Creating master slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

The slide master stores information such as logos, styles, and fonts,which the user can set as a default for all slides in the presentation.For instance, a company logo could be set in a certain position on theslide with certain attributes. When placed on the Slide Master, allslides within the presentation—and any new slide inserted in thepresentation—will display the logo in the same position with the sameattributes. Any elements placed onto the slide master will not beeditable when creating the presentation unless the user is familiar withediting master slides or has been given permission to do so. Editingmaster slides for different presentation slide layouts is extremelypopular when companies wish to lock down branding for all stationerywithin a business:

  1. For this example, we will create a new presentation based on theQuotable theme.
  2. Click to select the View tab.
  3. From the Master Views group,select Slide Master.
  4. The slide master view is now displayed on the screen.
  1. Depending on the theme and the slides you have within thepresentation, you will be presented with different slide layouts andmasters, but you should see a slide master and then different layoutmasters beneath that in the SlidePane
  2. Note that you can also create master slides for handouts and notes,as well as many other master slide layout types.
  3. Once you have activated the slide master, the Slide Master ribbon will open up, with a lotof different options for you to use to customize your master slides, ascan be seen in the following screenshot:
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  1. We will insert a picture onto the slide background. Make sure thatthe picture is visible on all masters—if not, copy and paste to thevarious slide masters visible in the SlidePane.
  2. Click on the Insert tab, and thenchoose Pictures.
  3. Locate the picture on your computer and insert it onto the slidemasters, where appropriate. For this example, we willuse SafestSolutionsLogo.png.
  4. Switch back to Slide view to seewhether the master has updated the slides in the presentation—noticethat you are unable to select the picture, and all picture editing willneed to happen in the Slide Masterview.
  5. Click on the View tab and chooseNormal.
  6. Click on the View tab and selectSlide Master to return to masterediting mode.
  7. Adjust the fonts, styles, colors, and effects, and add any text—suchas footers—that you would like to appear on all slides as a master. Wewill update the font for the main titles to the Courgette font.
  8. Click on the Close Master Viewicon at the end of the ribbon to view the changes to thepresentation.
  9. Experiment with the options available on the Slide Master tab to create the perfectpresentation master for your requirements.

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