How to Change Slide Layouts in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy to make sharp looking slides fast. You could spend a lot of time building out your own slides, but in this video I show you how to change slide layouts in PowerPoint quickly—putting to use pre-set styles.

How to Change Slide Layouts in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

Note: In todays tutorial, we make use of the popular Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can also find more professional PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver.

How to Change PowerPoint Slide Layouts Quickly

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that compliment this video.

1. Review Your Slide Layout Options

To use a layout, make sure that you’re on the Home tab. Let’s go ahead and insert a new slide by clicking on New Slide. Now let’s click the Layout drop-down button that’s right next to New Slide.

How to Change Slide Layouts in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

2. Choose a PowerPoint Slide Layout to Use

PowerPoint themes like the Simplicity presentation template have a great selection of layouts to use. These thumbnails are previews of what each layout looks like. I’m going to click on one of these layouts called Dark Top slide.

How to Change Slide Layouts in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

3. Quickly Change Your PowerPoint Slide Layout

You can see here that we’re now working in a great looking slide. Now, we could go ahead and add our content to the slide and type into these boxes or add images for example. We could always change up our layout by clicking on Layout and choosing another layout as you’re seeing me do here.

How to Change Slide Layouts in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

Finishing Up!

Notice that our content is still on the slide, but in a different layout. Layouts are all about having pre-built elements that make it easy to build out great looking slide decks quickly.

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Note: In today’s tutorial, we used the popular Simplicity PowerPoint Template. Discover additional PowerPoint design options in our Ultimate Guide to PowerPoint Templates or browse through our best PPT themes on GraphicRiver.