"Discover the PowerPoint 2007 Slide Masters Feature!"

Slide Masters are basically templates that are used to create a new presentation. It contains all of the properties of your PowerPoint presentation slide layouts, themes, effects, animation, backgrounds, text font style and color, date and time, and graphic placement.

When you want to make a change to the look of your slides, you don't have to change each slide individually. Just make the change once on the slide master, and PowerPoint automatically updates the existing slides and applies the changes to any new slides you add. So, your presentation looks more consistent.

PowerPoint presentation contains three masters: slide, notes, and handout. Which master you open depends on what part of your presentation you want to change. The slide master controls all the presentation slides, while the notes master and handout master controls the appearance of all speaker notes pages, and handout pages, respectively.

To view the slide master

  • On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click the Slide Master icon.
  • PowerPoint 2007 slide masters

  • The slide master appears in the left pane. Click the slide master or slide layout to display it in the slide master view.
  • To close, click the Close Master View icon.

Note: To view the notes master or handout master, click the Notes Master or Handout Master icon respectively on the View tab.

To include object on every or specific slides

  • On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click the Slide Master icon.
  • Add the objects you want to a slide master or slide layout, and then modify its size and placement.
  • Slide master (position at the top slide miniature in the left pane) will includes object on every slide.
    Slide layout will includes object only on the specific layout.

  • To close, click the Close Master View icon.

To insert a placeholder in slide layout

  • On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click the Slide Master icon.
  • Select the slide layout to which you want to insert a placeholder.
  • Click the Insert Placeholder icon arrow, and then click the placeholder you want to insert.
  • PowerPoint 2007 slide master insert placeholder

  • On the slide, drag to create a placeholder the size you want on the slide layout.
  • To close, click the Close Master View icon.

Related Topics:

Slide Master Background Objects - How to Insert or Hide it?

Using the PowerPoint 2007 Header and Footer Feature Wisely

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