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An image that you insert on a Slide or Title Master will appear on every slide, but it does not have to be sized to cover the whole slide like a background does. This is the easy way to get your logo and decorative touches onto each slide in exactly the same position and size, like in the example here.
You can combine drawing objects, imported images, and gradient and pattern fills to create quite complex and subtle backgrounds.
The compound image at the right comes from one of the design templates. It looks like a single image. But, it is actually made with a gradient background fill plus an imported graphic that contains the numbers and the squiggle and another line of numbers that does not show in the thumbnail.
Any image that you include on the Slide Master will appear on every slide that uses that master. You cannot remove it for an individual slide that uses that Master. Choose the size and location on the slide carefully.
Starting with PowerPoint 2002, you can use multiple Slide Masters. So now you can create a separate Master for those slides that don't need the problem image.
Master: Inserting an Image
When you insert an image onto a Master slide, it will be centered vertically and horizontally and at large size.
Change Size of Image
It is easy to change the size of an image by dragging one of the resizing handles, the white circles at the corners and center of each side of the image.
When your mouse is over one of the white circles, the mouse pointer changes to a resizing shape.
When you drag a handle, the image enlarges or shrinks in the direction that you drag.
If you cannot see the handle that you want, scroll the Slide Pane.
Drag by a corner to keep the proportions the same as before.
The handles don't show unless an image is selected.
A vector image can be resized without any problems because the shapes are calculated. Many of the clip art images from the Insert | Clip art... command are vector images.
Dialog: Format Picture: Position
Dragging works wonders, but sometimes you need more control. The Format Picture dialog lets you get really picky about your image.
The command to open the Format Picture Dialog, in on the Format menu,
The Position tab has boxes where you can set the horizontal and vertical distances from either the top left corner or the center of the slide.
The other tabs come in handy, too, for adjusting the size, colors, and border of an image and for cropping and adjusting brightness and contrast.
Start with: , nz-background.ppt
The photo background you just applied to the Title Master would be a bad choice for the Slide Master. There will be too much text on the remaining slides.
Instead, you will create a Slide Master that includes the border that World Travel Inc. uses on its
stationery and pamphlets.
Slide Master: Insert Image
Slide Master: Position Image - Drag
Since PowerPoint automatically put the new image in the center, you must change the image's position. To get exactly the right spot, you will need to do more than just drag.
Slide Master: Position Image - Dialog Format Picture
Master: Resize Placeholders
The placeholders on the Slide Master are partly underneath the image. Easy enough to fix!
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Last updated: 30 Apr 2012