Use the Property Inspector (Windows > Properties) of the slides to edit them.

Change background color of slides

By default, the slides use the background color that is set in the corresponding master slides.

  1. Select the slide (s) in the Filmstrip. To select multiple slides, hold down the Ctrl or the Shift key while selecting the slides.

  2. In the Property inspector, clear the Use Master Slide Background check box.

    Now, the background set in the project preferences is used as default.

  3. To use a background other than the one set in the project preferences, clear the Project Background check box and click the Stage color palette.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Select a color for the background.

    • Click to apply a gradient fill. For more information on gradients, see Apply gradient fills.

    • Click to apply a pattern or an image as the background fill. For more information on using pattern fills, see Apply texture fills.

Using images in the background

By default, the slides use the background that is set in the corresponding master slides.

  1. Select the slide (s) in the Filmstrip. To select multiple slides, hold down the Ctrl or the Shift key while selecting the slides.

  2. In the Property inspector, clear the Use Master Slide Background check box.

  3. Click the browse icon below the Background area.

    • If the library does not contain any image, you will be prompted to browse for the image. Navigate to the location of the image, select it, and click Open.

    • If the library already contains images, you will be prompted to choose an image from the library. Select an image and click OK. To use an image that does not exist in the library, click Import in the Select Image from Library dialog box.

Editing background images

Click the edit icon in the General section of the slide’s Property Inspector. Edit the required attributes of the image in the Resize/Crop Image dialog box.

Add plain text to a slide

As you edit a project, you may want to add some text to the slide but not have the text appear as a text caption over the slide. There is an easy trick you can use to add plain text to a slide: simply add the text as a transparent text caption.

  1. Open the slide on which you want to insert the text caption.

  2. Select Insert > Standard Objects > Text Caption.

  3. In the Property Inspector, select Transparent as the Caption Type in the General area.

Note:

If you create a transparent caption, avoid underlining text. Underlined text might affect the quality of the text.

Edit text recorded on a slide

When you record text being typed, a new slide is created for every line break. Each line of typed text is treated as a single object and appears as a separate layer on the Timeline. You can replace text recorded on a slide with new text along with typing effects. For example, if you have recorded text being typed in an editing program and you want to change the recorded text on the slide later, you can use this option.

Before you record text being typed, ensure that the option to record keystrokes has been enabled. For more information, see Set global recording preferences.

  1. In an open project, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the Typing layer in the Timeline, and select Replace With Text Animation.

  2. In the General area of the Property Inspector, select one of the options in the Effect menu.

  3. Click Properties, type the replacement text on the slide, and then click OK.

    The text on the slide is replaced with the entered text. In the Timeline, the typing text object is replaced with the text animation object, and the overwritten text appears on the object in the Timeline.

Label slides

It is easier to identify and keep track of slides using their label instead of their slide number. The label of the slide appears under the slide.

To label a slide, open the slide and enter a name for it in the Label text box of the Property Inspector.

Move to a specific slide

To jump to a specific slide, type the number of the slide in the Application Bar at the top of the Workspace.

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