Fixing Layouts Without Losing Formatting in PowerPoint

Don't let PowerPoint mess up your formatting

Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve Sheets

Jan 10, 2023

PowerPoint is very mouse-intensive software. It’s inevitable that from time to time we’ll move something accidentally. 

One solution is to reset the layout to move titles and content back where they belong. This unfortunately applies all of the default formatting from the template and removes or undoes a lot of additional design work you have done. 

In this tutorial, we’ll show you HOW TO...

  1. Get all your content lined back up to your template’s layout at the click of a button.
  2. Protect any custom formatting or object placements that you may not wish to change by reapplying layouts rather than resetting them.


All PowerPoint users 




Reapplying vs Resetting a layout and other ways to protect objects you do not want to change

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About The Author

Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve is a designer with high expectations for a final product but he tends to obsess over process too. He likes to know the many ways to get things done, the advantages of each and their oh so scary pitfalls. Perhaps that's why he has a Mac and a PC?

"Workflows are one of the few times in life where the best way tends to be the easy way, the trick is figuring out what's 'easy' for your specific situation."

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