Tutorial: Landscape AND Portrait in ppt!

December 30, 2012

Tutorial: Landscape AND Portrait in ppt!

December 30, 2012
Are you a powerpoint-designing teacher at heart? Do you just love the ease with which the graphics fly over the pages of your ppt slides? Do you smile with delight at your ability to whip up the cutest little docs in a matter of minutes? Does your love of Powerpoint only stop when it comes to the fact that it’s just not made to have both landscape and portrait in one file??
Well, there are a couple of ways to get around this, actually, and one of our very favorites is grouping. I say “our” because my bff sister Melissa (over at Fashion Craze, Learning Days) was the one who first showed grouping to me, back when she was starting out blogging. And we’ve both been grouping-crazy ever since!
Grouping is great! Not only does it allow you to change the layout of your slides, it also gives you some other great designing options. Would you like to learn more? Just take a peek at the video below…

Thank you for watching! Do you have any favorite tips for Powerpoint-designing you would like to share with us? 🙂


  • Megan @ I Teach. What's Your Super Power? December 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Oh my gosh. So smart!!! Thanks for sharing this tidbit!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  • Primary Paradise December 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you so much. I love learning about extra features on power point. The video was awesome.
    Primary Paradise

  • Ashley Kathleen December 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this!! I use PowerPoint for all of my creations & this will save me tons of time! Thank you!

    The Resource Room Teacher

  • ~Stephanie December 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Now THIS is VERY useful! Thank you so much for the tutorial…I am so lame at all of this stuff…takes me forever to learn how to do it all!

    Teaching in Room 6

  • Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron December 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    woooo!!!! you totally rock my socks 🙂
    The Teacher’s Cauldron

  • Emily December 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you!

  • Faith Wheeler December 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Oh, I can't wait to watch this! I'm creating a set right now where I needed pages both ways. Thank you so much for creating this video 🙂

  • Lindsay December 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    You are ah-mazing Ladybug! Love it.

    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

  • FunintheFours December 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Brilliant – absolutely BRILLIANT!! I'm wondering what other amazing things powerpoint can do that I don't know about! Thanks so much for this!!

  • Elizabeth December 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    You work fast!! Thanks for this (and all) tutorial!!!

    You rock!

  • Down Under Teacher December 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Love, love, love this post!! Ah-mazing! I will put this to use straight away! Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

    Down Under Teacher

  • Mrs. Wathen December 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    AMAZING and EASY! Thanks for sharing:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  • Dawn December 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    This is soooo much better than the way I've been doing things in powerpoint. This tip will save me a lot of time! Thank you for sharing!
    Can you possibly share the tip to make my blog link clickable under my name when I comment on a blog post? I bet it's super simple, but I can't figure it out. Thank you again!


  • Shelly Sitz December 31, 2012 at 12:19 am

    My son taught be about grouping objects this summer. It is a big help!

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  • Katie December 31, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I'm soooo excited about this!! 🙂 WOO HOO!! This makes me about as excited as when I found from another tutorial of yours that I could match colors for my text! 🙂 You Rock!! 🙂 I wish I had something new to share, but I'm sure you know everything I know!

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  • Kindergarten Myles December 31, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Thanks. Nice tutorial. This is totally what I do which I figured out by accident when I was designing cards with my daughter. Grouping is good to make foldable books as well since you may need "pages" upside down. I don't like that it won't let me group tables and graphics together. Another thing I learned by accident was to select the new picture after grouping and "lock the aspect ratio" before resizing.
    prlhrbr at yahoo.com

  • Miss Kindergarten December 31, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Kristen!!! I've used grouping before but clearly incorrectly!! haha! I love your tutorials!!! Keep em coming!!!

  • Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) December 31, 2012 at 1:17 am

    You're so stinkin' cute! We were just talking about this and look how quickly you made it happen! 🙂 You're awesome girl!


  • Nicole Shelby December 31, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Thank you so much for making this! I appreciate it very much! 🙂 You rock, Kristen!


  • Lisa at Fourth and Ten December 31, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Great, great, tutorial! 🙂 LOVE IT!
    Fourth and Ten
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  • Corinna December 31, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I just discovered grouping and didn't realize what a great tool this is:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  • ~brookeb~ December 31, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I love your handy tips 🙂 and your sweet voice. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julie December 31, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is just what I needed – I'm just getting started on TPT and your tutorials are SO helpful!

  • Liz December 31, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Oh my goodness, I'm going to love using this tip! I had no idea how to do it!

  • The Wild Rumpus December 31, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I literally just spent the morning futzing around with getting a landscape page into a portrait document! This is so helpful–thank you!

  • Erica Bohrer December 31, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Great tip! I always merge the two documents on my desktop once they are pdf files. Do you use a trackpad or a magic mouse with your computer?

  • Linda December 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Your tutorials are soooo helpful! I recently switched to ppt to create my files (after watching another of your past tutorials) and I just can't believe how much easier it is!
    Thank you! Thank you!

  • Michele December 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Genious! I have been trying to figure out an easy way to to do this FOREVER!
    Thank you so much!

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  • Emily December 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    It cracks me up to watch your videos because we have similar thought processes. Thanks for sharing! =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  • Sarah December 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Oh my goodness that was brilliant! I group all the time when I am making my books but it NEVER occurred to me to use it to put portrait and landscape together. What a simple and fast way to do it! THANK YOU so much for sharing!!!! This will make my life soooooo much simpler!

    Clearly Kindergarten

  • Miss T December 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Hahaha apparently I've used grouping wrong! I've grouped and done the c and p to other pages….but now I need to try using grouping for landscape/portrait in the same pack hehe. Thanks!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  • Jen (Hello Mrs. Sykes) December 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you so much!! This is such a time saver!! I really appreciate you sharing! 🙂

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  • stephf54 December 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Grouping is a life saver! I was so excited when I first learned about it. I didn't think about using it this way to get those landscape and portrait slides in one slideshow/pdf. This is great, thanks!

  • Barbara January 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Sounds cool. I was wondering about that too. For some reasoni can't view the video on my iPad but I'm definitely looking at it in my desktop.
    Happy new year, bloggy friend!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  • Tanya January 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Super cool! I am totally going to go crazy with grouping! Thank you!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  • Holly January 2, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Oh for the love of PETE!!!!!!!!! You have just made my day…you just started off 2013 off RIGHT for me….


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  • Ms.M January 3, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Always lv your tutorials even if I don't use PP much. LOL


  • Learning is Rosey with Mrs Josey January 7, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Thanks so much for another great tutorial!

    Rosey Josey

    Learning is Rosey with Mrs Josey

  • Sarah Paul January 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    YES!!! Thank you so much for teaching me this. That is so helpful. I've converting it to pdf and then dragging all of them over. UGH! Thank you!

    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  • Jaimie Knudson January 21, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Hip! Hip! Hooray! You just saved me hours in my DAY!!!!! Thank you so much for this very helpful tool! How do you figure it all out?????? Thank you!!!
    Jaimie Knudson

  • Ramon Abajo January 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I love this. You are great!

    Fonts 4 Teachers
    Fonts 4 Teachers in TPT

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