Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step

Chapter 3: Create and manage slides

Add and remove slides The appearance and structure of slides is defined by the slide layouts associated with the slide master that is part of the design template. Slide layouts define the ele- ments on specific types of slides, such as:

■ ■ Slide backgrounds and incorporated graphics.

■ ■ Text box locations, sizes, and formats.

■ ■ Default paragraph and character formats for each text box location.

Standard headers or footers.

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TIP  Text boxes can contain static content that can’t be changed by the presentation author (for example, a company logo), or they can serve as placeholders that define the default formatting of content entered within the text box. A slide master could have only one slide layout, but most have unique slide layouts for slides that display the presentation title, section titles, and various combinations of slide titles and content, and a blank slide with only the background. Each slide layout is named; the name suggests the primary application of the slide layout, but you aren’t limited to that suggestion; you can enter any type of content in any slide layout and modify the layout of any slide. The slide layouts that are available in a presenta- tion are displayed on the New Slide menu.

SEE ALSO  For information about working with slide masters and slide layouts, see “Customize slide masters and layouts” in Chapter 12, “Create custom presentation elements.”


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