Setting up a Slide Master from scratch.

Jan 07, 2016

I can't seem to find an answer to this one on any of the forums or in the tutorials, so I'll throw it out here.

I am setting up a custom slide layout for a template, but I'm not getting the results that I desire.

When I set up a new layout, I format the text the way I would like it to appear when I select this slide layout, but the text in the place holders are over-written when I actually use the slide layout.

It sort of defeats the point of using a slide master layout. So I hope that I'm using it incorrectly.

I have attached two images below. 

Image 1 - Slide Master

Image 2 - Slide Master in Use

My goal is to create a set of layouts for a standardized set of courses so that I can just pull in the layout I need, and slap in the appropriate text into the layouts.

4 Replies
Steve Wooten

I read through the other links, and I had hoped that it was something that I was doing wrong. 

I set the master slides and the layouts up to save time, but it looks like I still have to do a lot of the formatting every time that I use them. I had hoped to get a good working set of layouts so that it would be easier for multiple developers to create the same look and feel. 


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