Use portrait and landscape slide orientation in the same presentation

By default, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 slide layouts are set up in landscape orientation.

Portrait or Landscape orientation

Callout 1 Portrait page orientation
Callout 2 Landscape page orientation

To change all the slides in your presentation to portrait orientation, on the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Slide Orientation, and then click Portrait.

A presentation can have only one orientation (either landscape or portrait), but you can link two presentations (one in landscape, and the other in portrait) to display both portrait and landscape slides in what appears to be one presentation. To link two presentations, do the following:

 Note   Place both presentations in the same folder before you create links. That way, if the folder is copied to a CD or moved, the presentations will still link correctly.

  1. Create a link from the first presentation to the second presentation:
    1. In the first presentation, select the text or object that you want to click to link to the second presentation.
    2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Action.
    3. In the Action Settings dialog box, on either the Mouse Click tab or Mouse Over tab, click Hyperlink to, and then select Other PowerPoint Presentation from the list.
    4. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation dialog box, locate and click the second presentation, and then click OK. The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box appears.
    5. In the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, under Slide title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.

The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box

  1. Click OK in the Action Settings dialog box.
  1. Create a link from the second presentation back to the first presentation:
  1. In the Hyperlink to Slide box, under Slide title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.
  2. In the second presentation, select the text or object that you want to click to link to the first presentation.
  3. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Action.
  4. In the Action Settings dialog box, on either the Mouse Click tab or Mouse Over tab, click Hyperlink to, and then select Other PowerPoint Presentation from the list.
  5. In the Hyperlink to Other PowerPoint Presentation dialog box, locate and click the first presentation, and then click OK. The Hyperlink to Slide dialog box appears.
  6. In the Hyperlink to Slide dialog box, under Slide title, click the slide that you want to link to, and then click OK.
  7. Click OK in the Action Settings dialog box.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010