Presentations Glossary

Slide Aspect Ratio: Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa)

PowerPoint defaults to widescreen slides in all new presentations. However, you can change your presentation’s aspect ratio from Widescreen (16:9) to Standard (4:3), and also do the reverse. PowerPoint has some features up its sleeve that make these changes of aspect ratios easier to understand, and some quirks too!

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

Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa) in PowerPoint 2016

Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa) in PowerPoint 2013

Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa) in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Online

Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa) in PowerPoint Online

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