2 Columns Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2010

If you need to split your slides in two columns then there are multiple ways to approach this. For example, you may be able to create a text column version of your current text box two split it in two columns. Alternatively you can use another different approach by changing the default layout and add two text boxes.

Add 2 Columns Slide Layout in PowerPoint

We can use the Two Content layout or the Comparison layout that contains two columns and is great for comparison in PowerPoint presentations, for example if you need to prepare slides to compare a Product A with a Product B.

  • Two Content Layout in PowerPoint 2010 is great to split the current slide so you can add text on the left and right
  • Comparison Layout in PowerPoint 2010 is great to compare products, concepts or any other situation and is pretty similar to the two content layout except that adds a new title to each box.

Comparison layout


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Two Columns within a Textbox

Maybe one of the most most accurate way to do it is to split them up into several boxes, each box with a bullet list. You can then easily align the boxes in the page.

two content layout powerpoint

In this case, we added a single shape (ie: a rectangle) and then split the text inside the shape in two columns. You can learn PowerPoint 2010 column inside shapes by reading our previous article how to add text to shapes in PowerPoint.

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