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PowerPoint formatting: how to change the entire presentation at once | Productivity

PowerPoint offers a feature that allows you to change the formatting of all slides in a presentation at once. The feature, available in the Windows and macOS version, is ideal for users who want to redo the look of a work or quickly change a presentation template found on the Internet. The change is possible using the possibilities offered by the Slide Master feature that controls all the frames of a presentation.

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The tip can be performed in different versions of Microsoft Office. In addition, the feature is also available in the web version of the application.

PowerPoint: tips for better use of the program

PowerPoint: tips for better use of the program

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Step 1. Open the presentation and click on the "View" tab. Then, select the option "Slide Master";

When to select the Slide Master of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhen to select the Slide Master of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

When to select the Slide Master of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Remember to keep selected the first slide that appears in the list located on the left side of the screen. This is the Slide Master and, when it is selected, all changes are applied to the other frames;

When selecting the first slide of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhen selecting the first slide of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

When selecting the first slide of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. You will be able to change any formatting option and see that all slides will be modified. However, a quick way to change everything is in the theme options. Each theme has its own set of fonts, colors and effects. Click on "Themes";

When accessing theme options to change a PowerPoint presentation Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen accessing theme options to change a PowerPoint presentation Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When accessing theme options to change a PowerPoint presentation Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Select one of the themes to change your entire presentation with just one action. Next, we'll see how to change specific points on the slides;

Theme options that can be added to all slides of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaTheme options that can be added to all slides of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Theme options that can be added to all slides of a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 5. To start, click on the "Colors" option. Remember to keep the Slide Master selected throughout the process;

Action to change colors in a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaAction to change colors in a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to change colors in a Powerpoint presentation Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 6. Click on "Fonts" and choose the color pattern you want to use on the slides. You can do the same with background styles and even use the insert tab to add elements to all slides at once. To do this, simply keep the Slide Master activated.

Action to change fonts in a Powerpoint slide show Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaAction to change fonts in a Powerpoint slide show Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to change fonts in a Powerpoint slide show Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Use the tip to make complete edits to your slides quickly with the help of the Slide Master.