PowerPoint 2013

Every PowerPoint presentation contains a slide master with related slide layouts and a theme. You can make changes to the slide master and to the related layouts to make them work with the text and other objects that you want to put on your slides.

  1. On the View tab, click Slide Master. In Slide Master View, the slide master appears at the top of the thumbnail pane with related layouts beneath it.

  2. Click to select the master slide, and then click Master Layout on the Slide Master tab.

  3. To show or hide the title, text, date, slide numbers, or footer placeholders on the slide master, check the boxes to show, or clear the boxes to hide the placeholders.

  4. To change the background style, click Background Styles, and then choose a background style.

  5. On the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View.

What is a slide master?

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