Working with slide masters
comes with five pre-packaged slide masters. They are shown in the
Master Pages section of the Tasks pane (Figure 19). This section has
three subsections: Used
in This Presentation, Recently
Used, and Available
for Use. Click the + sign next to the name of a
subsection to expand it to show thumbnails of the slides, or click
the – sign to collapse the subsection to hide the thumbnails.
of the slide masters shown in the Available
for Use list is from a template of the same name.
If you have created your own templates, or added templates from
other sources, slide masters from those templates will also appear
in this list. See “Working with templates” on page 40 for more
You can create a
new slide master in a similar way to modifying the default slide
18: Master View toolbar
To start, enable
editing of slide masters by View
> Master > Slide Master.
the Master View toolbar (Figure 18), click the New
Master icon (highlighted in the figure).
second slide master appears in the Slides pane. Modify this slide
master to suit your requirements. It is also recommended that you
rename this new slide master. To do that, right-click on the slide
in the Slides pane and select Rename
master from the popup menu.
you are done, close the Master View toolbar to return to normal
slide editing mode.
a slide master
19: Available master pages (slides)
the Tasks Pane, be sure the Master Pages section is showing (Figure 19).
apply one of the slide masters to all
slides in your presentation, click on it in the
apply a different slide master to one or more selected
In the Slide Pane,
select the slides you want to change.
the Tasks Pane, right-click on the slide master you want to apply
to the selected slides, and click Apply
to Selected Slides on the pop-up menu.
additional slide masters
in the same set of slides, you may need to mix multiple slide
masters that may belong to different templates (the use of templates
is explained later in “Working with templates” on page 40). For
example, you may need a completely different layout for the first
slide of the presentation, or you may want to add to your
presentation a slide from a different presentation (based on a
template available on the hard disk).
Slide Design dialog makes this possible. Access this dialog either
from the menu bar (Format >
Slide design) or from the pop-up menu that appears when
right-clicking on a slide in the Slides pane.
main window in the dialog shows the slide masters already available
for use. To add more:
the Load button.
in the new dialog the template from which to load the slide master.
to close the slide design dialog.
slide masters in the template you selected are now shown also in the
Master Pages section of the Tasks pane in the Available
for use subsection.
slide masters you have loaded will also be available the next
time you load the presentation. If you want to delete the unused
slide masters, click the corresponding checkbox in the Slide
Design dialog. Due to a bug, if the slide master was not used in
the presentation, it is removed from the list of available slide
limit the size of the presentation file, you may want to minimize
the number of slide masters used.