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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


logic: of presentations

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8: Slide Masters

logic: a place to govern your whole presentation

Acording to PowerPoint 2010's Help: "A slide master is the top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positioning."

How cool is that?

So when you work in Slide Mater view, you control the look and positioning of your whole presentation. So it makes sense to first build your set of slide masters before you continue to do much of the design work.

Echo Swinford has a series of tutorials, so I wont replicate that kind of work. But let's have a quick look at how important masters are:

powerpoint placeholder with image at center

The image above is added to a placeholder and the slide master sets its' centered on the slide.

powerpoint layout changed to two content

The above image selects a "Two content" layout.

powerpoint placeholder with image at left and new placeholder at right

The image (at left) was automatically moved form its center position to the left, and a new placeholder added for more content. So powerful!





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