How to Make a PowerPoint Slide Vertical in PowerPoint 2013

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation and select the “Design” tab
  2. Click on “Slide Size” and choose “Custom Slide Size”
  3. Under “Slides”, select the “Portrait” orientation
  4. Adjust the height and width dimensions as needed
  5. Click OK

Things to Consider

  • Text orientation should align vertically to improve readability
  • Balance content effectively using whitespace
  • Use high quality vertical images/graphics
  • Test slides on different screens to ensure content fits
  • You may need to rearrange elements like text boxes and charts to fit the vertical layout


  • Double check slide dimensions if content doesn’t fit properly
  • Some templates may not support portrait layouts, try creating a custom slide size
  • Preview slides in both landscape and portrait modes before presenting

The key things to keep in mind are selecting the portrait orientation for slides, adjusting dimensions accordingly, and rearranging content to fit the vertical layout. Testing slides beforehand is also important. Let me know if you have any other questions!