Customizing an Individual Slide’s Layout
You can easily add a preformatted title box, body text box, object placeholder, or slide
number to individual slides, without changing the slide’s master.
To change a slide’s layout:
Select the slide whose layout you want to change.
Choose View > Show Inspector, and then click the Slide inspector button.
Choose a background
color or image.
Choose a slide layout
from among the
Drag an image here
from the Media Browser
or the Finder.
To add a title box or other elements to the slide, use the checkboxes below the master
slide thumbnail image.
To apply a background, choose a background type from the Background
Color Fill: Makes the background a single, solid color. Click the color well and choose a
color in the Colors window.
Gradient Fill: Colors the background with a color gradient. Click each color well and
choose colors in the Colors window.
Image Fill: Uses your own image as a background. Click Choose and select an image.
Tinted Image Fill: Uses your own image with a semiopaque color tint over it. Click
Choose and select an image.
If you chose Image Fill or Tinted Image Fill, choose a scaling option from the pop-up
menu. See “Filling an Object with an Image” on page 102 for more information.
You can also modify a slide’s master slide, or even create a new one. See “Designing
Master Slides and Themes” on page 230 for more information.