Chapter 18. Building Your Presentation

In this chapter

Picking the Best Slide Layout

Editing Slides

Organizing Formats with Master Slides

Applying and Modifying Themes

Changing Paragraph and Text Formatting

Troubleshooting

Extra Credit: Creating Top-Notch Notes and Handouts

Picking the Best Slide Layout

Although it’s easy to add a new slide to a presentation, choosing the right slide layout isn’t always so simple.

PowerPoint supports two broad categories of slides: title slides (typically the first slide in a presentation) and “regular” slides (which, confusingly, are usually just called slides). PowerPoint has one predefined layout for title slides and almost two dozen predefined layouts for regular slides.

Slide layouts aren’t static: You can ...

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