Copy and paste a slide master from one presentation to another

If you like a slide master (and its related slide layouts) and it resides in one presentation, you can copy the slide master and all the layouts will follow when you paste it into your presentation.

  1. Open both the presentation that contains the slide master that you want to copy and the presentation that you will paste the slide master to.

  2. In the presentation that contains the slide master that you want to copy, on the View tab, click Slide Master.

  3. In the slide thumbnail pane, right-click the slide master, and then click Copy.

Slide Master with layouts in Slide Master view

Notes   

  • In the thumbnail pane, the slide master represents the larger slide image, and the related layouts are smaller, positioned beneath it (shown above).

  • Many presentations contain more than one slide master, so you may have to scroll to find the one that you want.

  1. On the View tab, click Switch Windows, and then select the presentation that you want to paste the slide master to.

  2. On the View tab, click Slide Master.

  3. In the thumbnail pane, right-click the slide master, and then do one of the following;

    • To take on the theme colors, fonts, and effects of the destination presentation that you are pasting to, click Use destination formatting.

    • To maintain the theme colors, fonts, and effects of the presentation that you are copying from, click Keep source formatting.

  4. On the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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