Reapply the Slide Layout

Have you ever seen a presentation in which the text was jumping around from slide to slide? On each slide, the title and text were in a slightly different location. It made your eyes hurt, didn’t it?

Or maybe the presentation’s titles used several different fonts or font sizes. Looked chaotic, yes?

When you’re editing a presentation and trying to get the titles and text to fit, you sometimes move and resize the placeholders a little here and there. But the end result is that your titles and text jump around from slide to slide in a disconcerting way.

Or, you may change fonts or font sizes, but you get a look that just doesn’t hang together.

How do you get your placeholders to all line up exactly again? How do you get all your text to have a single font and font size, just the way it is in the slide layout?

The solution is to reapply the slide layout. Follow these steps:

  1. With the slide in normal view, choose Format > Slide Layout.
  2. In the Slide Layout task pane (it’s a dialog box in PowerPoint 2000), choose the current layout.
  3. Click the Down arrow to the right of the layout and choose Reapply Layout. (In PowerPoint 2000, click the Reapply button and click OK to close the dialog box.)

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