29. Slide Master View

29. Slide Grasp View 29.1. Introduction

You will have observed that when you choose a special theme in PowerPoint, it rearranges the textual content in your slides and provides shapes to the background. It’s because every theme has built-in slide layouts and background graphics. You may edit these layouts with a function referred to as Slide Grasp view. When you learn to use Slide Grasp view, you’ll customise your total slide present with just some clicks.

What’s Slide Grasp view?

Slide Grasp view is a particular function in PowerPoint that lets you shortly modify the slides and slide layouts in your presentation. From there, you may edit the slide grasp, which can have an effect on each slide within the presentation. You can too modify particular person slide layouts, which can change any slides utilizing these layouts.

For instance, to illustrate you discover a theme you want however you do not like a couple of of the slide layouts. You possibly can use Slide Grasp view to customise the layouts to look precisely the best way you need.

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* In Slide Grasp view, the Slide Grasp tab will seem first on the Ribbon, however you will nonetheless be capable to entry instructions on completely different tabs as regular.

Utilizing Slide Grasp view

Whether or not you are making vital modifications to your slides or just some small tweaks, Slide Grasp view will help you create a constant, skilled presentation with out loads of effort. You possibly can use Slide Grasp view to alter absolutely anything in your presentation, however listed below are a few of its most typical makes use of.

Modify backgrounds: Slide Grasp view makes it simple to customise the background for your entire slides on the similar time. For instance, you could possibly add a watermark or emblem to every slide in your presentation, or you could possibly modify the background graphics of an current PowerPoint theme.

Rearrange placeholders: For those who discover that you just usually rearrange the placeholders on every slide, it can save you time by rearranging them in Slide Grasp view as an alternative. If you alter one of many layouts in Slide Grasp view, the entire slides with that format will change.
Customise textual content formatting: As an alternative of adjusting the textual content colour on every slide individually, you could possibly use the Slide Grasp to alter the textual content colour on all slides without delay.

Create distinctive slide layouts: If you wish to create a presentation that appears completely different from common PowerPoint themes, you could possibly use Slide Grasp view to create your individual layouts. Customized layouts can embody your individual background graphics and placeholders.

Some general presentation modifications—like customizing the theme fonts and theme colours—will be made shortly from the Design tab. Overview our lesson on Modifying Themes to be taught extra.


To make modifications to all slides:

If you wish to change one thing on all slides of your presentation, you may edit the Slide Grasp. In our instance, we’ll add a emblem to each slide. If you would like to work together with our instance, right-click the picture beneath and put it aside to your pc.
Choose the View tab, then click on the Slide Grasp command.


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The presentation will change to Slide Grasp view, and the Slide Grasp tab can be chosen on the Ribbon.
Within the left navigation pane, scroll up and choose the primary slide. That is the slidemaster.

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Make the specified modifications to the slide grasp. In our instance, we’ll insert an image of the Mongibello emblem.

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Transfer, resize, or delete slide objects as wanted. In our instance, we’ll resize the brand and transfer it to the bottom-right nook.


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If you’re completed, click on the Shut Grasp View command on the Slide Grasp tab.

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The change will seem on all slides of the presentation.

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* If you make a change to the slide grasp, it is a good suggestion to evaluate your presentation to see the way it impacts every slide. It’s possible you’ll discover that a few of your slides do not look precisely proper. On the following web page, we’ll present you find out how to repair this by customizing particular person slide layouts.


29.2. Customizing slide layouts

You need to use Slide Grasp view to switch any slide format in your presentation. It is easy to make small tweaks like adjusting background graphics and extra vital modifications like rearranging or deleting placeholders. Not like the slide grasp, modifications to a slide format will solely be utilized to slides utilizing that format in your presentation.

To customise an current slide format:

In our instance, our newly added emblem is hidden behind the photograph within the Image with Caption Structure. We’ll customise this format to make room for the brand.

1) Navigate to Slide Grasp view.
2) Find and choose the specified format within the left navigation pane. You may hover the mouse over every format to see which slides are at present utilizing that format within the presentation.

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3) In some layouts, the background graphics could also be hidden. To point out the graphics, uncheck the field subsequent to Conceal Background Graphics.

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4) Add, transfer, or delete any objects as desired. In our instance, we’ll delete the grey background form.

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5) If you wish to change the association of the placeholders, you may transfer, resize, or delete any of them. In our instance, we’ll transfer our textual content placeholders and the black bar to the suitable facet, and the photograph placeholder to the left facet.

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6) If you’re completed, click on the Shut Grasp View command on the Slide Grasp tab.
7) All slides utilizing the format can be up to date.

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* You can too transfer placeholders on the slide grasp, which can transfer the placeholders on a number of slide layouts on the similar time. Nevertheless, some slide layouts should must be adjusted manually.
Customizing textual content formatting

You can too customise the textual content formatting from Slide Grasp view, together with thefont, textual content measurement, colour, and alignment. For instance, in case you wished to alter the font for each title placeholder in your presentation, you could possibly modify the grasp title type on the slide grasp.


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Every title placeholder is linked to the grasp title type on the slide grasp. For instance, check out the slides earlier than altering the title font.


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Now take a look at the identical slides after altering the title font.


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* As an alternative of customizing particular person placeholders, you could possibly change the theme fontsfor a presentation. From the Slide Grasp tab, click on the Fonts command within the Background group, then choose the specified fonts.


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29.3. Creating new slide layouts

Some of the highly effective options of Slide Grasp view is the choice to create newslide layouts. That is a simple means so as to add attention-grabbing and distinctive slide layouts to an current theme. You possibly can even use this function to design a wholly new theme, as within the instance beneath.


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To insert a brand new slide format:
1) Navigate to Slide Grasp view. From the Slide Grasp tab, click on the Insert Structure command.

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2) The brand new slide format will seem.

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3) The format will embody title and footer placeholders by default. Click on the Titleand Footers containers within the Grasp Structure group to toggle these placeholders on and off.

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4) Now you can add background graphics, shapes, and photos to the slide format. You can too transfer, alter, and delete the prevailing placeholders. In our instance, we’ll transfer the title placeholder to the bottom-right nook. We have additionally modified the textual content alignment to align proper as an alternative of align left.

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5) So as to add new placeholders, click on the underside half of the Insert Placeholdercommand, then choose the specified placeholder sort. On this instance, we’ll use the Image placeholder.

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6) Click on and drag to attract the placeholder on the slide.

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To rename a customized format:

If you’re carried out designing your customized format, you will need to give it a singular nameso will probably be simple to seek out.

1) From Slide Grasp view, choose the specified format, then click on the Renamecommand.

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2) A dialog field will seem. Sort the specified title, then click on Rename.

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To make use of a customized format:

As soon as you have created a customized slide format, it is simple so as to add a brand new slide with that format or apply it to an current slide.

1) For those who’re at present in Slide Grasp view, click on the Shut Grasp View command on the Slide Grasp tab.
2) From the Residence tab, you may insert a brand new slide with the customized format or apply it to an current slide. In our instance, we’ll choose the Layoutcommand and apply the brand new type to slip 6.

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3) The customized slide format can be utilized.

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* PowerPoint additionally lets you add new placeholders to current slide layouts.


29.5. Utilizing customized layouts in different displays
If you modify the slide grasp or slide layouts in Slide Grasp view, you are truly making a customized model of the present theme. If you wish to apply the theme to different displays, you will want to put it aside.

To save lots of a theme:

From the the Slide Grasp tab, click on the Themes command, then choose Save Present Theme from the drop-down menu.


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For those who’re not in Slide Grasp view, it can save you the theme from the Design tab. Simply click on the drop-down arrow within the Themes group, then choose Save Present Theme.


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Updated: February 26, 2019 — 9:07 pm

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