Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Modifying the Slide Master
Throughout this chapter, I show you how to use many of the controls on this
tab. For now, here’s a quick overview of each group on this tab and the
controls found in them:
✓ Edit Master: The controls in this group let you edit the Slide Master. You
can use the Insert Slide Master button to create a new Slide Master, or
you can use the Insert Layout button to add a new layout to an existing
Master. You can also use the Delete and Rename buttons to delete or
rename Masters or layouts. For information about the Preserve button,
see the section “Preserving your masters,” later in this chapter.
✓ Master Layout: The controls in this group let you edit a layout by adding
or removing placeholders, the title, and footer elements.
✓ Edit Theme: The controls in this group let you apply a theme to a Master
or a layout. For more information about themes, flip to Chapter 8.
✓ Background: The controls in this group let you set the background for a
Master or a layout. Refer to Chapter 8 for more information.
✓ Page Setup: The control in this group lets you change the orientation for
a page. (Unfortunately, PowerPoint doesn’t allow you to have Masters
with different orientations in a single presentation. When you change the
orientation of a Slide Master or a layout, the orientation of all Masters
and layouts in the presentation is changed.)
✓ Size: The control in this group lets you select Standard, Widescreen, or
a custom slide size.
✓ Close: This group contains a Close Master View button that returns you
to Normal View.
Adding recurring text or other elements
To add recurring text to each slide, follow this procedure:
1. Call up the Slide Master (by clicking Slide Master in the Presentation
Views group of the Views tab) if it’s not displayed already.
2. Add a text box to the Slide Master by selecting the Insert tab on the
Ribbon and then clicking the Text Box button (found in the Text group).
Click where you want to add the text.
3. Type the text that you want to appear on each slide.
For example, Call 1-800-555-NERD today! Don’t delay! Operators are
4. Format the text however you want.
For example, if you want bold, press Ctrl+B or click the Bold button on
the Formatting toolbar. (See Chapter 7 for more on text formatting.)