How to Quickly Edit a Slide Deck’s Resolution Without Messing Up the Formatting

  1. Make a copy of the original to preserve the formatting.
  2. Go to File >> Page Setup.
  3. Then select the desired resolution, which could be a predefined option like Widescreen 16:9 or a custom resolution such as 11 x 8.5 inches.
  4. Now review all slides that have lost their formatting.

    These usually include:
  • Checklists with a check box next to each step
  • Images that include clickable links layered on top of them
  • Images that include images layered on top of them

5. Now open the “copy” version and go to the slide that lost its formatting.

6. Group all the components in that slide by first selecting the parts that lost their formatting (when you changed the resolution) by clicking on Arrange >> Group

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7. Copy the “grouped” elements [Ctrl + C] and paste them in the new version. [Ctrl + V]

8. Drag the corners to resize the grouped elements, as required, in the new file.
As long as the components are grouped, they will not lose their relative positioning.

9. Remember to “ungroup” by clicking on “Arrange >> Ungroup” after you’re finished, so that the clickable elements become clickable again.

Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu
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