Discover the power of custom layouts

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Learn how to use custom layouts to keep your slide customizations.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. Practice requires Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a custom slide layout.

  • Add a picture (logo) to your layout.

  • Use the custom slide layout in your presentation.

  • Save the custom slide layout for reuse in future presentations.

Before you begin

This course assumes that you have some familiarity with PowerPoint. If you have not created a PowerPoint presentation before, we recommend you start with the course Create your first presentation.

Topics in this course

  1. The power of layouts

  2. Layouts and placeholders

  3. Go to Slide Master view

  4. Slide Master view

  5. Create a custom layout

  6. Add and arrange placeholders

  7. Add a logo

  8. Use your custom layout

  9. Save as a template

  10. Practice

  11. Quick reference card

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