How to Resize PowerPoint Templates

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On this post on PowerPoint, we would be discussing how to resize PowerPoint Templates. By default, PowerPoint slides use a widescreen format in a 16:9 ratio. Sometimes you might choose to change the default format to create a custom size or the standard size (4:3 ratio). This post is going to give you a quick and easy way to resize PowerPoint Templates.

How to Resize PowerPoint Templates

How to Resize PowerPoint Templates

Before we start the how-to guide on how to resize PowerPoint Templates. It is important to note that resizing the slides in PowerPoint will affect the way they appear during the actual presentation. It will also affect how they appear on the handouts.

  1. The first step is to open the presentation you wish to resize. Select the “Design” tab.
  2. The next step on how to resize PowerPoint Templates is to click the “Slide Size” button.
  3. A menu will then appear, you can then choose between the “Standard” format (4:3) and the “Widescreen” format (16:9). If you’re switching over to the standard format without any other changes, you can select it from the menu, and the changes will take effect. If you want to do a little custom tweaking to tailor the size to your specific needs, then select “Custom Slide Size.”
  4. When the Slide Size window appears, click the box under “Slides sized for” (1) will open a menu with several different options. Choose the one that best matches your needs. Alternatively, you can customize the dimensions of the slides by entering the slide size in the “Width” and “Height” boxes (2). Finally, you can choose the orientation of your slides and handouts by selecting “Portrait” or “Landscape” (4) in the respective section.
  5. Once you have selected the one you like click “OK.”
  6. If the size chosen is the size you wish to use for future presentations, then save the theme and select it for your next presentation.
  7. Back on the “Design” tab, select the “more” arrow, which you will find at the bottom-right of the “Themes” group.
  8. At the bottom of the menu, select “Save Current Theme.”
  9. The Windows Explorer will now appear, prompting you to name and save your theme. Go ahead and name it, but don’t change the location where it will be saved. Themes saved to this default location are available with a click of your mouse button on PowerPoint’s splash screen. Once finished, click “Save.”

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