Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Masters for Handouts and Notes
Slide Masters:
Powerful Slide
Tip: To position the new content box precisely, use the Format Shape dialog box’s Position section. Select
Drawing Tools, and then click the Size section’s lower-right Size and Position button (Alt, JD, SZ) to open
the Format Shape dialog box. Select Position, and then specify the placeholder’s horizontal and vertical
positions on the slide. You can also use the Home tab’s Arrange button (Alt, H, G, A) to align placeholders.
5. If you want more than one placeholder, repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve
The Rename Layout dialog box opens.
6. Typeinthenameyouwanttogivethiskindofmasterslide,suchas“Table”or
Your custom master slide has a new name.
7. ClickCloseMasterView.
PowerPoint creates the new master slide and adds it to the menu of slides you
can choose from when you insert a new slide into a presentation.
Working with Masters for Handouts and Notes
PowerPoint comes with built-in masters for the handouts and notes you print to
go with your presentation. You can alter these masters to print the way you want
them—to adjust the number of slides per page on a handout, for example, or to give
your notes more room on a notes page.
Modifying the handout master
To change a presentation’s handout master, follow these steps:
1. SelectView HandoutMaster(Alt,W,H).
PowerPoint opens the Handout Master tab and shows the current handout
master, as shown in Figure 22-13.
2. Use thePage Setup section to tellPowerPoint how youwant the slides to
These buttons adjust how your handout displays slides:
Handout Orientation (Alt, M, R). Click this button to select Portrait or
Landscape for the pages in your handout.
Slide Orientation (Alt, M, O). This setting lets you select portrait or
landscape orientation for the slides printed on the handout.
Slides Per Page (Alt, M, L). You can display as few as one slide per page
or as many as nine. Select Slide Outline if you want your handout to show
slides’ text in outline form, rather than showing a picture of each slide.
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