How to Rotate a PowerPoint Slide 90 Degrees

By Diana Braun

Microsoft PowerPoint allows users to create engaging and eye-catching presentations. Individual slides make up a presentation and can be customized with text and images. The default slide orientation is landscape. Users have the option to change and rotate the slide orientation 90 degrees to portrait. This is often beneficial to appropriately display portrait orientated photos that may be embedded in the slide.

Step 1

Launch the PowerPoint presentation of choice. Double-click the document icon from your desktop. Your presentation automatically loads in PowerPoint.

Step 2

Click the "View" tab from the top menu and click "Slide Master." The individual slides of your presentation are displayed in the left-pane of the window.

Step 3

Click the "Design" tab from the top menu.

Step 4

Click "Slide Orientation" under the Design tab and click "Portrait."

Step 5

Click "File" and then "Save" to save the new orientation of your PowerPoint presentation.