- On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master.
- Do any of the following:
- To insert a 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.) that uses the default styles in Microsoft PowerPoint, on the Slide Master View toolbar, click Insert New Slide Master .
- To insert a slide master by adding a new design template (design template: A file that contains the styles in a presentation, including the type and size of bullets and fonts; placeholder sizes and positions; background design and fill color schemes; and a slide master and optional title master.), on the Formatting toolbar, click Design , point to the design you want, click the arrow, and select one of the options on the shortcut menu.
- If you want to insert a title master (title master: The slide that stores information from the design template pertaining to styles on title slides, including placeholder sizes and positions, background design, and color schemes.) for an existing slide master, select the slide master thumbnail on the left, and on the Slide Master View toolbar, click Insert New Title Master .
Note When you insert a new master or add a design template, the design appears in the Slide Design task pane under Used in this presentation. The design is then available to apply to any new slides when you are working in normal view.