your data more engaging , enhancing the overall impact of your presentation.
Add dimension with boxes
Now, let's introduce an element of depth and organization to your slides. By adding boxes, you'll create a visually pleasing structure that guides your audience through the content. In the "Insert" menu, select "Table" and opt for a one-by-one table. Change the table color to a light gray shade, elongate it, and position it neatly to the left of your text.
To improve readability and aesthetics, increase the spacing between text phrases. A small adjustment in the before spacing setting (setting it to 48) significantly enhances the visual appeal of your slides.
To further enhance the visual appeal and engagement of your slides, let's introduce circles. In the Insert menu, navigate to Shapes and choose the circle. Adjust the circle's height and width to 1.2, ensuring it complements your content seamlessly. Match the circle's shape fill color with the corresponding text color for a harmonious look.
Avoid using colored outlines for the circles, as they may distract from the overall aesthetic. This simple addition of circles adds an element of visual interest to your presentation, making it more captivating.
Now, it's time for a touch of creativity. Selecting icons to complement your text can elevate the clarity and appeal of your slides. In the "Insert" menu, you can search for relevant keywords to find the perfect icon from PowerPoint's extensive library .
For instance, if your text discusses investment portfolio yield, search for "growth" and choose an upward arrow growth icon. These icons add an extra layer of visual appeal and clarity to your content, making it more engaging and informative.
To wrap up the transformation process, we come to the final touches that give your presentation a polished, professional finish. Align your icons with their corresponding circles and change the shape fill color to white. This simple adjustment creates a crisp, cohesive look that ties everything together seamlessly.
In conclusion, by following these steps, you've embarked on a journey to enhance your PowerPoint presentation . These initial steps are just the beginning of your exploration into the world of design elements and styles that can cater to your specific presentation needs. The key to a stunning PowerPoint presentation lies in the details. By following these steps, you can turn a lackluster set of slides into a visually engaging and dynamic presentation that will captivate your audience. So, the next time your boss says, "Please fix," you'll know exactly where to start. Happy presenting!
Reduce the file size of your PowerPoint presentations
If the file size of your presentation is too large, try the following tips to make it more manageable.
Compress pictures in your presentation
Select a picture in your document. The Picture Format tab appears.
On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, select Compress Pictures .
Under Compression options , do any of the following:
Make sure that Apply only to this picture is not selected so that the changes you make here will apply to all pictures in the document.
Select Delete cropped areas of pictures . This option removes the cropped picture data but note that if you delete the cropped picture data, you won't be able to restore it.
Under Resolution , select Use default resolution .
Under Compression options , do either of the following:
Select Delete cropped areas of pictures . This option removes the cropped picture data but note that if you delete the cropped picture data, you won't be able to restore it.
Delete image editing data and lower default resolution
By default, when you edit an image, the data from the original is retained (to ensure the image can be restored). Discarding it means that you can't restore the changes you make, but it will reduce your file size. Lowering the default resolution for images also reduces your overall file size.
Go to File > Options > Advanced .
Under Image Size and Quality , do the following:
Select Discard editing data . This option removes stored data that's used to restore the image to its original state after it's been edited. Note that if you discard editing data, you won't be able to restore the image after you edit it.
Make sure that Do not compress images in file is not selected.
Reduce the character set of embedded fonts
To make your presentation more sharable with others who don't have the same fonts in their system, it's typical to embed the fonts you use. However, embedded fonts will increase your file size. To minimize the file increase, embed only those characters used in the presentation.
Go to File > Options > Save .
Note: If you've used custom fonts and want others to edit the presentation, select Embed all characters .
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How to Change Size of Slide in PowerPoint
If you're looking to create a presentation that stands out, changing the size of your slides could help make a big impact. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about changing the size of your slides in PowerPoint, from understanding the default slide size, to troubleshooting common issues, and optimizing your presentation design for maximum impact.
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Understanding the Default Slide Size in PowerPoint
Before we dive into how to change the size of your slides in PowerPoint, it's important to understand the default slide size. By default, in PowerPoint, slides are set to a 16:9 aspect ratio, which means they are 16 units wide by 9 units tall. This is the standard size for widescreen displays and is commonly used for modern presentations.
It's worth noting that the default slide size can be changed to fit your specific needs. For example, if you're creating a presentation that will be displayed on an older, square-shaped monitor, you may want to change the slide size to a 4:3 aspect ratio. To do this, simply go to the "Design" tab, click on "Slide Size," and select "4:3" from the drop-down menu. Keep in mind that changing the slide size may affect the layout of your slides, so be sure to double-check everything before finalizing your presentation.
Steps to Change the Slide Size in PowerPoint
If you want to change the size of your slides in PowerPoint, here are the steps to follow:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation and select the Design tab.
- Click on the Slide Size dropdown arrow and select Custom Slide Size.
- In the Slide Size dialog box, enter the desired width and height for your slide. You can choose from preset options or enter a custom size.
- Click on the OK button to apply the new slide size to your presentation.
It is important to note that changing the slide size may affect the layout of your presentation. You may need to adjust the position and size of your images, text boxes, and other elements to fit the new slide size.
Additionally, changing the slide size may also affect the quality of your images and graphics. If you are using high-resolution images, they may appear pixelated or blurry when resized to a smaller slide size. It is recommended to use images that are optimized for the new slide size to ensure the best quality.
Changing the Slide Size for a Single Slide vs. All Slides
When changing the slide size in PowerPoint, you have the option to apply the change to just one slide or to all slides in your presentation. To change the size of a single slide, simply select the slide you want to change and follow the steps above. To change the size of all slides, follow the same steps but select the Apply to All Slides option in the Slide Size dialog box.
It is important to note that changing the slide size for all slides may affect the layout and formatting of your presentation. If you have images or text boxes that are positioned precisely on each slide, they may shift or become distorted when the slide size is changed. It is recommended to preview your presentation after changing the slide size to ensure that all elements are still properly aligned and formatted.
How to Customize Your Own Slide Size in PowerPoint
If you want to create a custom slide size in PowerPoint, you can do so by following these steps:
- Select the Design tab in your PowerPoint presentation.
- In the Slide Size dialog box, click on the button labeled "Custom" beneath the preset options.
- Enter the desired width and height for your slide and adjust the orientation if needed.
- Click on the OK button to apply the custom slide size to your presentation.
Customizing your slide size can be especially useful if you are creating a presentation for a specific device or screen size. For example, if you are creating a presentation to be displayed on a large screen at a conference, you may want to increase the slide size to ensure that your content is easily visible to the audience.
It's important to note that changing the slide size may affect the layout of your slides and the placement of your content. You may need to adjust the size and position of your images, text boxes, and other elements to ensure that they fit within the new slide dimensions.
Understanding Aspect Ratio and Resolution in PowerPoint
Aspect ratio and resolution are important factors to understand when changing the size of your slides in PowerPoint. Aspect ratio refers to the proportional relationship between the width and height of your slide, while resolution refers to the number of pixels that make up your slide. It's important to choose a slide size with the correct aspect ratio and resolution to ensure that your presentation looks great on different devices and screens.
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it's important to consider the aspect ratio and resolution of the images and videos you plan to include. If you use images or videos with a different aspect ratio than your slide, you may end up with black bars on the sides or top and bottom of your slide. To avoid this, you can crop or resize your images and videos to fit the aspect ratio of your slide.
Another important factor to consider is the resolution of your images and videos. If you use low-resolution images or videos, they may appear blurry or pixelated when projected on a large screen. To ensure that your images and videos look crisp and clear, it's best to use high-resolution files. However, keep in mind that using high-resolution files can also increase the file size of your presentation, which may affect its performance.
Tips for Choosing the Right Slide Size for Your Presentation
When choosing a slide size for your presentation, consider the purpose and audience of your presentation, as well as the devices and screens on which it will be viewed. Here are some general tips:
- If your presentation will be displayed on a large screen, consider using a larger slide size to ensure that your content is easily readable.
- If your presentation will be viewed primarily on mobile devices or laptops, a smaller slide size may be more appropriate.
- If you are using a template or theme, consider using the default slide size to ensure that your presentation looks consistent and professional.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a slide size is the amount of content you plan to include on each slide. If you have a lot of information to present, a larger slide size may be necessary to avoid overcrowding and ensure that your audience can easily follow along. On the other hand, if you have minimal content, a smaller slide size may be more visually appealing and help keep your audience engaged.
Common Problems When Changing the Slide Size and How to Fix Them
When changing the size of your slides in PowerPoint, you may encounter some common issues such as distortion, blurry images, and misaligned text. Here are some tips to fix these issues:
- Resize images and graphics to fit the new slide size.
- Adjust the font size and spacing of text to fit the new slide size.
- Check the aspect ratio and resolution of your slide to ensure that it matches your target devices and screens.
Another common problem that may arise when changing the slide size is the loss of important content or information. This can happen when the new slide size is significantly smaller than the original, causing some elements to be cut off or removed. To avoid this, it is important to carefully review your slides and make necessary adjustments to ensure that all important information is still visible and accessible.
Benefits of Changing the Slide Size for Your Presentation
Changing the size of your slides in PowerPoint can have several benefits, including:
- A more immersive and engaging presentation experience.
- Better readability of your content on different screens and devices.
- A unique and customized look for your presentation.
Another benefit of changing the slide size for your presentation is that it can help you to better organize your content. By adjusting the size of your slides, you can create more space for text, images, and other multimedia elements. This can make it easier for your audience to follow along with your presentation and understand the key points you are trying to convey. Additionally, changing the slide size can also help you to create a more visually appealing presentation, which can help to capture and maintain your audience's attention throughout your talk.
Things to Keep in Mind When Changing the Slide Size in PowerPoint
When changing the size of your slides in PowerPoint, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Experiment with different slide sizes to find the perfect fit for your presentation.
- Consider the aspect ratio and resolution of your slides to ensure that they look great on different devices and screens.
- Resize and adjust your content as needed to fit the new slide size.
Advanced Techniques for Customizing the Slide Size in PowerPoint
If you want to take your slide customization to the next level, here are some advanced techniques:
- Use the "Slide Master" feature in PowerPoint to customize the layout and design of all slides in your presentation.
- Create custom templates and themes to apply to your slides, incorporating your own branding and design elements.
Troubleshooting Common Issues When Changing the Slide Size in PowerPoint
If you encounter issues when changing the size of your slides in PowerPoint, such as distorted images or misaligned text, try resizing and adjusting your content to fit the new slide size. You can also use the "Align" and "Distribute" tools in PowerPoint to ensure that your content is properly aligned.
Expert Tips for Creating Professional Presentations Using Customized Slide Sizes
To create professional-looking presentations using customized slide sizes, follow these expert tips:
- Choose a slide size that fits the purpose and audience of your presentation.
- Use high-quality images and graphics that are optimized for the new slide size.
- Pay attention to font size and spacing, using larger fonts for larger screens and smaller fonts for smaller screens.
- Experiment with different slide layouts and designs to find the perfect fit for your presentation.
How to Optimize Your Presentation Design with Correctly Sized Slides in PowerPoint
Optimizing your presentation design with correctly-sized slides in PowerPoint is essential for creating a presentation that looks great and engages your audience. Here are some tips:
- Choose a slide size that matches the aspect ratio and resolution of your target devices and screens.
- Customize your slide layouts and designs to match your branding and content.
With these tips and techniques, you can easily change the size of your slides in PowerPoint and create professional-looking presentations that engage and impress your audience. So go ahead and customize your slide size today, and see the impact it can have on your next presentation!
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How can I determine the size of individual slides in a PowerPoint slide deck?
I have a powerpoint file containing images and it has gotten too big for emailing and I need to decide which slides to cut out. But how can I tell which slides are consuming all the space? There could be just a few slides containing over-large images, but how do I know which slides they are? Is there any way to know the filesize of individual slides?
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There is a built-in way to measure slides! Publish all slides and use Windows Explorer.
Publishing all slides to an empty folder creates as many presentations as slides you have. Each new presentation stands for one slide and its Windows Explorer file size shows you which slide has the biggest pictures/audio/video.
In my sample I had 3 slides with different kinds of media. And the first slide with 12 MB was indeed the biggest one.
- 3 One caveat: Suppose you have a large image on slide 1 and you've copied it to several other slides. PowerPoint only stores the image once per presentation, but if you publish to multiple presentations, each presentation that includes this image would get a copy of it. It'd look quite large, but deleting it from the original presentation wouldn't have nearly such a large effect on overall size. – Steve Rindsberg Apr 6, 2014 at 15:33
- 4 Another caveat - the names of the slides are "slide IDs" which are not the same as the slide numbers. If you've copied or reordered slides it could get confusing. – Rob I Jul 16, 2015 at 15:51
- 3 Another caveat - the Publish option requires a Professional version of PowerPoint. – Mark Cramer Dec 2, 2015 at 19:52
- @SteveRindsberg: Your comment that PowerPoint stores only a single copy of a reused image is indeed correct. However, would that reused image need to be copied over if each slide is made into its own presentation using the technique shown here? Presentation_002.pptx would need its own copy of the image, since it is now a standalone, one-slide presentation on its own without any way to reference copied images from other slides, would it not? – JeffFerguson Mar 23, 2016 at 20:48
- When you save/export a slide/slides, PPT takes care of the accounting for reused images. That is, if the slide references a reused image, the standalone version of the slide will get a copy of the image. That's why I mentioned that the size might be misleading. – Steve Rindsberg Mar 24, 2016 at 3:44
This might depend on the specific version of PowerPoint, but in the version I'm using it is possible to save the presentation as 'Strict Open XML Presentation' file type, which is essentially a zip file with all the elements represented as files within the archive (in some cases this would actually be the default, so no need to 'save as'). So, one can rename the file from .pptx to .zip, open it, and see the sizes of the different element (as well as compression ratio). A good candidate place would be to look under ppt/media. Besides just large images (which can be then easily found and compressed or modified/removed within PowerPoint), in some cases it may contain images from unused master slides, and you may not even know they exist (especially if you are reusing presentations based on someone else's templates). In this case the way to handle it would be to open View -> Slide Master, and browse the master slides to find the one comprising the pictures (and potentially just delete it, if it is not used by any of the slides).
- 1 Just a note to duplicate the file before you rename it and go digging so you have a solid backup. Also on the Mac you can open a .pptx with something like The Unarchiver (free) directly and it will expand it into the package contents without requiring renaming first. – Matt Sanders Jul 18, 2018 at 21:56
The easiest way in the latest Powerpoint 365 or any other version is: Save a copy of your presentation with ending PPTX. Rename the ending to .ZIP Unzip the file, and you will see all individual content. Your pictures will be in the folder under the directory ppt/media. Usually, I found PNG files to be largest, so avoid them. sort your files by size, and convert the largest to jpg. Then remove your original pictures in the PPT file and use the jpg files to replace them.
To make your slide deck smaller, quickly, try PowerPoint > File > Compress Pictures. This process just reduced a Mac PowerPoint file (version 16.11) that's photography-heavy from 40MB to 14MB with no degradation in presentation quality.
- 1 Welcome to Super User! This doesn't answer the question which OP asked, which is about determining the sizes of images, not necessarily compressing them. – bertieb Apr 4, 2018 at 15:15
- This is related enough that I think it is reasonable to retain as an answer. The main reason that most people want to know image size is to optimize or remove those images. For some users this capability will be adequate to meet their needs without them needing to identify the individual culprits. – Matt Sanders Jul 18, 2018 at 22:00
I wrote a small UNIX script that will unzip a pptx file and then shows you the list of larger images (over 100K) sorted by size. It will also have an "open" command (on the Mac) and it will tell you what slides each of the large images are in.
I'm using Powerpoint 365 and I really, really miss the publish slides feature. The zip instructions in this thread didn't work for me but gave me and idea that worked which was using the 'Package Presentation for CD' feature. Open your PPT, go to Export, Package Presentation for CD, Package for CD, change name if you need to, PPT name should be selected in box, hit Copy to Folder, choose where to save files and remember location, hit OK, hit Yes for linked items. Go to your new set of folders, unzip/extract the zip file, and there should be one with all of your images which you can view by details and sort by file size. My path: PresentationCD\PPT_Name\ppt\media
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What Size Is A Powerpoint Slide In Pixels
Are you wondering what size a PowerPoint slide in pixels should be?
The answer is that the standard size for a PowerPoint slide is 1024×768 pixels.
However, if you prefer a widescreen format, you can opt for the 1920×1080 pixel size instead.
It’s important to choose the right size for your presentation to ensure that it looks professional and is easy to view.
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it’s essential to consider the platform on which you plan to present your slides.
Some platforms may require a specific size or aspect ratio for optimal viewing.
You can adjust the size of your slides by selecting the Design tab on the toolbar ribbon and then choosing Slide Size.
From there, you can select Standard (4:3 aspect ratio), Widescreen (16:9), or Custom Slide Size to create a slide that meets your specific needs.
What Size Is A Powerpoint Slide In Pixels?
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it’s important to know the size of the slide in pixels to ensure that all the elements fit properly.
In Microsoft PowerPoint, there are several preset slide sizes available, and you can also customize the size of the slide using the “Custom Slide Size” feature.
The most commonly used slide size in PowerPoint is 16:9, which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
This size is ideal for displaying content on widescreen displays and projectors.
If you’re creating a presentation that will be displayed on an older 4:3 aspect ratio screen, you can choose the Standard (4:3 aspect ratio) slide size, which has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
To change the size of your PowerPoint slide, go to the Design tab on the ribbon and select Slide Size.
You can then choose from the predefined sizes (Standard or Widescreen) or select Custom Slide Size to create a slide with your own dimensions.
It’s important to note that changing the size of your slide can affect the layout of your content.
If you’re resizing your slide from 4:3 to 16:9, for example, you may need to adjust the position and size of your images and text boxes to ensure that they fit properly.
In summary, the size of a PowerPoint slide in pixels depends on the slide size you select.
The most commonly used slide size is 16:9, which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, while the Standard (4:3 aspect ratio) slide size has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
When changing the size of your slide, be sure to adjust the layout of your content accordingly to ensure that everything fits properly.
Widescreen PowerPoint Slide Size In Pixels
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it’s important to consider the size of your slides.
The standard size of a PowerPoint slide is 1024×768 pixels, but if you want to create a widescreen presentation, the slide size should be 1920×1080 pixels.
This is also known as a 16:9 aspect ratio.
To change the slide size to widescreen in PowerPoint, follow these simple steps:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation.
- Click on the “Design” tab in the ribbon.
- Click on the “Slide Size” button.
- Select “Widescreen (16:9)” from the drop-down menu.
Once you’ve changed the slide size to widescreen, you can start creating your slides.
Keep in mind that widescreen presentations are more visually appealing and can make your content stand out.
However, it’s important to note that not all projectors or screens may support widescreen presentations.
If you’re presenting on a device that doesn’t support widescreen, your presentation may not display properly.
In this case, you may need to switch back to the standard slide size.
In conclusion, the widescreen PowerPoint slide size in pixels is 1920×1080, which is a 16:9 aspect ratio.
By using this size, you can create visually appealing presentations that stand out.
However, it’s important to check if your presenting device supports widescreen before using this size.
Customizing PowerPoint Slide Size In Pixels
In PowerPoint, you can customize the size of your slide to fit your specific needs.
You can either choose from a list of preset sizes or create your own custom size.
Here’s how you can customize the size of your PowerPoint slide in pixels:
- Click on the “Design” tab in the PowerPoint ribbon.
- Click on the “Slide Size” button located on the right side of the ribbon.
- Select “Custom Slide Size” from the drop-down menu.
In the “Slide Size” dialog box, you can enter the desired width and height of your slide in pixels.
You can also choose the orientation of your slide, whether it’s in landscape or portrait mode.
It’s important to note that the size of your slide in pixels will depend on the resolution of your screen.
For example, if your screen resolution is 1920×1080, a slide size of 1280×720 will take up approximately two-thirds of your screen.
When creating custom slide sizes, it’s important to keep in mind the aspect ratio of your slide.
The aspect ratio is the relationship between the width and height of your slide.
A common aspect ratio for PowerPoint slides is 4:3, which means the width of the slide is 4 units and the height is 3 units.
Another common aspect ratio is 16:9, which is a widescreen format.
In conclusion, customizing the size of your PowerPoint slide in pixels is a simple process that can be done in just a few clicks.
By creating a custom size, you can ensure that your slide fits your specific needs and looks great on your screen.
Factors Affecting PowerPoint Slide Size In Pixels
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is important to consider the size of your slides.
The size of your slides will affect how your presentation looks on different devices and screens.
Here are some factors that can affect the size of your PowerPoint slides in pixels:
1. Type Of Slide
The type of slide you choose will affect the size of your PowerPoint slide in pixels.
For example, if you choose a widescreen slide, the size will be different from a standard slide.
It is important to choose the right type of slide based on your presentation needs.
2. Slide Size
The size of your PowerPoint slide in pixels can be customized.
You can choose from a variety of preset sizes or create a custom size.
The size of your slide will affect the quality of your images and text. If your slide is too small, your images and text may appear blurry or pixelated.
3. Image Size And Resolution
The size and resolution of your images can affect the size of your PowerPoint slide in pixels.
If you use high-resolution images, your slide size will be larger.
It is important to optimize your images for the web and reduce their size before adding them to your PowerPoint presentation.
Compressing your images can reduce the size of your PowerPoint slide in pixels.
When you compress an image, you reduce the file size without losing too much quality.
You can compress images in PowerPoint or use an image compression tool before adding them to your presentation.
5. Animation And Video
Adding animation and video to your PowerPoint presentation can increase the size of your slides in pixels.
It is important to optimize your videos for the web and reduce their size before adding them to your presentation.
You can also use compression tools to reduce the size of your videos.
By considering these factors, you can create a PowerPoint presentation with the right slide size in pixels.
This will ensure that your presentation looks great on different devices and screens.
Impact Of Screen Resolution On PowerPoint Slide Size
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it’s important to consider the screen resolution of the device on which you plan to display it.
Screen resolution refers to the number of pixels displayed on a screen, usually measured in width x height.
The higher the screen resolution, the more pixels are displayed, resulting in a sharper and more detailed image.
It’s important to note that the size of your PowerPoint slides is not the same as the screen resolution of the device on which you plan to display them.
Instead, the size of your slides refers to the dimensions of the slide itself, measured in inches or centimeters.
However, the size of your slides can still have an impact on how your presentation appears on different devices, particularly when it comes to image and text clarity.
Ultimately, the best approach is to test your PowerPoint presentation on the device or devices on which you plan to display it, to ensure that your slides look their best regardless of the screen resolution.
Common Issues With PowerPoint Slide Sizes In Pixels
When working with PowerPoint, it’s important to get the slide size right, especially when it comes to pixels.
Here are some common issues you might encounter:
1. Poor Image Quality
One of the most common issues with PowerPoint slide sizes in pixels is poor image quality.
This happens when you try to enlarge or shrink an image to fit a slide that is too big or too small.
When you enlarge an image, the pixels become stretched, which can make the image look blurry or pixelated.
When you shrink an image, the pixels become compressed, which can make the image lose detail.
To avoid this issue, make sure your images are the same size as your slides before you insert them.
You can also use the “Crop” feature to adjust the size of an image without stretching or compressing the pixels.
2. Inconsistent Slide Sizes
Another issue with PowerPoint slide sizes in pixels is inconsistency.
If you have a presentation with slides that are different sizes, it can make your presentation look unprofessional and disorganized.
To avoid this issue, make sure all your slides are the same size before you start creating your presentation.
3. Difficulty Sharing Presentations
If you create a PowerPoint presentation with slides that are too big, you may have difficulty sharing the presentation with others.
This is because larger files take longer to upload and download, which can be frustrating for your audience.
To avoid this issue, make sure your slides are the appropriate size for the device you will be presenting on.
4. Inability To Resize Slides
Finally, one issue you might encounter with PowerPoint slide sizes in pixels is the inability to resize slides.
This can be frustrating if you need to change the size of a slide after you have already created it.
To avoid this issue, make sure you choose the appropriate slide size before you start creating your presentation.
If you need to change the size of a slide, you may need to recreate the slide from scratch.
Keeping these common issues in mind when working with PowerPoint slide sizes in pixels can help you create a professional-looking presentation that is easy to share and edit.
Tips To Optimize PowerPoint Slide Size In Pixels
When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is important to optimize the slide size in pixels to ensure that it is compatible with different devices and doesn’t take up too much space.
Here are some tips to help you optimize your PowerPoint slide size in pixels:
1. Choose The Right Slide Size
Choosing the right slide size is crucial to optimize your PowerPoint slide size in pixels.
You can choose from multiple preset slide sizes available in Microsoft PowerPoint or customize the size of the slide using the “Custom Slide Size” feature available in the application.
Depending on the slide size you select, the size of the slide in pixels will vary.
2. Use High-quality Images
Using high-quality images can significantly increase the size of your PowerPoint presentation.
To optimize your PowerPoint slide size in pixels, you can compress the images without sacrificing their quality.
You can do this by selecting the “Compress Pictures” option under the “Picture Format” tab and choosing the appropriate compression options.
3. Minimize The Use Of Animations And Transitions
Animations and transitions can make your PowerPoint presentation more engaging, but they can also increase the size of your presentation.
To optimize your PowerPoint slide size in pixels, minimize the use of animations and transitions or use simpler ones that don’t require a lot of space.
4. Avoid Using Too Many Fonts
Using too many fonts can also increase the size of your PowerPoint presentation.
To optimize your PowerPoint slide size in pixels, limit the number of fonts you use and stick to standard fonts that are available on most devices.
5. Use The “Save As” Option To Reduce File Size
You can use the “Save As” option to reduce the file size of your PowerPoint presentation.
This option allows you to save your presentation in a different format, such as a PDF or a JPEG, which can significantly reduce the file size.
By following these tips, you can optimize your PowerPoint slide size in pixels and ensure that your presentation is compatible with different devices and doesn’t take up too much space.
When it comes to creating a PowerPoint presentation, understanding the size of your slides in pixels is crucial.
Here are the key takeaways from this article:
- The standard size of a PowerPoint slide is 1024×768 pixels, while the widescreen PowerPoint slide is 1920×1080 pixels.
- You can customize the size of your slides by going to the “Customize” section on the ribbon and clicking on the “Slide Size” icon.
- From there, you can choose from several options or create a custom size.
- When creating a consulting-style presentation or slide deck, it’s important to include a key takeaways slide.
- This slide summarizes the main points of your presentation and helps your audience remember the most important information.
- PowerPoint’s Designer feature can help take the pain out of creating presentations.
- Simply input text and images into your slides, click on the “Designer” button, choose a suggested design, and make any necessary tweaks.
- You can adjust slides and shapes by pixels in PowerPoint, which can be helpful when you need precise sizing for your presentation.
By keeping these key takeaways in mind, you can create a professional and effective PowerPoint presentation that looks great on all devices.
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Sharing slides as a Virtual Background
While you can share PowerPoint presentations or share Keynote presentations in meetings, you can also share your presentation as a Virtual Background for an immersive sharing experience. Sharing your slides as a Virtual Background allows your participants to view your video imposed directly on the screen share. It also allows you to manage your presentation directly from within the Zoom meeting controls.
Note : Sound, transitions, or animations embedded in slides are not supported.
If the presenter records the meeting locally , the recording will also have the video embedded on top of the slides. If the host or another participant records the meeting locally, they must be on at least 5.2.0 or higher for the video to be embedded on the slides. If they are on any version older than 5.2.0 or record to the cloud , the recording will record the slides and video as a normal screen share recording.
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Sharing a presentation as your background
Changing slides, changing video size and position, remove your video from slides, prerequisites, presenter requirements.
- Windows: 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
- macOS: 5.2.0 (42634.0805) ] or higher
- System meets the requirements for Virtual Background
- PowerPoint or Keynote (macOS only) installed locally
- Windows: 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
- macOS: 5.2.0 (42634.0805) or higher
- Linux: 5.2.0 (440215.0803) or higher
- Android: 5.2.0 (42588.0803) or higher
- iOS: 5.2.0 or higher
Note : If a participant is on a version lower than what is stated above or joining from the Web client, a Zoom Room, or 3rd party endpoint, they will view the slides as a normal screen share, and the presenter's video will not be imposed over the slides.
- Click Advanced .
- Click Open .
Managing slides and video
To reposition or change the size of your video:
- Click Resize My Video .
If you want to stop imposing your video on top of the slides and have it sent as a separate video feed:
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How to Make PowerPoint Full Screen (Step by Step)
Making your PowerPoint presentation full screen is a simple but effective way to create a focused and engaging experience for your audience. By maximizing content visibility and eliminating distractions, you can ensure that your message is received loud and clear.
Whether you're a seasoned presenter or a beginner, this article will walk you through the steps of making your PowerPoint full screen, so you can deliver a polished and professional presentation with ease.
Part1: How to Make PowerPoint Full Screen Easily
Creating a PowerPoint presentation in full-screen mode is a simple process, and I'll provide a step-by-step tutorial below.
Step 1: Open Your PowerPoint Presentation
Launch Microsoft PowerPoint and open the presentation you want to view in full-screen mode.
Step 2 : Enter SlideShow Mode
To enter full-screen mode, you can use any of these methods:
Click on the "Slide Show" tab in the ribbon at the top of the window and then click "From Beginning."
Press the F5 key on your keyboard.
Alternatively, you can press the Shift + F5 keys to start the slide show from the current slide.
Step 3: Navigate Through Your Presentation
While in full-screen mode, you can use various methods to navigate through your slides:
Click your mouse or press the Spacebar or Enter key to advance to the next slide.
Press the Backspace or Left Arrow key to go back to the previous slide.
Use the keyboard's number keys to jump to a specific slide. For example, press "3" to go to slide 3.
Step 4 : End the Slide Show
To exit full-screen mode and return to normal editing mode, you can:
Press the Esc key on your keyboard.
Right-click anywhere on the screen and select "End Show."
And that's it! Your PowerPoint presentation should now be in full-screen mode, and you can easily navigate through your slides using the provided methods.
Part2: How to Make PowerPoint Full Screen on Projector
Making a PowerPoint presentation full screen on a projector is a common requirement for meetings and presentations. Below, I'll provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve this.
Step 1: Connect Your Projector
Connect your projector to your computer using the appropriate cables (HDMI, VGA, etc.). Ensure that both the projector and your computer are powered on.
Step 2: Configure Display Settings
Right-click on your desktop and select "Display settings."
In the Display settings window, you'll see two displays - your computer screen and the projector (or second display).
Make sure the "Multiple displays" dropdown menu is set to "Duplicate" or "Second screen only" depending on your preference. "Duplicate" will mirror your computer screen on the projector, while "Second screen only" will use the projector as the main display.
Step 3 : Open Your PowerPoint Presentation
Launch Microsoft PowerPoint and open the presentation you want to display.
Step 4 : Enter SlideShow Mode
Step 5 : Navigate Through Your Presentation
While in full-screen mode, you can navigate through your slides as explained in Part 1 of this tutorial.
Step 6 : End the Slide Show
By following these steps, you should be able to make your PowerPoint presentation full screen on a projector.
Part3: The Shortcut Key for Starting the Slideshow
Here are the shortcut keys for starting a PowerPoint slideshow from both the beginning and the current slide on both Windows and macOS:
F5: Start the slideshow from the beginning.
Shift + F5: Start the slideshow from the current slide.
Play Slideshow from Beginning:
Shift + Command + Return: Start the slideshow from the beginning.
Fn + Shift + F5: Start the slideshow from the beginning.
Play Slideshow from Current Slide:
Shift + Command + Return: Start the slideshow from the current slide.
These shortcut keys allow you to quickly initiate a PowerPoint slideshow, whether you want to begin from the start or the current slide, and they work on both Windows and macOS platforms.
Part4: Best Alternative — WPS Office
Microsoft Office has been the market leader in office productivity software for decades, offering robust applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. However, with the rise of cloud-based solutions and the increasing demand for cost-effective options, free alternatives like WPS Office have gained popularity.
Why should you choose WPS Office as an alternative to Microsoft Office?
Here are the answer:.
● Free to use Word, Excel, and PPT. Powerful PDF toolkit
● Rich template store, which contains various free and paid templates for Word, PPT, and Excel
● Rich functions
● The light weight of the product is only 200M, and it occupies a small amount of computer memory. It is suitable for Win7, 10, and 11
● The MAC version of WPS Office is very powerful. Microsoft office ignores the experience of mac users, which can be made up by wps office
● Support online documents (WPS AirPage), multi-person collaborative editing
● WPS office also supports Linux systems, Android, and ios systems. To use WPS office products on different systems, you only need to log in to the same account, and all files can be synchronized
Creating a PowerPoint-like presentation with WPS Office and utilizing features like image-based storytelling, progressive image reveal, comparison slides, and virtual tours is a great way to engage your audience. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to make PowerPoint-style presentations with WPS Office:
Step 1 : Open WPS Presentation and creating a New Presentation
Step 2: Create Your Presentation
Create your presentation in WPS Presentation, including your slides, images, and content. You can use the features like image-based storytelling, progressive image reveal, comparison slides, and virtual tour to enhance your presentation as per your requirements.
To create image-based storytelling slides:
Insert images into your slides that correspond to different parts of your story.
Add text, captions, or descriptions to explain the images.
Use transitions and animations to make the storytelling engaging.
Progressive Image Reveal
To create slides with progressive image reveals:
Add your main image to the slide.
Duplicate the slide.
On the duplicated slide, use an object (e.g., a shape) to cover part of the image.
Add animations to the object (e.g., "Appear" animation) and set delays for each slide to reveal the image progressively.
To create comparison slides:
Use tables or split your slide into multiple sections to show comparisons side by side.
Add text and graphics to highlight the differences or similarities between the elements you're comparing.
Step 3 : Save Your Presentation
After creating your presentation, make sure to save your work to avoid losing any changes. Click on 'File' in the top menu, then select 'Save' or 'Save As' to save your presentation file.
Step 4: Full Screen Mode
To view your presentation in full-screen mode:
Click on the "Slide Show" option in the top menu.
Select "From Beginning" to start the presentation from the beginning.
Step 5: Press "Esc" on your keyboard to exit full-screen mode.
You feel WPS Office is the best choice for you and want to download? Don’t worry, below is step by step how to download WPS Office:
Step 1: Visit the WPS Office website: wps.com .
Step 2: Click “ Free Download” button
Step 3: Select the place you want to save WPS Office -> Save
Step 4: Double click on the WPS Office file in your Download file, click “Run” and follow the on-screen instructions to install
Step 5: After complete, you can enjoy all the power of WPS Office
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: how to use the presenter view in powerpoint.
A: To use the presenter view in PowerPoint, follow these steps:
Connect your computer to a projector or external display.
Start your PowerPoint presentation.
Click the "Slide Show" tab in the PowerPoint ribbon.
Click "Presenter View."
The presenter view will display on your computer screen, showing the current slide, the next slide, speaker notes, and presentation controls.
Use this view to control your presentation while the audience sees only the slide.
Q: How can I resize an image while keeping the aspect ratio the same?
A: To resize an image while maintaining the aspect ratio in PowerPoint, follow these steps:
Select the image you want to resize.
Click and drag one of the corner handles of the image while holding down the Shift key on your keyboard.
This will resize the image proportionally, ensuring that the aspect ratio remains the same.
Q: How do I insert a page number in a WPS presentation?
A: To insert a page number in a WPS Presentation, follow these steps:
Click the "Insert" tab in the WPS Presentation toolbar.
Select "Page Number."
Choose the desired page number format and location (e.g., top or bottom of the slide).
The page number will be inserted into your presentation.
The article "How to Make PowerPoint Full Screen" provides a step-by-step guide for easily entering full-screen mode in PowerPoint, facilitating seamless presentations. Notably, WPS Office offers a robust alternative for creating PowerPoint presentations, with features such as image-based storytelling and progressive image reveal.With WPS Office, users can make their presentations captivating and engaging by following simple steps for entering full-screen mode. Download WPS Office now.
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How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides Without Losing Formatting
What happens when you convert powerpoint files to google slides.
Ideally, you should be able to open and use PowerPoint files in Google Slides without any issues. But in some cases, the fonts, animation, text transparency, and other elements used in the slide can change during file conversion. So, it is important to note the following things when converting your PowerPoint file for use in Google Slides:
- Not all PowerPoint themes are compatible with Google Slides.
- PowerPoint and Google Slides can use GIFs so these should transfer without issues.
- Certain animations and fonts aren’t compatible with Google Slides.
- Audio from PowerPoint slides can carry over but only if they’re in .mp3 or .wav format.
- Video from PowerPoint slides will work fine in Google Slides but they should be in .webm, .mp4, .3gp, .mov, or .avi format.
- Use a custom slide size in Google Slides after converting the PowerPoint file.
How to Convert PowerPoint Files to Google Slides Without Losing Formatting
Google offers a built-in tool in Google Drive to convert PowerPoint files to Google Slides. This is your best option to keep formatting issues at bay, though there’s no guarantee you won’t run into them.
- Open Google Drive on your PC.
- Click New .
- Select File Upload .
- Upload the PowerPoint file you want to convert.
- Proceed to open it.
- Click File .
- Select Save as Google Slides .
By following the above steps, you can retain themes and certain animations during the conversion process. However, expect issues to pop up in Google Slides if the presentation uses custom or incompatible fonts, complex animations, and large audio files. In cases like these, you have to manually add or modify these elements.
It is recommended to add large video files to Google Slides after converting the file from PowerPoint format.
You can upload PowerPoint files using the same method from the Google Slides app on your Android or iPhone. But to convert it into a native Google Slides format, you must access Google Drive on the web using your PC
How to Check Formatting Issues with PowerPoint Files in Google Slides
It can be confusing to see what formatting changes were made when uploading your file to Google Slides, especially when you’re working on a large presentation. You can avoid this problem and make editing easier by checking for elements that did not transfer properly during the conversion.
- Open Google Drive.
- Open your file.
- Click .PPTX and check if there are any compatibility issues.
A list of issues, if any, will appear as shown in the image below.
From here, you can note the list of the changes you need to make and do it once the file has been converted from PowerPoint to Google Slides format.
Convert With Less Hassle
Since PowerPoint is a more powerful presentation creator than Google Slides, there could be a lot of problems when converting files from one program to the other. As much as possible, we highly recommend sticking to one program for making presentations as it will be easier to edit on your end.
If you want another helpful trick, here’s how you can add speaker notes to Google Slides to make delivering your presentation easier.
A: Yes, you can download Google Slides files to PowerPoint by picking the .PPTX format when downloading a file. You can then open this file on PowerPoint.
A: The file formats compatible with PowerPoint are .asf, .avi .mp4, .m4v, .mov .mpg or .mpeg, and .wmv.
A: No, there’s no natural way to add more fonts to Google Slides or any Google Drive tools. You can access new fonts by using extensions like Extensis Fonts.
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Lab Flask Charts for PowerPoint and Google Slides
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Unveil a new dimension of data storytelling with our Lab Flask Charts for PowerPoint and Google Slides – a sleek, purpose-driven design that transforms figures into visual narratives. Ideal for educators and analysts, this template turns data into captivating, easy-to-understand visual charts.
Lab Flask Charts
In the realm of presentations, data visualization is not just a benefit; it’s a necessity. It converts rows of data into a clear visual context, making insights more accessible and memorable. Imagine lab flasks, not just as containers but as dynamic data charts that shift with your story, providing a snapshot of information at a glance. This creative embodiment of data engages the audience, enhancing both comprehension and retention.
Whether you’re illustrating chemical reactions for a science class or showcasing quarterly financial results, our lab flask charts provide an innovative twist. For educators, it’s a gateway to a more interactive learning experience. For business professionals, it’s a tool to present data trends and forecasts with a novel visual hook. These charts are particularly effective when depicting growth measurements, comparative analyses, or any data that benefits from a clear, vertical scale representation.
In conclusion, the Lab Flask Charts template is a powerful ally for any presenter aiming to make an impact. It’s not just about showing data; it’s about telling a story that sticks. With its editable features and dual-layout compatibility, it’s a versatile asset designed to elevate your presentation and engage your audience. Embrace the art of data with this unique, insightful template.
Customizing Lab Flask Charts: A Quick Guide
1) customize flask chart background to match your slide.
- Select the flask chart you wish to edit.
- Click on the outer shape of the flask to select the background element.
- Under the “Format” menu, choose “Shape Fill” to pick a new color.
- Choose a solid, plain color that complements or matches your slide’s background for seamless integration.
2) Editing Data in Your Flask Chart
- Click directly on the flask chart to select it.
- Position your cursor over the chart area and click to select the data graphic element.
- Right-click and choose “Edit Data” from the context menu, or go to the “Chart Tools” section on the PowerPoint ribbon and click “Edit Data.”
- A spreadsheet window will appear, allowing you to input or modify the chart data.
3) Personalize Your Data
- Once the data spreadsheet opens, locate the data series that corresponds to the flask chart.
- Enter your own data by clicking on the cell that contains the number you wish to change.
- Type in your new value, and the flask chart will automatically update to reflect this data.
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