Slide Master and Slide Layouts: Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint

Created: Monday, January 5, 2015, posted by Geetesh at 9:53 am

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When you are working with multiple pictures on a slide, their position, formatting, and size may be required to be the same across successive slides. This can be achieved manually using resizing and aligning options — although you will use an inordinate amount of time making sure that the pictures look consistent slide after slide. Even then, there are chances you may not be too happy with the results or the time it takes to make these changes. You can get over this problem by using a new Slide Layout with a picture placeholder. As we learnt in previous tutorials, a placeholder is a container that you can use to fill in with all sorts of content types such as text, pictures, charts, SmartArt graphics, etc.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2016

Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2013

Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2016

Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2011

Formatting Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint


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