Styles and layout - optimise files

Having large files (Microsoft PowerPoint, PDFs) in FLO may increase the time it takes the homepage to load and also the time it takes to download the files, depending on the internet speed.

Here are a few steps you can take to reduce a file’s size.

You can also download Word and PowerPoint Flinders University templates for use by staff. These are already optimised and are ready for use.


Remove unused background layouts in PowerPoint files

Check if your PowerPoint file has unused background layouts

  1. From the Home tab, click on Layout

  2. Scroll to see all background layouts available in files
    Home tab - Layout

Open slide master to remove layouts

  1. Select View tab

  2. Select Slide Master
    View Slide Master
  3. In the left panel, select and delete all background layouts not needed in presentation (for multiple slides, press and hold the Ctrl key)

  4. Close Master
    Select and delete background layouts

Check successful removal

  1. Check available Layouts
    Check available layouts

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