Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Composing a Presentation
This same selection is available on the New Slide menu, which offers a few extra menu
options at the bottom.
Figure 18-2 Slide layouts determine the location and arrangement of placeholders on a slide.
They also reflect the current theme, whose name is shown in bold at the top of the menu.
INSIDE OUT Copy a group of slides quickly
If you’re building a presentation that uses a specific sequence of slide layouts for each
of a group of topics, you can streamline the presentation-building process by
duplicating those slides for each group. Start by creating the slides for the first group. Then, on
the Slides tab, select all the slides in the group, click the arrow beneath the New Slide
command on the Home tab, and click Duplicate Selected Slides. Repeat these steps for
The type of content you plan to use on a slide dictates which layout you should choose.
For example, if your presentation is a class report about the Emperor and King penguins,
you might use the Comparison layout for a slide showing pictures of each, arranged side by
side. Follow that with a pair of slides using the Content With Caption layout, with a picture
and details (in bullet format) about each species. Slide layouts are interchangeable; even if
you change the layout after you add text, PowerPoint preserves your text within the
context of the new layout.