PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies
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When you switch to Slide Master View in PowerPoint 2013, an entirely new tab appears on the Ribbon. This new tab is appropriately called Slide Master.


Here’s a quick overview of each group on this tab and the controls found in them:

  • Edit Master: The controls in this group let you edit the Slide Master. You can use the Insert Slide Master button to create a new Slide Master, or you can use the Insert Layout button to add a new layout to an existing Master. You can also use the Delete and Rename buttons to delete or rename Masters or layouts.

  • Master Layout: The controls in this group let you edit a layout by adding or removing placeholders, the title, and footer elements.

  • Edit Theme: The controls in this group let you apply a theme to a Master or a layout.

  • Background: The controls in this group let you set the background for a Master or a layout.

  • Page Setup: The control in this group lets you change the orientation for a page. (Unfortunately, PowerPoint doesn’t allow you to have Masters with different orientations in a single presentation. When you change the orientation of a Slide Master or a layout, the orientation of all Masters and layouts in the presentation is changed.)

  • Size: The control in this group lets you select Standard, Widescreen, or a custom slide size.

  • Close: This group contains a Close Master View button that returns you to Normal View.

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