Powerpoint 2013 sizes its slides to fit on a widescreen display by default. But the default size being used in Powerpoint 2013 may not be ideal for every situation, so you might need to change to a different size. Fortunately Powerpoint 2013 makes it possible for you to change the page size for your presentation.
Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can specify the dimensions that you want to use for all of the slides in your presentation.
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Changing Page Size in Powerpoint 2013
The steps in this article will show you how to switch from the current page size for your current Powerpoint presentation, to a page size of your choosing. You can select from a number of default sizes, or you can elect to set custom dimensions for your slides. Note that Powerpoint may change the layout of any pre-existing data on your slides to accommodate the new slide dimensions. The options selected below will change the page size for every slide in your presentation.
Step 1: Open your presentation in Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the Design tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Slide Size button in the Customize section of the ribbon, then click the Customize Slide Size option.
Step 4: Click the drop-down menu under Slide sized for and choose one of the options on that list.
If those sizes are not what you are looking for, then you can enter your own custom values into the Width and Height fields. Note that you can also specify the orientation of your slides on this screen, as well as choose an alternate page numbering method. You can click the OK button when you are finished making changes.
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