Create or change slide layouts
PowerPoint includes standard slide layouts with each theme. Slide layouts define how content appears on the slides that you add to your presentation. The placeholders on slide layouts inherit formatting, and sometimes size and position, from the slide master. When you add a new slide to a presentation in normal view, you can choose from a variety of slide layouts. However, if you find yourself always changing a certain slide layout in a specific way, you may want to modify the existing slide layout in slide master view. For example, you might want to edit the layout of the Title slide in slide master view, and then in normal view, add a Title slide (with the layout changes you made in the slide master) to your presentation.
Edit the Title slide layout in slide master view
Add a new Title slide in normal view
Or, if you are creating a template, you can create your own slide layouts.
|Tip It's a good idea to make any modifications to your slide master and slide layouts before you begin adding slides to create your presentation. If you modify your slide master and its slide layouts after you build individual slides, some of the items on the slides may not conform to the slide master design.|
Do any of the following:
Add a new slide layout to the slide master
Duplicate a slide layout in the slide master
Delete a slide layout from the slide master
Rename a slide layout in a slide master