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How to Change PowerPoint Slide Sizes in 60 Seconds

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Have you ever needed to change the size of your PowerPoint Slideshow? For example, you might be working on a wide screen monitor, but know that you'll be presenting it on a different size screen. In this tutorial, I show you how to easily change your slide sizes in PowerPoint.

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Note: In todays tutorial, we make use of the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver.

How to Change Your PowerPoint Slide Sizes Quickly

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that compliment this video.

1. PowerPoint Slide Size Options

The easiest way to change this, is to make your way to the Design tab on the ribbon, and find the Slide Size option.

When I click on it, you can see that my presentation is the wide screen 16:9 format. Let's start to change it to a 4:3 format by clicking on that option. 

Open the PowerPoint Slide Size options
Open the PowerPoint Slide Size options.

2. Apply Setting to Quickly Scale Your PPT Slides

When we change slide formats, our slides may be clipped or adjusted. Choosing Maximize may cut off the left and right sides of the presentation while Ensure Fit will scale the slides down to fit on a 4 by 3 size.

Scale your PowerPoint slide sizes with either Maximize or Ensure Fit
Scale your PowerPoint slide sizes with either Maximize or Ensure Fit options.

Note: After you make a change like this, make sure you review your PowerPoint and do any necessary repositioning. 

3. How to Completely Customize Your PowerPoint Slide Size

There's one last option to check out. Let's leave this option and click Slide Size, Custom Slide Size. This menu lets you set a completely custom aspect ratio and slide size for your presentation. You can even change to a Portrait View if you prefer. 

Apply flexible PowerPoint Slide Size options to customize
Apply flexible PowerPoint Slide Size options to customize to your needs.

Finishing Up!

Get your slides sizes ready for the screen you're presenting on, so you can deliver a great presentation.

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