What does the Reset Slide feature do?

Jul 14, 2015

What does the Reset Slide feature (accessed by right-clicking a slide thumbnail) do exactly?  I couldn't find a description of the feature in your support literature.

13 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Fiona,

He did know - and I learned something new. The normal course of our work conversations. :-)

The 'reset slide' has to do with the layouts used. In the section of this article titled "Working with Slides" it is described as:

  • Reset the layout: If you've modified elements of a slide that are inherited from its master layout, you can always revert back to the original layout. Right-click the slide and choose Reset Slide, or go to the Home tab and click Reset.

So for example, if you have a picture placeholder on your slide master layout and you move it on your actual content slide, you can reset it to its original location.

Hope that helps! 

Fiona Macelli

Haha, thanks Ashley (and Ashley's friend)! I thought it had something to do with the master layout but wasn't 100% on what was actually happening. Your explanation makes sense with what I've noticed, which is that changes you make to the master generally update the slides automatically (you don't have to press the Reset Slide button for that), unless you've modified them on the slide itself (which could be the case with placeholders).

Jan Vilbrandt

This function is the same function you may know in PowerPoint.

Ashley described it in her post above.

It is very useful in SL2 or PowerPoint if you have played with various  settings of text-attributes and want to turn back to the original attributes. This is very handy because the main thing about slidemaster and it's layouts is that you give attributes like font-face, font-family only once in the slidemaster and this will be given to it's children (the layouts). Changing the slidemaster or it's children will change the look of the slides.

But: it will not change, if you have manually changed the attributes of text, etc. on a slide!

This "reset slide" function will bring back this function. It is very useful in PowerPoint AND in SL2.



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi John,

I'm not clear on what feature you're referring to? Are you using the "reset from layout" function as described earlier in this thread? That will return you to the original layout, and therefore if you moved elements associated with the tab order those would be reset as well. If you still have the file opened you could use the "undo" button to revert to the previous set up and manually update the layout while keeping tab order elements in line. 

Tamara Tarasova

I love the way Reset Slide works in PowerPoint and this seems to be the same idea. However, it does not work the way it should in my Artucluate 360 version. My master slide has Blue font of a bigger size, however, when I Resent the Slide (through the right click on the slide), things move around on the slide  but the font does not change to the Master one. Any tips? I remember the same problem in SL2 - basically had to change the fonts manually. Thanks! 

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