Objective 3. Modify Slide Master Elements

The slide master is a slide that holds the information about formatting and text that displays on every slide in your presentation. The slide master is not an actual slide in a presentation; rather, it exists "behind the scenes" of the presentation to help you control the look of your presentation. For example, if your organization has a logo that you wish to display on every slide in your presentation, you can position the logo on the slide master and the logo will display on every slide.

Other elements that display on every slide include the graphics and bullets from the design template and the headers and footers. The slide master also includes formatting information such as font and bullet color, size, and text alignment. You can override slide master formatting by changing the formatting on an individual slide.


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Activity 3.12. Displaying and Modifying the Title Master

In addition to the slide master, there are several other masters with which you can work, one of which is the title master. In this activity, you will modify the title master and then add a new slide with the Title Slide layout.

1.

If necessary, Open your file 3A_Emergency_ Firstname_Lastname.

2.

Display Slide 1. Press and hold down , and point to Normal View . Notice that the ScreenTip Slide Master View displays.

With the key pressed, click Slide Master View.

The title master displays because Slide 1 was active. Notice that the status bar indicates that the title master is active, as shown in Figure 3.16. Additionally, the Slide Master View toolbar displays, somewhere on your screen. As you progress in your study of PowerPoint you will use this toolbar, which is most useful when using multiple slide masters.

Figure 3.16.



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Another Way: To Display the Title Master

You can display the Title Master by using the menu bar. Display the first slide in the presentation, and then click the View menu. Point to Master, and then click Slide Master.

3.

Click anywhere in the text Click to edit Master subtitle style to select the entire subtitle.

4.

On the Formatting toolbar, click the Font Color arrow . Click the fifth color in the color schemered-orange.

5.

Click to cancel the selection and notice that the font color is changed in the subtitle.

6.

To view the change on the title slide, click Normal View .

Slide 1 displays the subtitle in the new font color.

7.

Display Slide 6, and then on the Formatting toolbar, click New Slide . In the Slide Layout task pane, click Title Slide.

A new slide displays with the title slide layout. Notice that the font formatting (red-orange color) is applied to the subtitle.

8.

In the title placeholder, type Emergency Preparedness In the subtitle placeholder type University Medical Center and then press . Type We e Here For You! Click anywhere on the slide to cancel the selection, and then compare your slide to Figure 3.17.

Figure 3.17.



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9.

Close the Slide Layout task pane, and then Save the file.

Activity 3.13. Displaying and Modifying the Slide Master

In this activity, you will change font colors on the slide master and then view the effect on all of the slides in the presentation.

1.

Display Slide 2. On the menu bar, click View, and then point to Master. Click Slide Master. Click in the title placeholder to select the Master title text.

More Knowledge: Displaying Master Slides

When the slide or title master is displayed, notice that a vertical scroll bar displays to the right of the master. Dragging the scroll box down displays the title master, dragging the scroll box up displays the slide master. The toolbar that displays provides options for adding new slide and title masters, deleting masters, and changing the name and layout of master slides.

2.

On the Formatting toolbar, click the Font Color arrow to display the color scheme. Click the seventh colorgoldto change the font color of all of the titles except the first slide.

3.

To view the effect of the changes that you have made, return to Normal View by clicking the Normal View button . Scroll through the presentation and view the titles on each slide, noticing that each title is formatted in the gold color you selected on the slide master.

4.

Save the file.



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