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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

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Chapter 3. Working with Slide Layouts

A PowerPoint presentation file contains several components that provide its structure and look; we discussed this in Chapter 2, but now we’ll go into a bit more depth. The overall structure is provided by the presentation’s template. Templates are starter documents that can have one or more slide masters, which in turn contain all of the slide layouts. Slide layouts are blueprints for each of the different kinds of slides in your presentation, such as Title Slide, Title and Content, and the like. Slide layouts define slide attributes such as the position of the title and content placeholders and the slide background.

The look of your presentation is dependent on the theme, which specifies colors, fonts, effects, ...

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