How to Restore Lost Placeholders in PowerPoint 2007 Slide Masters

By Doug Lowe

If you play around with your PowerPoint Slide Masters, you may inadvertently delete a layout placeholder you need in your PowerPoint presentation. Suppose you deleted the footer placeholder from a Master and now you want it for your presentation. No problem!

1Switch to Slide Master View.

Click the Slide Master button in the Presentation Views group on the Ribbon.

2Select the Master with the missing placeholder.

Soon, the missing placeholder will be right back where it started.

3In the Slide Master tab on the Ribbon, click the Master Layout button (in the Master Layout group).

This calls up the Master Layout dialog box.