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How To Make PowerPoint Portrait

PowerPoint Portrait

What is Microsoft PowerPoint and Top 5 Microsoft PowerPoint Alternatives?  

Created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin in 1987, Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software program. It was developed by a company called Forethought. Initially released for Macintosh computers only (Older Apple computers), the company was later on acquired by Microsoft for about $14 million three months after it launched. 

Top 5 Microsoft PowerPoint Alternatives?

Here are the top 5 alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

  1. Google slides
  2. Zoho show
  3. WPS 
  4. Beautiful.ai
  5. Keynote 

How to make a PowerPoint portrait on mac  

To make a PowerPoint portrait on MacBook follow the steps below

  1. Open PowerPoint on your Macbook
  2. Go to the Design tab and click on it
  3. Click the slide size icon at the right side of the toolbar
  4. Select page setup
  5. Select the orientation section 
  6. Choose the portrait option
  7. Click okay     

How to make one slide portrait in PowerPoint 2013   

PowerPoint does not allow a change to a single slide orientation. All slides are set by default to the landscape. However, you can make just one slide portrait in PowerPoint by following the steps below.

  1. Create to PowerPoint files (One for your official work and the other for the single portrait slide to be inserted. Keep both files in the same folder for easier navigation. 
  2. In the first file, go to the place where you want to insert the portrait slide and select the content you want to link it to
  3. Click on the insert tab
  4. Select action located under links
  5. Select mouse click
  6. Select hyperlink to
  7. Choose other PowerPoint presentation in the next menu that appears
  8. Select the presentation that you want to link to the original and click ok
  9. Select ok again   

How to make slide portrait in PowerPoint 2016    

To make a slide portrait in PowerPoint 2016

  1. Open PowerPoint 2016
  2. Select the design tab
  3. Select slide size
  4. Choose the custom slide size option
  5. Select the portrait option
  6. Click on ok
  7. Select maximize to use the of all the space available
  8. Click on ensure fit to make sure your content fits on the vertical page

When you enter the slide show and go to the linked content, click on it, and depending on the option chosen the portrait slide will appear on your screen. To exit the portrait slide and return to the landscape presentation, simply press the ESC button on your keyboard. 

How to make one slide portrait in PowerPoint 2010 

PowerPoint does not allow a change to a single slide orientation. All slides are set by default to the landscape. However, you can work around this by following the steps below

  1. Create to PowerPoint files (One for your official work and the other for the single portrait slide to be inserted. Keep both files in the same folder for easier navigation. 
  2. In the first file, go to the place where you want to insert the portrait slide and select the content you want to link it to
  3. Click on the insert tab
  4. Select action located under links
  5. Select mouse click
  6. Select hyperlink to
  7. Choose other PowerPoint presentation in the next menu that appears
  8. Select the presentation that you want to link to the original and click ok
  9. Select ok again

How to make PowerPoint 2003 portrait

To make PowerPoint 2003 portrait

  1. Go to page setup
  2. Under heading slides size select custom
  3. The default PowerPoint ratio is 16:9, change that to 10:5.63
  4. Click ok

How to make PowerPoint portrait on Google Slides

To make a PowerPoint portrait on Google Slides

  1. Open google slides
  2. Click on the hamburger icon
  3. Select slides
  4. Choose the work you want to edit
  5. Click file
  6. Select page setup
  7. Click on the drop-down menu showing widescreen 16:9
  8. Select custom
  9. Interchange the two numbers listed (14.29 and 25.4) to rotate the slide into a vertical position.
  10. Click apply

Difference between Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint

The main difference between Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint is that Microsoft PowerPoint is an advanced presentation program that has more features and special effects than Google Slides  

How to add a Picture in PowerPoint

To insert a picture in PowerPoint

  1. Open the PowerPoint file
  2. Click on where you want to insert the picture
  3. Then click on the insert tab
  4. Select pictures
  5. Navigate to where the picture you want to insert is located at
  6. Select the picture
  7. Click insert

How to add an Animation to Text/ Slide in PowerPoint

To add animation to text or slide in PowerPoint

  1. Select or highlight the text or objects you want to animate
  2. Select format
  3. Choose group
  4. Select group objects together
  5. Select the animations
  6. Choose the animation you want
  7. Click ok

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