So you've got a great looking PowerPoint slide already, but you want to try out a slightly different look to add some variety. Let's learn how to use PowerPoint slide design variants in 60 seconds.
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How to Quickly Work With PowerPoint Slide Design Variants
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1. Find Slide Design Variants in PowerPoint
I'm working in a PowerPoint presentation and let's switch to the Design tab. Here you can see the Variants section. Variants are a part of the same theme that you've selected, but are usually a different look.
2. Modify PowerPoint Slide Designs Variants
The easiest way to get started is to simply click on one of the thumbnails to try out another variant. When you change your design variant, you're leaving your original content untouched, but changing the visual styles and effects. Click to change between these variants and try a few out as a way of spicing up your presentation.
3. Change One Style in a PowerPoint Variant
Let's look at one other option. Let's say that we only want to change one part of the style, like the font set for example. I'm going to go ahead and click this drop down arrow in the corner of the Variant section. Let's choose Fonts and now I'll choose one of these other font combos.
With a couple of clicks, it updates all of the slides in our presentation. Variants are really a tool to slightly tweak the style of a presentation, but across all the slides at the same time.
You can also download powerful PowerPoint template designs, which will give you a number of professional slide designs that you can quickly apply to your PowerPoint presentation files.
Find More PowerPoint Design Tutorials
Learn more in our PowerPoint tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We have an assortment of PowerPoint presentation design material to help you make a great presentation:
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