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Format, position, and resize placeholders
(placeholders: Boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are part of most slide layouts. These boxes hold title and body text or objects such as charts, tables, and pictures.)
you want to change by doing one of the following:
To change a placeholder on a slide, click the placeholder.
To change a placeholder throughout a presentation, on the
menu, point to
, click either the
, and then click the placeholder you want to change.
Make the changes you want by doing any of the following:
To resize the placeholder, point to a
(sizing handle: One of the small circles or squares that appears at the corners and sides of a selected object. You drag these handles to change the size of the object.)
, and when the pointer becomes a two-headed arrow, drag the handle.
To reposition the placeholder, point to it, and when the pointer becomes a four-headed arrow, drag the placeholder to a new position.
To add or change a fill color or border, on the
, click the
Colors and Lines
tab, and select options under
To change the font, on the
, and select options in the
If you delete a placeholder on the
(master: A slide view or page on which you define formatting for all slides or pages in your presentation. Each presentation has a master for each key component: slides, title slides, speaker's notes, and audience handouts.)
and you want to reinsert it, do the following in master view: On the
menu, click either
Notes Master Layout
Handout Master Layout
. Then, under
, select the check box for the deleted placeholder.
Changes you make to the handout master will also appear when you print your presentation in outline view.