Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding New Slides and Changing the Slide Layouts
Adding New Slides and Changing
the Slide Layouts
Slide 3 in Figure 1–1c on page PPT 3 contains a photograph and does not contain a
bulleted list. When you add a new slide, PowerPoint applies the Title and Content layout.
This layout along with the Title Slide layout for Slide 1 are the default styles. A layout
specii es the arrangement of placeholders on a slide. These placeholders are arranged in
various coni gurations and can contain text, such as the slide title or a bulleted list, or
they can contain content, such as SmartArt graphics, pictures, charts, tables, shapes, and
clip art. The placement of the text, in relationship to content, depends on the slide layout.
You can specify a particular slide layout when you add a new slide to a presentation or
after you have created the slide.
Using the Layout gallery , you can choose a slide layout. The nine layouts in this
gallery have a variety of placeholders to dei ne text and content positioning and format-
ting. Three layouts are for text: Title Slide, Section Header, and Title Only. Five are for
text and content: Title and Content, Two Content, Comparison, Content with Caption,
and Picture with Caption. The Blank layout has no placeholders. If none of these standard
layouts meets your design needs, you can create a custom layout . A custom layout speci-
i es the number, size, and location of placeholders, background content, and optional slide
and placeholder-level properties.
When you change the layout of a slide, PowerPoint retains the text and objects and
repositions them into the appropriate placeholders. Using slide layouts eliminates the
need to resize objects and the font size because PowerPoint automatically sizes the objects
and text to i t the placeholders.
Experimenting with
Normal View
As you learn to use
PowerPoint’s features,
experiment with using
the Outline tab and with
closing the Tabs pane to
maximize the slide area.
To close the Tabs pane,
click the x to the right
of the Outline tab. To
redisplay the Tabs pane,
click the View tab on the
Ribbon and then click
Normal in the Presentation
Views group.
To Add a Slide with the Title Only Layout
The following steps add Slide 3 to the presentation with the Title Only slide layout style.
Home tab
1
If necessary, click
Home on the Ribbon
to display the
Home tab.
New Slide arrow
Click the New Slide
arrow (Home tab |
Slides group) to
display the Layout
gallery (Figure 1–29).
Layout gallery
Title Only layout
desired for Slide 3
Figure 1–29
 
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