When you create a Powerpoint slideshow, the default settings will have it in the landscape orientation. This allows you to more easily fit more information on standard screens.
However, situations may arise where a slideshow would work better if it were vertical. Fortunately there is a setting in Powerpoint that lets you adjust the orientation. This allows you to switch from the default landscape option to the less traditional portrait option.
How to Switch to Landscape in Powerpoint for Office 365
The steps in this article were performed in the Powerpoint for Office 365 version of the program. However, these steps are similar in most other versions of Powerpoint. Additionally, this setting can only be adjusted for the entire presentation at once. You aren’t able to make a single Powerpoint slide vertical while leaving the rest of the slides horizontal.
Step 1: Open your presentation in Powerpoint.
Step 2: Choose the Design tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Slide Size button, then choose the Custom Slide Size option.
Step 4: Select the Portrait option under the Orientation section, then click the OK button.
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