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Powerpoint 2003 - Slide Master

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  1. franklyorange

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    I'm trying to understand Slide Master, Title Master, and then Design Template a little bit better. What is not clear, is where is the Slide Master that I have created? Where is it saved, and under what name. Can you have more than one? I understand how to view it, but not the above. How does it differ from the Design Template? Also, most importantly, how does changing one, affect the other?

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  2. franklyorange

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    How do you apply the Slide Master to certain slides, instead of all?
     
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    I am about to go teach a class. I will break it down for you after the class if someone else has not already done it for you.
     
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    Select the slides hover over the design template within the taskpane and click on the drop-down arrow beside it. Click on the "Apply to selected slides" option.
     
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    Hi frankly orange. Okay I am going try answer your question as best as possible.

    The slide master is the underlying template of any power point project. It dictates the size default fonts for different elements of each slide, colour of fonts and backgrounds and displays specified text and graphics on each new slide you make in the project.

    The title master is a special slide master which only applies to title slides and allows one to have a different "look" for title slides. In essence though, it is still part of the slide master.

    Slide templates are simply predefined slide masters which have been included in the powerpoint package to help people get started. You can of course create your own templates through "styling" the slide master and saving it as a design template.

    The slide master is saved as part of the power point project and to the best of my knowledge, not separate file exists for this.

    Design templates are simply blank projects where the slide maser has already been styled. These are saved in the Microsoft, template folder.

    Thus changing the slide master will change the slide template. This change will only apply to the current project you are working on, unless you specifically select to save as a design template and save over the original file.

    In order to make use of a title master, it requires that you use the slide layout options and select a title layout. Otherwise by defualt, each time you add a new slide, the slide master design will be applied.

    I hope this has been helpful:)

    I created a simple powerpoint slideshow tutorial. It is intended for beginners, but if you read through the pages about creating master slides and editing master slides it may explain better how this feature actually works.
     
  6. franklyorange

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    I was so with you until you mentioned term "Style Masters" Are these the same as "Slide Masters" And thanks for the tutorial. I will look it over.
     
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    sorry, style master is my mistake. I was talking about the slide master.
     
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    Sorry about not getting back to you. I have been swamped at work. If there is anything you do not understand about what they have stated feel free to let me know and I will try to give you an analogy that might work for you.
     
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