Slide Master View - PowerPoint 2013

Slide Master View

Slide Master View allows you to edit the master slide and create additional layouts and delete unnecessary layouts.

I have used two screenshots from the 2015 Calendar pptx to illustrate the use of the slide master view.

Opening the Slide Master View

To open the slide master view, click on view, then click on slide master view.
Open Slide Master View
Opening Slide Master View – PowerPoint 2013

Making Changes

Making changes is useful if you want to maintain a consistent look or style to a presentation.

Adding content and placeholders in Slide Master View - PowerPoint 2013
Adding content and placeholders in Slide Master View – PowerPoint 2013
A new toolbar will appear and the slide view on the left will change.

The slide master toolbar allows you to edit or create content on existing layouts and create slide masters and layouts.

What does content mean?

Content means adding permanent features to the slides or inserting placeholders. This is useful for making templates.

Click on the ‘content’ icon to add content placeholders.
There are several different types of placeholders, these include:
  • General content
  • Text
  • Pictures
  • Graphs
  • Tables
  • SmartArt
  • Media
  • Online Pictures
The slide view on the left shows the existing layouts in the theme.

Here you can create, copy, delete and order the layouts.

In the pictures, you can see that I used picture and text placeholders when I created the 2015 Calendar pptx.

These allow people to personalize the template with their own images and text.

I hope this brief introduction to the slide master view has been helpful.
Take care!

 

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