Layers On Slide Master

May 16, 2012

I have added a number of layers, with images etc on my Blank Slide Master that i would like to repeat through my presentation.

When i insert a new slide with the specified layout they layers do not appear.

Am I doing anything wrong?

8 Replies
Simon Perkins

The layout you've modified (by adding Summary and Video layers) is the Blank one?  And this is used by slide 2 only?  If so, when do you want those two layers to appear?  

You need to tell the layout how to use the layers - just like in a normal slide.  They won't appear in Slide View as such, i.e. you won't be able to work with them from there.  But they will appear in the output provided they're invoked.

I've called the video layer in the layout (so the TV screen appears in Introduction).  Is this what you're trying to do?  I'm not sure ...  Do you need both layers on the same layout?  How about 2 different layouts?

Mark Vause

What I want to be able to do is to create a new slides that automatically have the Summary and Video layers that I will call with triggers from the slide as I develop it

At the momement i have to copy an exiting slide with thse layers.

If I undertsand corerctly then these layers on the layout can't be edited etc (I would like to add slide specific summaries/videos) in slide view so maybe I need to stick to the copy/paste solution.

Mike Cerantola

Ever find a solution for this? I'm creating a custom player with a Transcript layer on every page.

I wanted to stick the main assets of the Transcript window in the Slide Master, and only have to copy paste a scroll window + text box from page to page, instead of the entire layout (to minimize editing the layout in EVERY PAGE as opposed to 1 Master section.

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