Match placeholders to textboxes

I want to import a PowerPoint document and have a layout applied to it. For this I created a Slide Master with placeholders for every element needet. Now when I apply the layout to my slides, most of the placeholders get just added to the slides without affecting the textboxes of the slides. I also named the text elements the same way the placeholders are named, but that doesn't make any differece.

Whats happening in detail:
- The title text box gets placed at the title placeholder but does not apply the placeholders format
- The side text does not get placed at any placeholder
- The bottom text does not get placed at any placeholder
- The first image gets placed at the first image placeholder
- The second image does not get placed at the second image placeholder

How can the slide elements and the placeholders get connected?

Many thanks in advance :)


6 Replies
Vincent Scoma

Hey Raban,

Thank you for reaching out! I am sorry that you are hitting a snag here! 

There are a couple of ways to apply the Master Slide layout to a slide, so I am curious about how they are being applied. With your permission, could you share a screenshot or a screen recording of what is taking place? This would help out greatly! 

Raban Weibel

Hi Vincent

Thanks for the replay. I apply the layout by rightclicking the slide in "slide view" and select "apply layout". The same happens when I apply the layout by selecting "Apply Layout" on the top (HOME) in Story View.

I attached 3 screenshots
- slide with 4 text elements without layout
- slide master view: how the layout should look like
- slide with applied layout

and the storyfile as an example.

I realy hope there is a solution because i want to import a lot of slides like this and positioning and formatting every single textfield of every single slide manually would meen days of work to me :-(


Leslie McKerchie

Thank you for the additional details, Raban.

I've opened a support case on your behalf so that you can work directly with one of our support engineers and they can dig in a bit to understand what's going on here.

The information and files you've shared here have been passed on as well.

You should be hearing from someone soon.