Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Modifying the Slide Master
5. Click the Normal View button to return to your presentation.
Now’s the time to gloat over your work. Lasso some co-workers and
show ’em how proud you are that you added some text that appears on
each slide in your presentation.
You can add other types of objects to the Slide Master, too. You can add clip
art, pictures, or even a video or sound clip. Anything that you can add to an
individual slide can be added to the Slide Master.
After you place an object on the Slide Master, you can grab it with the mouse
and move it or resize it in any way you want. The object appears in the same
location and size on each slide.
To delete an object from the Slide Master, click it and press Delete. To delete
a text object, you must first click the object and then click again on the object
frame. Then press Delete.
Applying themes to your Masters
You can use the Edit Theme group in the Slide Master tab on the Ribbon to
change the theme applied to a Slide Master. Note: All the layouts that belong
to a given Master use the same theme. So, it doesn’t matter whether the Slide
Master itself or one of its layouts is selected when you change the theme;
either way, the entire Slide Master is changed.
To change the theme for a Slide Master, follow these steps:
1. Choose View Presentation Views Slide Master or Shift+click the
Normal View button at the bottom right of the PowerPoint window to
summon the Slide Master.
2. Use the Themes drop-down list on the Slide Master tab to select the
theme you want to apply to the Slide Master.
3. (Optional) Use the Colors, Fonts, and Effects controls to modify the
color scheme, fonts, and effects used for the theme.
Treat yourself to a bag of Cheetos if it works the first time. If it doesn’t
work, have a bag of Cheetos anyway. Then rub all that orange gunk that
sticks to your fingers on the computer screen. That will apply the Cheetos
Orange color scheme to your Slide Master — at least temporarily.
PowerPoint themes are hefty enough that I’ve devoted an entire chapter to
them. Go to Chapter 8 if you need to know how they work.
If you want to adjust the slide background, use the Background Styles control.
Chapter 8 walks you through this feature.
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