Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Slide Size
Besides standard and widescreen formats, you can also click the Slide Size
button and then choose Customize Slide Size. Doing this brings up the Slide
Size dialog box, as shown in Figure 8-10. This dialog box gives you extra
control over your presentation’s page setup.
Figure 8-10: The Slide Size dialog box.
The following list describes the controls in this dialog box:
✓ Slides Sized For: This drop-down list lets you set the size of your slides
based on how you plan to present them. The most common is to present
the slides on a standard computer screen, which has an aspect ratio of 4:3.
(Aspect ratio is the ratio of the screen’s width to its height. Although
4:3 is a common aspect ratio, many newer computers use widescreen
displays, which usually have an aspect ratio of 16:10.) Other options on
this drop-down list include different screen ratios (suitable for widescreen
displays), standard sized paper, and even 35mm slides. A Custom option
even lets you set whatever width and height you want for your slides.
✓ Width: Lets you set a custom width for your slides.
✓ Height: Lets you set a custom height for your slides.
✓ Number Slides From: If your slides include numbers, this option lets
you set the number for the first slide. The default is 1.
✓ Orientation: Lets you set the orientation to portrait (tall and skinny) or
landscape (short and fat). You can set the setting separately for your
slides, handouts, and notes. The most common setting is for the slides
to use landscape orientation and the notes and handouts to use portrait.