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Controlling a Slide Layout with Masters

Each slide master includes a standard set of slide layouts. If the standard layouts don’t meet your specific needs, you can modify one to create a new custom slide layout, or insert and create a new custom slide layout from scratch. You can use the Ribbon in Slide Master view to help you create a custom slide layout. In the Master Layout group, you can show and hide available placeholders or insert different types of placeholders, such as Content, Text, Picture, Chart, Table, Diagram, Media, and Clip Art.

Insert a New Slide Layout

  • yellow_01.jpg Click the View tab, and then click the Slide Master button.
  • yellow_02.jpg Select the slide master in the left pane in which you want to associate a new layout.
  • yellow_03.jpg Click the Insert Layout button.

    The new slide layout appears at the end of the current slide layouts for the slide master.

  • yellow_04.jpg Click the Close Master View button on the Ribbon.

Create a New Slide Layout from an Existing One

  • yellow_01.jpg Click the View tab, and then click the Slide Master button.
  • yellow_02.jpg Right-click the slide layout you want to use, and then click Duplicate Layout.

    The duplicate layout appears below the original one.

  • yellow_03.jpg Click the Rename button.
  • yellow_04.jpg Type a new layout name.
  • yellow_05.jpg Click Rename.
  • yellow_06.jpg Click the Close Master View button on the Ribbon.

Insert a Placeholder

  • yellow_01.jpg Click the View tab, and then click the Slide Master button.
  • yellow_02.jpg Select the slide layout to which you want to insert a placeholder.
  • yellow_03.jpg Click the Insert Placeholder button arrow, and then click the placeholder you want to insert.

    TIMESAVER Click the Insert Placeholder button to insert a placeholder used to hold any kind of content.

  • yellow_04.jpg On the slide, drag to create a placeholder the size you want on the slide layout.
  • yellow_05.jpg Click the Close Master View button on the Ribbon.
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