Reset slide settings in PowerPoint 2013 & 2010

PowerPoint 2013 and 2010 have a reset option that can be used for resetting the position, size and formatting of slide place holders to the default settings. For example if you have resized the place holders for adding title and subtitle and now want to revert to default settings then you can use this reset option.


The reset option can be accessed via the home menu. In PowerPoint 2010 home menu, navigate to the slides section. And click Reset menu option, to revert the changes done to the slide to the default position.


In Category: Office 2010, PowerPoint 2010

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  • Chuck Kincaid October 17, 2012, 12:35 am

    I’m looking for help with placeholders. I was sent a presentation that did not have a placeholder for slide number and date. I added them to the Slide Master (checked the box), but they don’t propagate to the layouts based on that Master. So then I copied them from the Slide Master and added them to the layouts. But then they don’t propagate to the actual slides, even when I click reset. If I insert a new slide, I get the date and not the slide number.

    I tried to “start over” by making a new version with this Slide Master and copying the slides from the old version to the new. I selected “Use Destination Theme” and reset a few times. It still wouldn’t show the date and number. There’s nothing blocking the date and number.

    You seem to know a lot. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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