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Discover the power of custom layouts

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Learn how to use custom layouts to keep your slide customizations.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. Practice requires Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a custom slide layout.
  • Add a picture (logo) to your layout.
  • Use the custom slide layout in your presentation.
  • Save the custom slide layout for reuse in future presentations.

Before you begin

This course assumes that you have some familiarity with PowerPoint. If you have not created a PowerPoint presentation before, we recommend you start with the course Create your first presentation.

Would you like more slide layout choices than those available in the built-in layouts? Want to create a slide arrangement that perfectly suits your company's slide content?

Take this course and learn about working in Slide Master view to create your own layout. Add and arrange placeholders, insert a picture, and then save the layout to use over and over in future presentations.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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