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Slide Masters: Powerful Slide Blueprints
Slide Masters:
Powerful Slide
3. Fromthe“Objectaction”list,selectOpen.ClickOK.
PowerPoint adds the action to the object.
During a slideshow, just click the icon to open the file.
Slide Masters: Powerful Slide Blueprints
Think of a slide master as the trendsetter for your presentation. When the slide
master changes its style, all the other slides follow suit. In that sense, the slide master is
a template for individual slides. If you change a font style or move a placeholder on
the slide master, all slides in the presentation reflect that change.
Every presentation contains at least one slide master. The slide master contains
information about the look of a presentation, including layout, fonts, colors, theme,
background, kinds of placeholders, and effects. If you put your company logo on the
slide master, for example, that logo appears on all slides in the presentation—even
new slides you add later.
And that’s the main reason to use PowerPoint’s slide masters—by changing one slide,
you can easily change every slide in the presentation. New slides also reflect the
change. If you’re working with a lengthy presentation that has dozens of slides, then
using the slide master can save you lots of time and formatting hassles.
Each slide master has a number of layouts associated with it for specific types of
slides, such as Title Only slides or Content with Caption slides. You can also change
the layout slides. Changes to layout slides don’t affect the slide master, but they do
affect all slides of that type in the presentation.
Note: Before you start fooling around with slide masters, think about what you want to accomplish.
There might be an easier way. If you want to change a presentation’s color scheme, fonts, layouts, or
background, apply a different theme (see the Tip on page 548) or customize the current theme instead. If
you want to apply a theme and placeholder content to use over and over for similar presentations, create
a template instead. Use slide masters when you want to customize slides’ default layouts or have the same
content (like some standard action buttons) on every slide.
Changing the Look of All Slides in Your Presentation
To use the slide master to alter the look of all your slides, follow these steps:
1. SelectView SlideMaster(Alt,W,M).
PowerPoint opens the Slide Master tab, shown in Figure 22-11. When this tab
is open, PowerPoint shows the master slide and its associated layouts: title slide,
section header, and so on. The first slide in the Slides pane is the slide master,
which controls the styles of all slides in the presentation. When you make a
change to this slide, PowerPoint applies it to all the different slide types.
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