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PowerPoint has many pre-defined slide layouts from which to choose. These layouts contain placeholders for things like titles, subtitles, text boxes, tables, and other types of media. Slide layouts help standardize formatting, making a clean and consistent presentation. Using them also helps ensure that content is properly added to the presentation outline.
Using standard slide layouts helps increase the likelihood that your slide will be read by screen-reading software (like JAWS) in the order you intended.
You can opt to use a blank template instead, and then add in your own
textboxes, WordArt and images individually. However, this is NOT
recommended. Why? Because JAWS will default to reading your content
items in the order they were added by you, regardless of if you change
their position on the slide. The video below demonstrates this.
Think of standard slide layouts like PowerPoint's version of Styles in Word. They serve as a way to define your content and make your formatting as consistent as possible across devices and other software programs.
When you begin a new presentation, PowerPoint will automatically use the "Title Slide" layout from the Standard slide layouts menu for your first slide. To choose a different layout, follow these steps:
To insert additional slides to your presentation: