I think you all know that you can use portrait or landscape orientation in Word and Excel documents. What you may not know however, is that you can apply the exact same orientation setting to your PowerPoint 2010 slides. You can change this orientation from slide to slide, as you would do with pages in an MS Word document or Excel report.
In PowerPoint, slides are set to landscape as a default. As a part of your design process when creating your presentation, you can choose to change that default. If you wait until you are finished and then start changing slide orientation, it seldom produces the results you had in mind.
Follow the steps below to learn how to change your slide orientation:
- Click on the Design tab of the Ribbon.
- In the Page Setup group, click the Slide Orientation drop-down and select an option.
If you change the orientation of a slide, be sure to test it in as many scenarios as possible as it may look good on your system but look terrible on another.