Apply multiple slide designs (themes) to one presentation

Each presentation that you create regularly opens with a single slide master (slide master: The main slide that stores information about the theme and layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positions.). When you want more than one slide design (theme: special combinations of color, fonts, and effects) in one presentation, just add more slide masters, and then apply a theme to each one.

Two slide masters in one presentation

The layouts above represent multiple slide masters where we have applied a theme to each.

Do the following to apply a theme to the first slide master and associated set of layouts:

  1. On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master.
  2. Click Insert Slide Master.

Insert another Slide Master

  1. On the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Theme group, click Themes.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To apply a built-in theme, under Office, click the theme that you want.
    • To apply a themed document stored in a different location, click Browse for Themes, locate and select the theme that you want, and then click Open.

 Note    http://office.com has hundreds of free themes to choose from.

Do the following to apply a theme to additional slide masters and associated layouts:

  1. In Slide Master view, in the thumbnail pane, scroll down to the last layout thumbnail in the first set.
  2. To select the second slide master in the pane, click just below the last slide layout in the first set.
  3. On the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Theme group, click Themes.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Under Office, click the theme that you want.
    • To apply a newly-created theme or an existing theme that you modified and saved, under Custom, click the theme that you want.

       Note   Custom is available in the Themes gallery only if you created one or more custom themes.

    • To apply a themed document stored in a different location, click Browse for Themes, and then locate and select the theme you want.
 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2013