How to Change PowerPoint 2007 Slide Layout

By Techwalla Computers Editor

A slide layout in PowerPoint 2007 is a description of the contents of a slide and where it appears. It contains placeholders for text like bulleted items and bulleted lists and slide content including clip art, charts, pictures, shapes and tables. The following steps explain how to change a PowerPoint 2007 Layout.

Step 1

Create a new slide. Select a non-title slide as you generally will not want to change the layout of the title slide. Select the "Home" tab on the ribbon and click the "New Slide" button. This will insert a new slide after the current slide with the same layout.

Step 2

Add a slide with a different layout. Select the "Home" tab on the ribbon and click on the downward pointing arrow next to the "New Slide" button.

Step 3

Click the "Layout" button in the "Slides" section and select a layout from the drop-down menu. You will see a picture showing the appearance and the title of the available slide layouts. Click on of the layout pictures to select that layout.

Step 4

Look at the available choices. This will depend on the theme and the template you have selected. For example, for the Office theme your choices will include Title Slide, Title and Content, Section Header, Two Content, Comparison, Title Only, Blank, Content with Caption and Picture with Caption.

Step 5

Select the correct layout. You can always change the layout later but you will save time if you choose the correct layout when you create the slide.