Slide masters allow you to make changes to the theme. In this video, learn how to change every slide at once to a new design.
- [Instructor] Each layout and theme is predefined with a certain look, feel, color, even font properties. You can manually override those every time with every slide. But sometimes it's easier just to change it all at once. And that way, when you insert a new slide with the layout, it's always going to look the way you want it to look. You can do that by changing what's called the slide master. And that's the master look of that particular slide for that theme. To get into the slide master, change to the view ribbon tab and click slide master. I'm going to scroll all the way to the top. And this very top one is the root slide that's used in all the layouts. Underneath this is every single other layout for this theme. So let's start by making a change that will carry across every slide. I'm going to change the font because it's tiresome to have to change the font every time I put a new layout into my presentation. In PowerPoint, you can either click and drag to highlight a particular block of text, you can click and drag to highlight everything, or you can just click once to select the entire text box. And it's going to change the font properties inside the entire box. So with this box selected, I'll change to the home ribbon tab. Here at the top of the screen, I can see the font properties, I'll click the down arrow and change to a new font. If I hover my mouse over it, I'll get a preview of how it's going to look. So I can hover my mouse over all of these and see what it looks like when I change it. I'll click this top text box and do the same thing. I can change any other property. For example, I can make it bold, I can change the color. I can make the font smaller or larger. It's important to note that it's going to change across every slide. Though I can still manually override it on a slide by slide basis. But now that I've changed it here, notice that it's changed in every single sub slide. That is all the other layouts. If I hover my mouse over each layout, it's going to tell me the title of it and what slides in my presentation are currently using that layout. For example, here's a title slide layout that's used by no slides. Here's a title and content layout also used by no slides. This one is a two-content layout and it's used by slide number two. So with this slide selected, I can change anything I want to in here, I can delete a text box or a content layout placeholder, or I can add one. I can change the font properties. And in the slide master ribbon tab, I can click insert placeholder and put in a new content placeholder. Let's add an image. I want my logo to appear on the top right-hand side. I probably won't keep this for the rest of the presentation but I want to show you that you can do this. I'll change to the insert ribbon tab. I'll click pictures, insert a picture from this device. And find the logo that I want to include. I'll choose this one and click insert. It dumps it right into the middle of the slide it's selected. So I'll drag it with my mouse to move it to the top right hand side of the slide. Now I've just changed the content layout slide. Throughout all of this, I've been going back and forth to different ribbon tabs to do different things like changing the font. So to get out of slide master and get back to editing your presentation, you'll need to click on the slide master ribbon tab and then click close Master View all the way on the right-hand side. Let's take a look at our presentation. The font has changed and here's my content layout slide. It's also changed. Here's the logo. But here's the real beauty of changing slide masters. I'm going to insert a new slide. I'll click new slide and I'll put in another two content layout slide. I can already see my new logos here in the top corner of the preview. And when I add a new slide with that layout, my logo is already in place. I don't have to insert it every time. So while using slide masters can look a little overwhelming at first. Once you get the hang of it, they can really make creating slides a much faster process for your presentation.