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Built-in Layouts

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Similar to templates and themes, built-in layouts provide heading structure and reading order for screen reader users. Inserting text boxes can cause issues with order that information is presented to screen reader users.

  • From the HOME tab, select New Slide.

PowerPoint slide layout options

 

  • Choose an appropriate layout and select Add Slide.
  • Ensure each new slide has a unique title.

 

NOTE: Using built-in layouts also allows you to maintain that same structure and reading order when the presentation is converted into a PDF document.