Slide layouts allow you to define what text and objects you want to include
on a slide, i.e. ClipArt, charts, tables, movies, etc. The first step
in designing a slide is to select the appropriate Slide Layout - from there
it's a piece of cake!
The following shows you how to select and apply a slide layout to an existing
slide. You can also select a layout when inserting a new
The slide layouts available are dependent on the
template used to create the presentation,
i.e. each template can offer unique slide layouts. You can also create more
layouts in the Slide Master.
- Display the slide you wish to edit in Normal
- Display the Home ribbon then click on the Layout
button at the left of the ribbon. A window appears offering all layouts available
within the Slide Master, e.g.:
- Each layout offers a different feature. When applied you usually see instructions
on how to add the object, such as Click to add text. Many layouts
also offer an object icons in the center to allow you to quickly create or
insert a table, chart, SmartArt graphic, picture, ClipArt or media item. Rest
your mouse on each of these icons to view their description then click on
the item you wish to create/insert.
- Choose the layout that comes closest to what you envision on your slide.
You can easily add and remove objects from the slide after you select a layout.
Refer to the Editing Slides article.
Refer to the following articles for more information on working with the various
objects available on a slide: