How to Apply Slide Master to PowerPoint

Learn how to how to apply a slide master to an existing PowerPoint presentation. –PC Pitstop

How to Apply Slide Master to PowerPoint

By Ellen Finkelstein

I recently received this question.

I have a power point presentation (created in 2007 and recently moved into 2010) that I want to change the master slide with a new one my designer gave me. It was given to me as a regular slide and I want to make it a master slide so all the slides will change using this new background.

What do you receive from a designer?

The basic question is how to apply a slide master to an existing presentation.

When you receive a “regular slide” from a designer, you need to figure out where the design is.

If the design is actually on the slide itself, you need to make some changes — and your designer doesn’t know very much about PowerPoint. That’s because in order for you to easily apply the design to other presentations, the design should be on the slide master.

It’s easy to check. Follow these steps:

Choose View tab, Slide Master.
In the left-hand pane, scroll up to the first, larger thumbnail.
If the design is on the Slide Master, you’re in good shape. If not, you need to find some way to transfer the design from the slide itself to the slide master. Often all you need to do is to select all of the objects on the slide, cut to the Clipboard, and paste on the first, larger thumbnail (the “Master”) in Slide Master view. Then save the presentation.

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This post is excerpted with the permission of PowerPoint Tips.

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