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Use placeholders to quickly add content to your slides including text, diagrams, and charts – so that you can later change the location and proportions of these objects, often with a single mouse click.
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Using layouts and placeholders to control the location and alignment of slide content.
When to use
To add and place various content on slides.
To add new content to a slide
- Right-click a slide, and then click the Layout menu item and select a specific layout.
- Click within the content placeholder and type or paste text, or
- Choose one of the six content icons to add that type of content within the placeholder.
To move content such as an image to a placeholder
- Apply a layout to the slide that contains a content placeholder.
- Select the image and cut it to the clipboard using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X.
- Select the boundary of a content placeholder with the pointer.
- Paste the image from the clipboard using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.
Placeholders on a slide can be reset by right-clicking the slide, and select Reset Slide. Layouts and placeholders can be customized in the Slide Master, available on the View tab on the ribbon.
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