An intro to the Design Editor

This article is an introduction to the Design Editor. For a more in-depth reading visit The Design Editor category in our Knowledge base. 

The Design Editor lets you: 

  • Edit the style of the presentation.  
    • Change the design formula that applies to your slides. 
  • Reposition elements on the slides. 
  • Choose slide-specific options, like element alignment and transitions. 
  • Request design reviews. 

The Design Menu section on the right lets you change presentation-wide design options, like Colors and Design Styles. 

The Slide Options menu lets you change slide-specific settings. 

Finally, the Slide Preview shows you how slides are looking with your current settings and lets you move elements around your slide.

The Design Menu


A Formula is a combination of design variables for your slides. Changing formulas will change the look of all the slides, this is by design, to ensure that a style unity is kept across all the presentation. 

Slidebean offers a set of pre-built formulas that you can assign to your presentations, or modify to your liking. They are a quick way to drastically change the style of your presentation. 

For a deeper review of formulas, visit our article Using Formulas.




Formulas and design in Slidebean in general is made up of 4 elements that you can also alter if you need to: 

  • Style, that defines the overall look of the presentation, from text alingment, to slide decoration and image framing.


  • Colors, that define the color palette your presentation follows. Colors themselves are divided into sets, which are slide-specific combinations. (Read more about sets in our article Understanding Color Sets). 


  • Headings, defines the font to be used in all headings for the presentation. 


  • Text defines the font to be used in all the other text. 


  • Logo lets you upload a light and dark version of your logo, that will automatically be assigned to slides depending on their background color.

The same slide with 3 formulas applied to it.

Slide Options

All slides have a submenu of Options to further customize their look. 

The options available vary depending on the elements on each slides. Here's a breakdown of the most common ones: 

Text Size: a slider that adjust the text size for all the text on the slide. You can also adjust text size for specific elements. 

Vertical Alignment: lets you align elements on their Top Margin, their Bottom Margin or their Center.

Images/Icons/Numbers Size: a slider to adjust the size of these elements across all the slide. You may also adjust the size of the element itself. 

Color Set: lets you select different versions of your color palette. To read more about this go to our article Understanding Sets

Animate Elements: lets you choose whether you want the options to appear one by one when you are presenting, or to show all at once when the slide is loaded. 

Image Style: allows you to pick the cropping for the images on the slide. These are your options: 

  • Template Default: will crop images according to the Style you have selected in the Design Menu. This means that the cropping will automatically adjust if you change the presentation Style. 
  • Circles
  • Squares
  • No cropping 

Slide Preview

Elements can be manipulated directly on the Slide Preview. You can move elements around the slide, change their overall size and their text size. 

For more information about this, visit our article Moving Elements.