What are slide masters?
master is a
slide that is used as the starting point for other slides. It is
similar to a page style in Writer: it controls the basic formatting
of all slides based on it. A slide show can have more than one slide
uses three terms for this one concept. Master
refer to a slide which is used to create other slides. This book
uses the term slide
except when describing the user interface.
slide master has a defined set of characteristics, including the
background color, graphic, or gradient; objects (such as logos,
decorative lines, and other graphics) in the background; headers and
footers; placement and size of text frames; and the formatting of
of the characteristics of slide masters are controlled by styles.
The styles of any new slide you create are inherited from the slide
master from which it was created. In other words, the styles of the
slide master are available and applied to all slides created from
that slide master. Changing a style in a slide master results in
changes to all the slides based on that slide master; it is,
however, possible to modify each individual slide without affecting
the slide master.
it is highly recommended to use the slide masters whenever
possible, there are occasions where manual changes are needed for
a particular slide, for example to enlarge the chart area when
the text and chart layout is used.
masters have two types of styles associated with them: presentation
styles and graphic
styles. The pre-packaged presentation styles can
be modified, but new presentation styles cannot be created. However,
not only can the pre-packaged graphic styles be modified, but new
graphic styles can also be created.