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How to Use Slide Master in Presentation 2013

The slide master view stores the information about design templates. This information includes font style, sizes and positions of placeholders, background design, and color schemes. Every slide includes at least one slide master. The main advantage of using the slide master view is able to view all the modifications made to each and every slide. Therefore, when new slides are added, the same information can be taken from existing slides and placed on the new slides instead of inputting the information all over again. The slide master view is well suited for large presentations that require every slide to be uniform. To use the slide master view, click Slide Master slide master presentation 2013 in the View tab. The slide master view is shown below:

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Figure 1 Slide Master View

In the View tab, click the Slide Master icon to open the Slide Master tab where you can edit the slide master.

Add Slide Master

In the Slide Master tab, click New Slide Master to add a new slide master.

Insert New Title Master

Title master is an element of the design template, which stores information about title styles of slides. This information includes sizes or positions of placeholders, backdrop design, and color schemes.

To create a new presentation in the design template by default, click New Slide Master in the Slide Master tab to insert a new slide master. If you cannot find the New Slide Master icon, then click New Title Masterslide master presentation 2013 in the Slide Master tab to insert a master.

If the New Title Master button is gray, that means your presentation already has a slide master. Generally speaking, when applying design templates, a slide master will be inserted in the presentation. Besides, most of the design templates contain a title master.

A slide master and a title master compose the slide-title master pair. They can show together in the master view. However, one slide master cannot exist with more than one title master.

Tips: It is preferable to create a slide master before you edit the slides. If you have inserted a slide master, then all slides in the presentation will be applied the associated slide master and layout. Therefore, if you want to modify the slides, be sure to operate on the slide master.

If the slide master is created after editing the slides, some items on slides may not correspond with the slide master. You can use background and text formatting features in slides to cover some custom content on slide master, but the other content can be modified only in the Slide Master View.

Delete a Slide Master

To delete a slide master, follow the steps below:

Step 1 Select the slide master you want to delete.

Step 2 Click Delete Master slide master presentation 2013 in the Slide Master tab.

Tips: If you delete the slide master, the corresponding title master will be deleted as well.

Preserve Master

Sometimes, if you delete all of the slides within a certain master, or apply a design template to them, the slide master will be deleted in Kingsoft Presentation. To preserve a master in these cases, please do the following:

Step 1 Select the slide master you want to preserve in the Slide Master View.

Step 2 Click Preserve Master in the Slide Master tab.

Step 3 If you don't want to preserve the slide master, just click Preserve Master again.

Tips: Though you have preserved the master, you can delete it manually.

In the slide-title master pair, if you preserve one master, the other will also be preserved.

When you insert, copy, paste, and drag the slide master, or insert design templates in the Master View, slide masters will be preserved by default.

Rename Master

To rename the master, click Rename Masterslide master presentation 2013 in the Slide Master tab. In the Rename Master dialogue box, enter the new name in the Master Name enter box and click Rename. See below:

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Figure 2 The Rename Master dialogue box

Master Layout

In the Slide Master tab, click Master Layout slide master presentation 2013. In the Master Layout dialogue box, you can adjust the layout of the master.

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Figure 3 The Master Layout dialogue box

Close Master View

To close the master view, click Close slide master presentation 2013 in the Slide Master tab.