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The way your slides and print-outs look is largely based on your Masters. A Master controls the default look of slides and print-outs. A Master slide can also define default transitions between slides and text animations.
Changing the formatting on the Master, changes all the slides or pages that use that Master. Cool trick! The Masters perform the same function as using styles in Word and Excel.
PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 allow you to use more than one Master slide in the same presentation.
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There are 4 different Masters:
Why use a Master?
Consistency! By using a Master, you can easily keep important features of your slides and handouts the same - logo always in the same spot, titles and text line up neatly, same background, same fonts, same animations and transitions. Of course, you can change an individual slide when the defaults don't work well for that slide.
Starting with PowerPoint 2002, you can use more than one Master in the same presentation.
What can you control with a Master?
What is a placeholder?
A placeholder is a text box that PowerPoint uses when creating the outline for the presentation. PowerPoint has a set of default placeholders. You cannot add to the list. You cannot change a normal text box into a placeholder.
What is on a Master?
You can, of course, delete, move, and resize the placeholders on the Master. You can add images and other objects that you want to show on every slide or handout. Unhappily, you cannot create your own placeholders.
Start with:, issues.ppt from your Class disk
Switch to Masters View
Viewing Slide Masters
PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 use the Navigation pane to show thumbnails of the various Slide and Title masters used in the presentation. Earlier versions don't allow multiple masters, so would be nothing much to show.
View Notes Master
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Last updated: 30 Apr 2012