Resize, resposition, or delete a placeholder

Slide Layouts contains different types of placeholders (for example, for text, pictures, videos, and more). You can change a placeholder by resizing or repositioning it. You can also delete a placeholder.

Important   If you apply a slide layout to one or more slides in your presentation, and then change the layout by resizing, repositioning, or deleting a placeholder, you must reapply the layout to the slides so that the slides display the change in the layout.

Resize or reposition a placeholder

  1. On the View tab, click Slide Master.

  2. On the layout, click the placeholder that you want to change, and then do one of the following:

    • To resize it, point to one of its sizing handles, and when the pointer becomes a two-headed arrow, drag the handle.

    • To reposition it, point to one of its borders and when the pointer becomes a four-headed arrow, drag the placeholder to a new position.

  3. On the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View.

    Important: For the placeholder changes to be final, you must reapply the slide layout to the slides that follow the changed slide layout. To reapply the slide layout, in Normal View, in the list of slide thumbnails, click the slide that adheres to the layout that you just changed.

  4. On the Home tab, click Layout, and then click the layout that contains the placeholders that you just changed.

Delete a placeholder

  1. On the View tab, click Slide Master.

  2. Click the border of the placeholder that you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

  3. On the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View.

    Important: For the placeholder changes to be final, you must reapply the slide layout to the slide. To reapply the slide layout, in the list of slide thumbnails, click the slide that adheres to the layout that no longer contains the deleted placeholder.

  4. On the Home tab, click Layout, and then click the layout that no longer contains the deleted placeholder.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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