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Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 Plain & Simple by Nancy Muir

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Working with Layouts

A slide layout in PowerPoint is like a blueprint for a house; it establishes the various types of "rooms" that appear on your slide. Just as certain types of rooms contain certain types of furniture, slides can contain different types of objects. A title and content slide will hold a title and bullet list, while a picture with caption layout will hold an image and some text describing it. The placeholders in a layout automate tasks involved with creating and formatting contents specific to each type placeholder.

Apply a Layout

  1. Display the slide whose layout you want to change and click the Home tab.

  2. Click the Layout button to ...

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