Adding placeholders to slide masters

You can add a placeholder to a layout to create a custom layout you want.

Types of placeholders that you can add include content, text, table, picture, media, and clip art.


To insert placeholders in layout

  1. Select View > Master Views > Slide Master.
  2. When the slide master view screen is displayed, select a layout you want to add a placeholder in the master tree pane on the left.
  3. On the Slide Master tab, click the drop-down arrow () of the Insert Placeholder icon.
  4. Select Picture in the drop-down menu.
  5. In the edit window, place the mouse pointer (+) at the start point of the placeholder, press and hold the left mouse button and drag and drop to the location you want.

  6. When eight control points appear on the outline of the picture placeholder, use the mouse to drag the control points to resize the placeholder.

To insert object by using placeholder on slide

  1. Select a slide and apply “Title and Content” in the Content Layout group of the Layout task pane.
  2. Place the mouse pointer over the icon in the content placeholder to display balloon tips.
  3. Click on the icon and select Table in the drop-down menu.
  4. In the Create Table dialog box, specify Rows > 5Columns > 5 and click Create.
  5. A table with 5 rows and 5 columns is inserted according to the width of the content placeholder.


Placeholder types by master

Slide master includes a title, body, and footer (date/time, footer, slide number) placeholders by default.

Handout master includes a header, footer (date/time, footer, page number) placeholders by default, and notes includes slide area, body, header, and footer (date/time, footer, page number).

You can delete or restore the default configuration placeholders in the master.

In addition to the title, body, and footer placeholders, layouts can include placeholders such as subtitle, content, table, picture, media, and clip art, so you can also create placeholders to create a new layout.

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