Identify Slide Master Layout

Is there an easy way to identify which slides are using which layout from the Slide Master? At times I will end up with a couple Master Layouts, and cannot identify which slides use Master Layout. So I have to go slide-by-slide and click on "Apply Layout" to see which layout that specific slide is using. This is especially burdensome when I accidentally have assigned 1 slide to a master I am wanting to delete. 

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Jeff Miller

Chester, that's one idea, but not quite what I was looking for. I'm not seeing the benefit of having an "icon" on the slide versus looking at the "Apply Layout". Both would require me to look at each slide individually, unless I misunderstand what you are saying.

I don't think I asked my question very well. Is there a single-shop-stop way to determine that Layout X is used on Slide 1-2, 1-4, and 2-2, while Layout Y is used on 1-1, 1-3, and 2-1, WITHOUT going and looking at each individual slide.

Chester Arvin Morales

Yeah, I think we can only see how many slides are using a certain layout but we can't identify which slide is using which layout.

Drawing something on a layout makes it easier for me to identify which slide is using it. I would be able to see it at Story View, even without opening Apply Layout.

Jeff Miller

Lauren, I am a aware that I can look at the Slide Masters to see how many slides are using a particular layout. That isn't my question. My question is, other than looking at each individual slide in the presentation, is there a way to determine which slide is using which layout? Chester has 1 solution, which would work in the Story view, and I can look at each slide in the slide view and opening the "change layout" dropdown. But where, if any, can I do this in 1 step?