Add slides

Add Slides

When you add a slide, you choose among different slide layouts that are based on your presentation’s theme.

Add a slide

Do one of the following:

  • Click Add slides in the toolbar, then select a slide layout.

  • Select a slide in the slide navigator, then press Return or option-click Add slides in the toolbar to create another slide with the same layout.

Change slide layout

If you added a slide to your presentation but want to try a different layout, you can quickly change its layout.

  1. Select the slide in the slide navigator.

  2. Click the Change Master button near the top of the sidebar.

    If you don’t see a sidebar, or the sidebar doesn’t have a Change Master button, click Add slides in the toolbar.

  3. Select a slide layout to apply it.

You can also add a Masters item to the toolbar to quickly change slide layouts. To learn more, see Customize the toolbar.

Change the background color of a slide

  1. Select a slide in the slide navigator.

  2. Click the disclosure triangle next to Background in the sidebar.

    If you don’t see a sidebar, or the sidebar doesn’t have a disclosure triangle next to Background, click Add slides in the toolbar.

  3. Click the pop-up menu, then choose a fill type.

    Tip: Choose Color Fill for a single color.

The slide background fill choices is similar to a shape fill. To learn more about fills, see Change an object’s appearance.

Replace placeholder text

  • Double-click placeholder text and type your own.

Replace a placeholder image

  • Do either of the following:

    • Drag an image from the Finder onto the placeholder image.

    • Click Add slides in the bottom-right corner of placeholder image, then select an image from your iPhoto, Aperture, or Photo Booth library.

Delete a slide

  • Select a slide in the slide navigator, then press Delete.

    Shift-click to select multiple Slides to delete.

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