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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Further modifications to the default text areas

Besides the shape, size and position, it is also possible to modify other aspects of the 5 areas of the slide master, such as the background, add a border, alignment relative to the slide and position relative to other objects.

While background style and line style of an area can be accessed from the Format menu, in order to access the Alignment and Arrange menus you need to either open the Drawing toolbar or use the context menu. To display the Drawing toolbar, select it in View > Toolbars; to open the context menu, right-click on the edge of the rectangular area after selecting it. On the Drawing toolbar, click the arrow next to the Alignment or Arrange icon (highlighted below) to display choices. See the Draw Guide for details.

The Drawing toolbar

The date area, footer area, and slide number area do not automatically appear on every slide, even though you have defined them. In order to show them, you need to close the Master View and select the desired field from the menu: Insert > Page number or Insert > Date and time. This procedure is explained in detail in Chapter 8 (Adding and Formatting Slides, Notes, and Handouts).

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