Understanding PowerPoint Slide Masters and Layouts


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Which of these is a slide layout in PowerPoint?

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1. A box with a dotted outline, used for content placement on a slide is what?

2. Under which tab will you find the Master Slide command?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

PowerPoint is a program used to create digital slide presentations, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how to create master slides and layouts. Some concepts you'll be assessed on include the function of a placeholder and how to find different slide layouts in PowerPoint.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following terms:

  • Master slide
  • New Slide command
  • Placeholder
  • Title slide

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on slide layouts and how to modify them
  • Making connections - use understanding of the different types of slides you can create in PowerPoint
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the importance of a master slide and its applications
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the complexities of a title slide vs. a content slide

Additional Learning

You should also review the accompanying lesson on Master Slides & Layouts in PowerPoint. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to create a new slide with an existing layout
  • Differentiate between slide masters and slide layouts
  • Understand some applications of a master slide, such as adding a company logo to your presentation
  • Understand how using the master slide function can save time
  • Know how placeholders can be re-sized and reformatted