Slide Master A slide master is the top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positioning. Every presentation contains at least one slide master.
ADVANTAGES The key benefit to modifying and using slide masters is that you can make universal style changes to every slide in your presentation, including ones added later to the presentation. When you use a slide master, you save time because you dont have to type the same information on more than one slide. The slide master especially comes in handy when you have extremely long presentations with lots of slides.
Because slide masters affect the look of your entire presentation, when you create and edit a slide master or corresponding layouts, you work in Slide Master View.1. A slide master in Slide Master View
2. Slide layouts associated with the slide masterWhen you modify one or more of the layouts beneath a slide master, you are essentially modifying the slide master. Each slide layout, is set up differently, yet all layouts that are associated with a given slide master contain the same theme (color scheme, fonts, and effects).
The following image on theprevious slide shows a single slidemaster with the Flow themeapplied, and two (different) supportinglayouts. Notice how each of the twolayouts shown portray a differentversion of the Flow theme — using thesame color scheme, but in a differentarrangement. Also, each layout providestext boxes and footers in differentlocations on the slide, and different fontsizes in the various text boxes.
When you want your presentation to contain two or more different styles or themes (such as backgrounds, color schemes, fonts, and effects), you need to insert a slide master for each different theme. In the image that follows, there are two slide masters as you would see them in Slide Master view. Each slide master has a different theme applied to it.
Best practice for creating and working with slide masters It is a good idea to create a slide masterbefore you start to build individual slides, ratherthan after. When you create the slide masterfirst, all of the slides that you add to yourpresentation are based on that slide master andthe associated layouts. When you start makingchanges, make them on the slide master.
Also, if you create a slide master after youbuild individual slides, some of the items on theslides may not conform to the slide masterdesign. You can override some of the slidemaster customizations on individual slides byusing the background and text formattingfeatures, but others (such as footers and logos)can be modified only in Slide Master view.
Create or customize a slide master1. Open a blank presentation, and then, on the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master.
2. When you open Slide Master view, a blank slide master with the default, associated layouts appears.NOTE: In the slide thumbnail pane, the slide master is the larger slideimage, and the associated layouts are positioned beneath the slide master.
3. To create a layout, or to customize an existing layout, see Create a slide layout that meets your needs. On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master. In the pane that contains the slide masters and layouts, locate and click the layout that resembles the closest match to what you want in your custom layout.
4. To add or modify placeholders in your layouts:Add one or more content 3. On the Slide Master tab, inplaceholders to a layout the Master Layout group, click Insert1. On the View tab, in Placeholder, and then the Presentation click the type of Views group, click Slide placeholder that you Master. want.2. In the pane that contains the slide masters and layouts, click the layout that you want to add one or more placeholders to.
4. Click a location on the layout, and then drag todraw the placeholder.5. To add more placeholders to a layout, repeat steps2 through 4. NOTE : When you add placeholders to a layout, if thecontent in those placeholders changes the layoutspurpose, you will want to rename the layout. To do so, right-click the slide layout thumbnail, click Rename Layout, type anew name, and then click Rename.6. On the Slide Master tab, inthe Close group, click Close Master View to returnto Normal view.
7. Do one of the following: To reapply the newly-edited layout to an existing slide, in the slide thumbnail list, select the slide, and then on the Home tab, in the Slides group, click Layout, and then select the revised layout. To add a new slide that contains the layout (with the newly-added placeholders), on the Home tab, in the Slides group, click New Slide, and then select the slide revised layout.
5. To remove any of the built-in slide layouts that accompany the default slide master, in the slide thumbnail pane, right-click each slide layout that you want to delete, and then click Delete Layout on the shortcut menu.6. Apply a design or theme-based colors, fonts, effects and backgrounds.
7. To set the page orientation for all of the slides in your presentation, on the Slide Master tab, in the Page Setup group, click Slide Orientation, and then click either Portrait or Landscape.8. On the File tab, click Save As.9. In the File name box, type a file name.10. In the Save as type list, click PowerPoint Template, and then click Save.11. On the Slide Master tab, in the Close group, click Close Master View.
ADDING TRANSITIONS TOSLIDES
Add transitions betweenslidesSLIDE TRANSITIONS Slide transitions are the animation-likeeffects that occur in Slide Show view whenyou move from one slide to the nextduring an on-screen presentation. You cancontrol the speed of each slide transitioneffect, and you can also add sound.
Add TransitionsSTEP1. Select the slide to which you want to apply a transition.
STEP2. On the Transitions tab, select the More button to reveal the all transition options in the gallery.
STEP3. Select the transition you’d like to apply to your slide. The transitions are divided into three types…Subtle, Exciting, and Dynamic Content. You can hover your mouse over each item in the gallery to preview the transition with Live Preview.
STEP4. You can adjust many of the transitions using Effect Options. The options will vary depending on which transition you’ve selected.
STEP5. You can add additional customizations in the Timing Group. You can add sound by selecting one of the options in the Sound dropdown list
STEP6. You can change the duration of the transition…
STEP7. Or choose to advance the slide On Mouse Click (default) or automatically after a certain period of time.
STEP8. If you’d like to apply one transition to every slide in your presentation, select the Apply To All button.
STEP9. You can preview your transition by clicking the Preview button on the Transitions tab. A few clicks is all it takes to add a little energy and excitement to an otherwise dry presentation.
CHANGE THE COLORSCHEME OF THE DESIGNTHEME
Design Theme Color SchemesDesign Theme Color Schemes Once you have selected a style of design theme that you like for your PowerPoint presentation, you are not limited to the color of the theme as it is currently applied. Click on the Colors button at the right end of the design themes on the Design tab of the ribbon.
Hover yourmouse over thevarious colorschemes shown inthe drop down list.The current choicewill be reflected onthe slide. Click the mousewhen you find theright color scheme.
Font Families are Part of theDesign ThemesSelect a Font Family Each design theme is assigned a font family. Once you have selected the design theme for your PowerPoint presentation, you can change the font family to one of the many groupings within PowerPoint 2010. Click the Fonts button at the right end of the design themes shown on the Design tab of the ribbon.
Hover your mouseover any of the fontfamilies to see howthis group of fontswill look in yourpresentation. Click the mousewhen you have madeyour selection. Thisfont family will beapplied to yourpresentation.
PowerPoint Background Stylesof Design ThemesChange the PowerPoint Background Style Just as you were able to change the background on a plain PowerPoint slide, you can do the same while using one of the many design themes. Click the Background Styles button on the Design tab of the ribbon.
Hover your mouseover any of thebackground styles. The backgroundstyle will be reflectedon the slide for you toevaluate. Click the mousewhen you find abackground style thatyou like.
Hide Background Graphics on the Design ThemeBackground Graphics Can Be Hidden Sometimes you want to show your slides with no background graphics. This is often the case for printing purposes. The background graphics will remain with the design theme, but can be hidden from view.
Check the HideBackground Graphics boxon the Design tab of theribbon. The backgroundgraphics will disappearfrom your slides, but canbe turned back on at anylater time, by simplyremoving the check markin the box.