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Microsoft Focuses on “Mobile-First Content Creation” with New PowerPoint Feature

The last time Microsoft added significant changes to PowerPoint several months ago. And after months of hibernation, today the company is launching a much-requested PowerPoint feature.

Giving a boost to “mobile-first content creation”, Microsoft is introducing the ability to create Portrait view slides in PowerPoint for iPhone and iPad devices. iOS users will now be able to toggle Portrait mode on and off when creating and editing slides.

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Create portrait mode slides in action

The feature is currently limited to iOS users only, but not everyone can use it right now. In his official blog post, Microsoft said the new Portrait orientation is available to Office Insiders running version 2.68 (Build 22112003) or later. If you are an Insider, you can try creating a Portrait view slide by following the steps below:

How it works

On iPads

  1. Open an existing presentation or create a new one.
  2. On the Design tab, tap Orientation.
  3. Picking out Portrait.

On iPhone

  1. Open an existing presentation or create a new one.
  2. On the Home tab, tap Design, and then tap Orientation.
  3. Picking out Portrait.

Microsoft’s push towards “mobile-first content creation” will be incomplete without the inclusion of Android devices. Unfortunately, the software giant remains tight-lipped on when Portrait orientation will be available for PowerPoint for Android.