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Slides & layouts

Get design ideas for slides

PowerPoint Designer helps you automatically create professional looking slides in seconds. Just insert one or more pictures, a list of items, or a list of dates, and select the design you want.

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Note:  This feature is only available if you have a Microsoft 365 subscription. If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

Designer starts working as soon as you type a title into your PowerPoint slide. Scroll the right-side gallery to pick a design. Designer can also work with multiple items inserted into your slides. 

  1. Insert one or more pictures, a list of items, or a list of dates.

  2. To insert a picture, select Insert > Pictures and choose the picture you want.

  3. Select the design you want.

    You can also bring up Designer by selecting a picture, and then selecting Design > Design Ideas.

Turn on Designer

The first time you use PowerPoint Designer, a message appears asking your permission to get design ideas for you. Select Turn on to use.

Note: To learn more, see the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

Turn off Designer

  • Select File > Options, and in General, uncheck Automatically show me design ideas in the PowerPoint Designer section.

See Also

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