Slide Aspect Ratios - 4:3 to 16:9

Don't miss that you can easily improve the appearance of a PowerPoint presentation on a wide screen computer monitor, or plasma, LCD, or OLED flat panel monitor by changing the aspect ratio of the slides.

The 16:9 aspect ratio common to HDTV monitors is twice as wide and 1.5 times the height of the standard 4:3 video graphics array (VGA) display. You can switch between the two in PowerPoint by going to Design . . . Slide Size

Making the switch can change the appearance of a slide from this in 4:3:

. . . to this in 16:9