Making Global Changes to Your PowerPoint Slides

posted Jun 20, 2011, 1:56 PM by td.comm camias   [ updated Jun 27, 2011, 4:26 PM ]
Save time by making formatting changes to all of your slides with just one move, by making changes to the “Slide Master.” You can change font colors and styles; add a clipart or picture; and, add a footer or date to every slide just by making the change one time in the master slide.

1.    Access the Slide Master
- Click on the View tab of the ribbon.
- Click on the Slide Master button.
You will see the Slides/Outline pane thumbnail images of the slide master, as well as and all the different slide layouts that are contained within the slide master.

2.    Edit the Slide Master
- When the slide master is open, a new tab is visible on the ribbon. You may make one or many changes to the slide master using the options on the ribbon.
- Making changes to the slide master has a global effect on all your new slides. However, not all changes will take effect on slides created before editing the slide master.
- Any font style/color changes that you have made to the slide master can be manually overwritten on any individual slide.
- Font styles or color changes that you made to individual slides prior to editing the slide master will be retained on those individual slides. Therefore, it is a best practice to make any font changes to the slide master before creating any slides in your presentation, if you want all slides to have a uniform look.

3.
    Edit the Fonts on the Slide Master
- Select the text in the placeholder on the slide master.
- Right click on the selected text.
- Make changes using either the formatting toolbar or the shortcut menu that appears. You can make one or many changes at the same time.

4.
    Make Changes to the Different Slide Layouts


5
.    Close

Font changes to the slide master will affect most text placeholders on your slides. However, due to the variety of layout options available, not all placeholders are affected by changes made to the slide master. Additional changes may need to be made to the different slide layouts -- the smaller thumbnail images located below the slide master image.
- Click on the thumbnail image of the slide layout that you wish to make additional font changes to.
- Make font changes, such as color and style, to the specific placeholder.
- Repeat this process for other slide layouts that were not affected by the changes on the slide master.

6.    Close “Slide Master” and Save Your Changes
- Click on the Close Master View button on the Slide Master tab of the ribbon.
Each new slide that you add to your presentation will take on these changes you made -- saving you from making each change to every individual slide.
- Save Your changes
Save time by making formatting changes to all of your slides with just one move, by making changes to the “Slide Master.” You can change font colors and styles; add a clipart or picture; and, add a footer or date to every slide just by making the change one time in the master slide.

7.
 
   Access the Slide Master
- Click on the View tab of the ribbon.
- Click on the Slide Master button.
You will see the Slides/Outline pane thumbnail images of the slide master, as well as and all the different slide layouts that are contained within the slide master.

8.    Edit the Slide Master
- When the slide master is open, a new tab is visible on the ribbon. You may make one or many changes to the slide master using the options on the ribbon.
- Making changes to the slide master has a global effect on all your new slides. However, not all changes will take effect on slides created before editing the slide master.
- Any font style/color changes that you have made to the slide master can be manually overwritten on any individual slide.
- Font styles or color changes that you made to individual slides prior to editing the slide master will be retained on those individual slides. Therefore, it is a best practice to make any font changes to the slide master before creating any slides in your presentation, if you want all slides to have a uniform look.

9.    Edit the Fonts on the Slide Master
- Select the text in the placeholder on the slide master.
Right click on the selected text.
Make changes using either the formatting toolbar or the shortcut menu that appears. You can make one or many changes at the same time.

10. 
   Make Changes to the Different Slide Layouts

11.    Close

Font changes to the slide master will affect most text placeholders on your slides. However, due to the variety of layout options available, not all placeholders are affected by changes made to the slide master. Additional changes may need to be made to the different slide layouts -- the smaller thumbnail images located below the slide master image.
- Click on the thumbnail image of the slide layout that you wish to make additional font changes to.
- Make font changes, such as color and style, to the specific placeholder.
- Repeat this process for other slide layouts that were not affected by the changes on the slide master.

12.    Close “Slide Master” and Save Your Changes
- Click on the Close Master View button on the Slide Master tab of the ribbon.
Each new slide that you add to your presentation will take on these changes you made -- saving you from making each change to every individual slide.
- Save Your changes



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