Modifying a slide master
The following items
can be changed on a slide master:
gradient, hatching, or bitmap)
objects (for example, add a logo or decorative graphics)
placement, and contents of header and footer elements to appear on
and placement of default frames for slide titles and content
to Figure 22 for a graphical representation of many of these
working on the slide master, make sure that the Styles and
Formatting window is open. See page 25 for instructions on doing
select the slide master for modification:
> Master > Slide Master
from the menu bar. This unlocks the properties of the slide master
so you can edit it.
Pages in the
Tasks pane. This gives you access to the pre-packaged slide
on the slide master you want to modify among the ones available
changes as described in this chapter, then click the Close
Master View icon on
the Master View toolbar. Save the file before continuing.
changes made to one slide when in Master View mode will appear on
slides using this slide master. Always
make sure you close Master View and return to Normal view before
working on any of the presentation slides. Select View
from the menu bar, or clicking Close
in the Master View toolbar to return to the normal slide view.
changes made to one of the slides in Normal view (for example
changes to the bullet point style or the color of the title area and
so on...) will not be overridden by subsequent changes to the slide
master. There are cases, however, where it is desirable to revert a
manually modified element of the slide to the style defined in the
slide master: to do that, select that element and choose Format
> Default Formatting
from the menu bar.
you may want to try several of the available layouts to see which
one is more suitable for your contents. Applying a layout only
requires that you open the Layouts section of the Tasks pane and
double-click on the new layout. Alternatively you can right-click on
the desired layout thumbnail and select Apply
to selected slide
from the pop-up menu.