Backgrounds in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Slide Masters

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Watermarks and logos are often found in the PowerPoint Slide Master. If you don’t know how to work with Slide Masters, here is a quick tutorial.

A bit about Slide Masters

Watermarks and logos are often found in the PowerPoint Slide Master. If you don’t know how to work with Slide Masters, you’ll need to learn about opening and closing them.

  • To open the Slide Master, select VIEW > Slide Master. Make sure you select the Close Master View button when you are done with changes.

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If you want to go further into backgrounds, you need to know a little bit about slide masters. Slide masters are like a skeleton of your PowerPoint.

You can view it at any time. On the HOME menu, go over here to New Slide, and click on that.

And you can see there is a whole bunch of different slides in Theme. They have different elements to them.

And, that is great to use. Anytime you do a new slide, just don't copy or duplicate the previous slide.

You can use a new one here.

Now you can edit those and that is what the master slide can do. I'll show you how to get into that.

So, click up here in the menu and click VIEW.

And, then click Slide Master. Now, everything on the left-hand side is the Slide Master.

You are not working on your presentation anymore, you are just working on slide masters.

Let me make these a little bigger for you.

OK. So, you can change anything here and you can use those slides.

This one at the top, you want to be careful, It's a little extra big. It is extra special.

Anything you put on this slide will appear in all the other slides. Again, you want to be careful with that.

When you are done with slide masters, just click here, Close Master View, and, you are back to your presentation.

We'll show you how to put something in there, like a watermark in our next video.

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