By Presentation Studio

May 19, 2016

What screen size should I use for my presentation?

Historically TVs and computer monitors displayed at the 4:3 ratio. In recent years screens for TV and projectors have transitioned to 16:9. Laptops sometimes use 16:10, whilst iPads retain 4:3. Mind boggling isn’t it?

How do you determine
the best format for your presentation?


16×9 presentation on a:



4×3 presentation on a:


Using the wrong setup size in relation to the output will result in a _??letter boxing_?? effect.

If you’re presenting in mixed environments, the safest option is to create your PowerPoint document in 16:9. If your main purpose is to print or deliver from iPad go for 4:3.

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