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Modifying the Slide Master
3. Make any formatting changes that you want.
Select the text you want to apply a new style to and make your
formatting changes. If you want all the slide titles to be in italics, for example,
select the title text and then press Ctrl+I or click the Italic button on the
Make sure the Slide Master itself is selected — not one of its layouts.
That way, any changes you make apply to all the layouts associated with
the Slide Master.
4. (Optional) To add elements that are specific to one of the layouts,
select the layout and then add your changes.
For example, you may want to add more graphical elements or select
different fonts for your title slides. To do that, select the Title Slide layout
and make your changes.
5. Click the Normal View button near the bottom right of the window to
return to Normal View.
Notice that the body object contains paragraphs for five outline levels
formatted with different point sizes, indentations, and bullet styles. If you want
to change the way an outline level is formatted, this is the place to do so.
You can type all you want in the title or object area placeholders, but the text
that you type doesn’t appear on the slides. The text that appears in these
placeholders is provided only so that you can see the effect of the formatting
changes you apply. (To insert text that appears on each slide, see the
upcoming section, “Adding recurring text or other elements.”)
You can edit any other object on the Master by clicking it. Unlike the title and
object area placeholders, any text that you type in other Slide Master objects
appears exactly as you type it on each slide.
Working with the Slide Master and Edit Master tabs
When you switch to Slide Master View, an entirely new tab appears on the
Ribbon. This new tab — appropriately called Slide Master — is shown in
Figure 10-2: The Slide Master tab.