Using the PowerPoint Slide Master

This PowerPoint Slide Master tutorial explains how to create a new PowerPoint Slide Master from an existing one and then apply it to a slide or presentation.

You can change the look of all of the slides in your presentation when you create a new PowerPoint Slide Master. Slide Masters also known as Master Slides act like templates and define how slides are formatted. This is a good way to ensure a consistent look and feel to your presentation throughout.

The PowerPoint Slide Master

slide masterA PowerPoint slide master is an element of the design template that stores information about the template, including font styles, placeholder sizes and positions, background design, and color scheme information.

They also allow you to insert common elements on every slide, such as a common footer, slide number, copyright line, logo, or even pictures. If you want all of the slides in your presentation to use similar fonts, formatting, colors, and graphics, this is the best way to do this.

You may want to create a new Master instead of editing the existing one if you want to apply it only to selected slides or if you only plan to use it temporarily. You may also want to create a new Slide Master, and then apply it to the main Slide Master once you are sure of how you want it to look. This PowerPoint tutorial will show you how to accomplish that task.

Click View and then Click Task Pane

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The Task Pane appears. Click on the Other Task Panes drop-down menu and select Slide Design. The Slide Design Task Pane appears. Click View. Click Master, Click Slide Master.

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The Slide Master VIew toolbar and the list of Slide and Title Masters appear.

Click Insert. click Duplicate Slide Master. The Slide Master and Title Master are duplicated. the new Slide Master appears in the Slide Design Task Pane. Click Close Master View.

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The Normal View of our presentation appears. Click the down arrow next to the new Slide Master. Click Apply to Selected slides. The new Slide Master is applied to your new slide.

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You can apply the new slide master to all of your slides in your presentation by selecting Apply to All Slides. You can also make your new Slide Master the main Slide Master by clicking on Apply to Master.

If you want to start with a blank slide master, you can do that by clicking on New Slide Master instead of Duplicate Slide Master.

See also the Non-Linear PowerPoint Tutorial for a way to make a great user centered presentation.


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PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials
Convert PPT to Flash

Getting Acquainted

The PowerPoint Workspace
The Task Pane
Working with the Taskpane
The Slide Views
Working with Toolbars

Creating Slide Shows

Creating a New Presentation
Set Visual Rules
Inserting New Slides
Adding Text to Slides
Using Grids and Guidelines
Edit and Format Text
Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
Bulleted Lists

Designing Slides

Create Master Slides
Adding New Masters
Apply Design Templates

Lines, Curves, & Shapes

Draw and Format Lines
Draw a Rectangle
Draw an Ellipse
Draw Bezier Curves
Draw Freeform Lines
Modify AutoShapes

Tips & Tricks

Add Watermark
Add Slide Numbers
View Multiple Presentations
Keyboard Shortcuts

More PowerPoint Tutorials
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