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Adjusting Slide Appearance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Applying a layout

A slide layout in PowerPoint is like a blueprint for a house; it establishes the various types of “rooms” that appear on your slide. Just as certain types of rooms contain certain types of furniture, slides can contain different types of objects. A Title And Content slide holds a title and bullet list, whereas a Picture With Caption slide holds an image and some text that describes it. The placeholders in a layout automatically format the content you add, applying settings specific to each type of placeholder.

Apply a different layout to a slide

  1. Display the slide whose layout you want to change and then, on the ribbon, click the Home tab.

  2. In the Slides group, click Layout to open the Layout gallery.

  3. Click a layout to apply it.