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How to change the size of a PowerPoint slide?

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Whether you’re presenting to colleagues, clients, or students, the layout and design of your slides play an important role in making your presentation better. One aspect of slide design that holds significant importance is the size of each slide. By adjusting the dimensions of your PowerPoint slides, you can optimise the visual experience, ensuring that your content is clear, captivating, and well-suited to various screens and presentation settings.

In this article, we have discussed how to change the size of a PPT slide in a few simple and easy steps.

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Change the size of the slides to widespread or standard

There are two basic sizes for the slides provided by PowerPoint. To change the size to Standard (4:3) or Widescreen (16:9), follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Design tab in the toolbar ribbon and then click on the Slide Size in the Customize section near the right end of the toolbar.

Step 2: Choose the desired size for the slides in your presentation. We have chosen Standard size as the slides of our PPT were already in Widescreen.

Step 3: It will ask you to scale the content. We would recommend choosing the Ensure Fit option. It will make your content and slides look better.

Step 4: All slides in your PPT will change to Standard size.

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Change slides to custom size

Other sizes are available for different purposes, and it also allows you to set custom sizes for your slides. To change the size of the slides, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Design tab in the toolbar ribbon and then click on the Slide Size in the Customize section near the right end of the toolbar.

Step 2: Click on the Custom Slide Size option in the dropdown menu.

Step 3: In the Slide Size window, click on the Slides sized for box and choose from the list that you see fit for your slides. Otherwise, click on Custom or choose any option.

Step 4: If you want to decide the slide size on your own, change the Width and Height to your desired size and click the OK button.

Step 5: It will ask you to scale the content. We would recommend choosing the Ensure Fit option. It will make your content and slides look better.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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