Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Choosing the Slide Size
In Slide Master view, you can select a master slide in the Slides pane, format
styles on a master slide, and in this way reformat many different slides.
(Click the Close Master View button or a view button such as Normal or
Slide Sorter to leave Slide Master view.)
Understanding master slides and master styles
Master slides are special, high-powered slides. Use master slides to deliver
the same formatting commands to many different slides. Whether the
commands affect all the slides in your presentation or merely a handful of slides
depends on whether you format the Slide Master (the topmost slide in Slide
Master view) or a layout (one of the other slides):
✦ The Slide Master: The Slide Master is the first slide in the Slides pane in
Slide Master view (refer to Figure 2-8). It’s a little bigger than the master
slides, as befits its status as Emperor of All Slides. Formatting changes
you make to the Slide Master affect all the slides in your presentation.
When you select a theme for your presentation, what you’re really doing
is assigning a theme to the Slide Master. Because formatting commands
given to the Slide Master apply throughout a presentation, the theme
design and colors are applied to all slides. If you want a company logo to
appear on all your slides, place the logo on the Slide Master.