The Slide Master tab provides frequently used functions as icons in the master view stated, such as view master, edit master, master layout, theme, background, and page setup.
|Insert Slide Master||Add a new slide master under the current master. A new slide master is added with the default theme applied.|
|Insert Layout||Insert a custom layout under the currently selected layout. Click the drop-down button ( ) to expand 25 different layout image collection.|
|Delete||Delete the selected slide master or layout.
You can not delete a master if there is only one master in the presentation. Also, you can not delete a master or layout if you have a master or a slide that uses layout.
|Rename||Change the name of the selected slide master or layout.|
|Preserve Master||Set to preserve slide master.
If you have set to preserve masters, the master will not be lost even if there are no more slides that use that master, by clearing the slides that use that master or by following a different master.
Activated only when slide master is selected.
|Clean Master||Clean up unused masters.
If you clean up unnecessary masters, the total file size will be reduced and the speed of importing/exporting from Show will be faster. To clean up masters automatically when saving, set File > Options > File > Save > Clean unused slide masters when saving files.
|Master Layout||Show the Slide Master Layout dialog box to restore basic components such as title, body, date, slide number, and footer text in a slide master if they are deleted.
This icon is activated only when slide master is selected.
|Insert Placeholder||The mouse pointer changes to a crosshair (+) so that you can draw a placeholder. Click the drop-down button () to select the type of a placeholder.
This icon is activated only when a layout is selected.
|Title||Delete or restore the title placeholder in the layout.
This options is activated only when layout is selected.
|Footers||Delete or restore a footer placeholder which has the date, footer text, and slide number.
This options is activated only when a layout is selected.
|Themes||Provide the theme image collection that incorporates background styles, theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects. Change themes from the theme image collection categorized as Current Presentation and Basic group. If you have a custom theme, the Custom group appears.
|Theme Colors||Check the theme color currently applied to the slide or change it to another in the theme color list.
|Theme Fonts||Check the theme font currently applied to the slide or change it to another in the theme font list.
|Theme Effects||Check the theme effect currently applied to the slide master or change it to another theme effect.|
|Background Style||Provide a background style image collection and a menu with variations of the theme color, brightness, saturation, and color transparency of the theme currently applied to the slide master.
|Slide Size||Resize the current slide.
|Close||Close the slide master screen.|