A slide master is a slide
that is used as the starting point for other slides. It is similar to a page
style in Writer: it controls the basic formatting of all slides based on it. A
slide show can have more than one slide master.
A slide master has a
defined set of characteristics, including the background color, graphic, or
gradient; objects (such as logos, decorative lines and other graphics) in the
background; headers and footers; placement and size of text frames; and the
formatting of text.
All of the
characteristics of slide masters are controlled by styles. The styles of any
new slide you create are inherited from the slide master from which it was
created. In other words, the styles of the slide master are available and
applied to all slides created from that slide master. Changing a style in a
slide master result in changes to all the slides based on that slide master; it
is, however, possible to modify each individual slide without affecting the
The pre-packaged presentation styles can be modified, but new presentation styles cannot be created. Figure 8.39 Shows the Slide Master.
View Master Slide Master
It is possible to view the Master
slides in two styles:
· Notes Master
A New Master slide can be created either by using the Master
View dialog box or by right clicking slides in the Slides pane. (Figure 8.41)
The renaming of the Master Slide is also done
by the same procedure.
Master Slide will be closed by using the Close Master View in
the Master View dialog box .