Use portrait and landscape slide orientation in the same presentation

Currently it's not possible to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same presentation. If this is a feature you'd like to see fully supported in PowerPoint, please send us your feedback.

As a workaround, you can link two presentations (one in landscape, and the other in portrait) to display both portrait and landscape slides in what appears to be one presentation. Select your platform to see how.

Tip: Place both presentations in the same folder before you create links. That way, if the folder is copied to a CD or moved, the presentations will still link correctly.

  1. Create a link from the first presentation to the second presentation:

    1. In the first presentation, select the text or object that you want to link to the second presentation.

    2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Action.

      Click Action
    3. In the Action Settings dialog box, on either the Mouse Click tab or the Mouse Over tab, click Hyperlink to, and then scroll down and select Other PowerPoint Presentation from the list.

    4. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation dialog box, locate and click the second presentation, and then click OK. The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box appears.

    5. In the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, under Slide title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.

      The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box

    6. Click OK in the Action Settings dialog box.

  2. Create a link from the second presentation back to the first presentation:

    1. In the second presentation, select the text or object that you want to link to the first presentation.

    2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Action.

    3. In the Action Settings dialog box, on either the Mouse Click tab or the Mouse Over tab, click Hyperlink to, and then select Other PowerPoint Presentation from the list.

    4. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation dialog box, locate and click the first presentation, and then click OK. The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box appears.

    5. In the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, under Slide title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.

    6. Click OK in the Action Settings dialog box.

  1. Create a link from the first presentation to the second presentation:

    1. In the first presentation, select the text or object that you want to link to the second presentation.

    2. On the Insert tab, click Action.

      Click Action
    3. In the Action Settings dialog box, on either the Mouse Click tab or the Mouse Over tab, click Hyperlink to, and then select Other PowerPoint Presentation from the list.

    4. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation dialog box, locate and click the second presentation, and then click OK. The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box appears.

    5. In the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, under Slide Title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.

      Choose target slide

    6. Click OK in the Action Settings dialog box.

  2. Create a link from the second presentation back to the first presentation:

    1. In the second presentation, select the text or object that you want to link to the first presentation.

    2. On the Insert tab, click Action.

    3. In the Action Settings dialog box, on either the Mouse Click tab or the Mouse Over tab, click Hyperlink to, and then select Other PowerPoint Presentation from the list.

    4. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation dialog box, locate and click the first presentation, and then click OK. The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box appears.

    5. In the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, under Slide title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.

    6. Click OK in the Action Settings dialog box.

See also

Change the page orientation of your PowerPoint presentation

Change the size of your slides

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