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PowerPoint for Students: Slide Design

This guide will provide you with helpful tips and tricks when using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Slide Design/Adding a Slide

When you open PowerPoint, a new presentation is created with a Title Slide in place. To add a new slide, go to the Home Ribbon.

Click on the icon for new slide to insert a new slide with a duplicate layout as the current one selected in the presentation.

Click on New Slide to select any layout, duplicate a previous slide, or reuse slides from a different presentation.

The new slide will be added after the currently selected slide. Move between your slides by clicking on the appropriate

slide icon in the left sidebar, or use the double arrows at the bottom of the right scrollbar.

Changing the Slide Layout:

You can always change the layout by going to the Home Ribbon and clicking on the Layout icon.

If content is already on the slide, you may need to move things around a little.

NOTE, if you are using PowerPoint 2013: The default slide size in PowerPoint 2013 is for Widescreen mode (16:9 aspect ratio).

In order for your slideshow to fit on most current projectors, you will need to change the slide size before you start.

Go to the Design ribbon In the Customize group, choose Slide Size and set it to Standard (4:3).

OPTIONS:

For options to changing the design of your slides, see image below:

**Used with the gracious permission of the University of Michigan, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

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