Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Add New Slide Layouts

Created: Thursday, January 10, 2013, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:45 am

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The various Slide Layouts in PowerPoint help you choose placeholder arrangements for your slide. Using these layouts, it’s easy to create good looking slides. There are ready-made layouts available for slides that contain pictures or charts, and even a separate layout for your opening slide. These layouts can be edited (or duplicated / renamed) within Slide Master view to create even more Slide Layouts. While duplicating and editing Slide Layouts is a great way to make small changes, it’s not the best way to create a Slide Layout from scratch. As an analogy, duplicating and editing a Slide Layout is more like using a coloring book to fill color between the lines of pre-drawn art — but creating your Slide Layout from scratch is more like starting with a blank sheet of paper and drawing your art before you start coloring between the lines. You can decide which of these approaches works best for you.

Learn how to add a new slide layout with placeholders in PowerPoint 2010.

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