Advanced Presentations – Edit Slide Master
Edit slide master layouts like: font, bulleted list format, background colour and fill effects, placeholder position, placeholder deletion.
In Impress, it is possible to edit a slide master after it has been created. The different layouts in a slide master like font, bulleted list formats, background colors or fill effects and placeholders can be edited at any time.
To edit a slide master layout, first of all click on ‘View’ from the main menu bar, and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Master’ and from the menu which is thus displayed, click on ‘Slide Master’. This unlocks the properties of a slide master so that you can edit it, as has been shown in the figure. The ‘Master View’ toolbar gets displayed and also all the slide masters which have been defined in the presentation are displayed in the Slides Pane.
Now select a slide master from the Slides Pane. After this, click on the portion of the slide master which needs to be modified. This will display the ‘Properties’ menu in the Tasks Pane. Here we can change the fonts, bullet list formats and other formatting details. Also, other changes like the background color of the slides can be made. Most of these changes have already been discussed or will be discussed in the later chapters.
Using all these details, make changes as required to the slide master, and then click on the ‘Close Master View’ icon on the ‘Master View’ toolbar to exit from editing the slide masters. Make sure you save your presentation file before continuing.
Apply a custom slide master to specified slides.
As we have already discussed, a slide master works as a starting point for other slides. So, to apply a custom slide master to specified slides, first of all select the slides from the slides pane to which the slide master needs to be applied to. After this, from the Tasks Pane, right-click on the slide master which needs to be applied to the selected slides and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Apply to Selected Slides’.
The slide master will get applied to the selected slides.