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Yes, You Can Serve Two Masters
3. Modify the new Slide Master to your liking.
You can make any formatting changes you want: Change the background
color and text styles, add background objects, and so on.
4. Click the Close Master View button on the Slide Master tab on the
Ribbon to return to Normal View.
You can now begin using the new Master that you created. (See the
section, “Applying Masters,” later in this chapter, for more information.)
Another way to create a new Slide Master is to duplicate one of your
presentation’s existing Slide Masters. When you do that, the new Slide Master inherits
the formatting of the original one. This inheritance can save you a lot of work,
especially if you want to create a new Slide Master that varies from an existing
one in only a minor way, such as having a different background color.
To duplicate a Slide Master, click the Master that you want to duplicate in the
thumbnails on the left of the screen and then press Ctrl+D.
To delete a Slide Master, click the Master that you want to delete. Then click
the Delete Master button in the Slide Master tab on the Ribbon (located in the
Edit Master group). Or, just press Delete.
If you have created multiple Masters for a presentation, you can select which
Master to use for each slide in your presentation. To apply a Master to one or
more slides, follow these steps:
1. Select the slide or slides to which you want to apply the alternate
The easiest way to do this is to click the slide that you want in the
thumbnails area on the left of the screen. To select more than one slide,
hold down the Ctrl key and click each slide that you want to select.
2. Click the Home tab on the Ribbon and then click the Layout button (in
the Slides group).
This action summons the gallery, shown in Figure 10-7. Here, you can
see all the layouts for all the Slide Masters contained in the presentation.
3. Select the Slide Master layout you want to apply to the slides you
The Slide Master is applied to the selected slides.