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Modifying Placeholders

Each PowerPoint master comes with a different set of standard placeholders. The slide master comes with Title and Footer placeholder, while the handouts master comes with Header, Footer, Date, and Page Number placeholders. If a master doesn’t contain the information you need, you can modify it by showing or hiding placeholders. After you display the placeholders you want, you can insert content—such as header or footer text—and format it like any other text box with the look you want. For example, you can format placeholder text using WordArt styles and Font and Paragraphs tools on the Home tab.

Show or Hide a Placeholder

  • yellow_1.jpg Click the View tab, and then click the master view (Slide Master, Handout Master, or Notes Master) button with the master you want to change.
  • yellow_2.jpg If you’re in Slide Master view, select the slide master or slide layout you want to change.
  • yellow_3.jpg Select or clear the check box for the placeholder you want to show or hide.

    • Slide Master. Select or clear the Title or Footers check boxes.
    • Handout Master. Select or clear the Header, Footer, Date, or Page Number check boxes.
    • Notes Master. Select or clear the Header, Slide Image, Footer, Date, Body, or Page Number check boxes.
  • yellow_4.jpg Click the Close Master View button on the Ribbon.

Modify and Format Placeholders

  • yellow_1.jpg Click the View tab, and then click the master view (Slide Master, Handout Master, or Notes Master) button with the master you want to change.
  • yellow_2.jpg If you’re in Slide Master view, select the slide master or slide layout you want to change.
  • yellow_3.jpg Select the placeholder you want to change.
  • yellow_4.jpg To add information to a place-holder, such as a header or footer, click the text box to insert the I-beam, and then type the text you want.
  • yellow_5.jpg To format the placeholder, click the Home and Format (under Drawing Tools) tabs, and then use the formatting tools on the Ribbon.

    • Use the WordArt Styles to apply Quick Styles from the Style gallery.
    • Use tools in the Font and Paragraph groups to modify the placeholder.
  • yellow_6.jpg To delete the placeholder, press the Delete key.
  • yellow_7.jpg Click the Close Master View button on the Ribbon.
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