How to make effective use of PowerPoint Master Slides

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How to make effective use of PowerPoint Master Slides

  1. 1. How to… Make effective use of master slides It doesn’t take a genius to make a presentation look great. All you need is a set of well designed master 3 Reduce the file size of your presentations Presentations can become quite large, especially if you are using a lot of images. Creating master slides not only saves time but also minimises the slides. Now read on for five top tips to help you get file size. For example, if you are using a 1MB image five times, instead of the most out of your master slides. adding it to five slides just add it to one slide master and reuse it as often as you like. 1 Use a single slide master for simple presentations Formatting presentations in PowerPoint can be a painstaking process, 4 Remember: not everything is ruled by master slides Even if you are using master slides, you can still make changes to especially if there are number of elements on each slide. But if all these individual slides. And if you edit a slide master, you won’t lose those elements are common to each slide, you can make sure that all the slides changes. However, if you delete a slide master, the formatting will change look the same by creating a single slide master. so make sure you either create a new slide master or apply another appropriate one that already exists. 2 Use multiple slide masters for complex presentations If you’re working on a complex piece of work such as a storyboard, you 5 Save master slides for later might find it best to create multiple slide masters, each one representing PowerPoint often automatically deletes a slide master if it’s not being a specific screen type. This saves time and effort and ensures that the used in a presentation. So, if you’ve created a slide master which you’re screen types are consistent across your storyboards. not using in your current presentation, make sure you preserve it by right-clicking on the slide and selecting the Preserve Master option. That way you know you can use it another time. © 2009 www.saffroninteractive.com

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