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Mixing portrait and landscape slides in powerpoint
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Topic: Mixing portrait and landscape slides in powerpoint
Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 08:28
Is it possible to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same powerpoint ppt presentation file?
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|Quote Reply Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 08:33|
absolutely. You can mix landscape and portraits slides in the same powerpoint presentation (ppt file), but the real question you should ask yourself is why you would want or need to?
The deal is simple. powerpoint fills the screen no what orientation your slides are in.
I thought I needed to have a portrait slide in a landscape presentation because the graph was portrait oriented. But when I imported the graph basically powerpoint scales it down anyway to fit the slide, the only thing is of course that there is some space either side of the graph to the left and the right. But since the Slide Master has a nice background it really makes no difference. It wouldn't make a difference actually even if your Slide Master was just plain white!
And it's the same with images.
Imagine, you import a long, tall picture (portrait) onto a landscape slideshow and size it to fill the slide top to bottom. Or imagine you import a long, tall picture (portrait) onto a portrait slide and size it to fill the slide top to bottom as on the right. Either way, when the presentation starts, the same thing happens:
PowerPoint fills the available screen with the slide without changing its proportions!
So if the slide is wider than it is tall, PowerPoint fills the width of the screen. If the slide is taller than wide, PowerPoint fills it to the height of the screen. Either way, the imported image comes out the same size!
Just thought I'd run that by you Dave as it's not always obvious at first, especially if like me you work a lot with Microsoft Word where it really is necessary to combine portrait and landscape pages in a document.
The crazy thing about powerpoint is that it's all screen based so that's as big as it can ever be. It can't be any taller or any wider than your screen no what what you import or how you want your slides to be.
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