Rotate between portrait and landscape slides in the same presentation

In PowerPoint 2013 and later, slide layouts are set up in landscape orientation by default. Currently it's not possible to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same presentation.

However, there's a way to make it look like both landscape and portrait slides are in one presentation by linking together two separate presentations, one with slides in landscape orientation, and one with slides in portrait orientation.

Tip   You should make sure both presentations are saved in the same folder before you start linking between them. That way, if the folder is copied or moved, the links will still work correctly.

Related topic: Switch to portrait slide orientation.

Create a link from the landscape presentation to the portrait presentation

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

  2. On the Insert tab, pick Action.

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

  4. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation box, select the second presentation, and then pick OK.

  5. In the Hyperlink to Slide box, under Slide title, select the slide that you want to link to, and pick OK.

    hyperlink to slide in another file dialog

  6. Pick OK in the Action Settings box.

Link from the portrait presentation back to the landscape presentation

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

  2. On the Insert tab, pick Action.

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

  4. In the Hyperlink to Slide box, under Slide title, select the slide that you want to link to, and then pick OK.

  5. Pick OK in the Action Settings box.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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