Rotate between portrait and landscape slides in the same presentation

PowerPoint 2013 slide layouts are set up in landscape orientation. 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. This article walks you through the procedure.

Landscape and Portrait Orientation

Related topic: Switch to portrait slide orientation.

Tip    Place both portrait and landscape presentations in the same folder before creating links. That way, if the folder is copied to a CD or moved, the presentations will still link correctly.

  1. To create a link from the first presentation to the second presentation, do the following:

  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.

    Under Slide Title, click the slide you want to link to.

  6. Pick OK in the Action Settings box.

  • To create a link from the second presentation back to the first presentation, do the following:   

    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.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 to continue to link between the two presentations.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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