Creating a Slide Master

Learn how to use the PowerPoint 2003 Slide Master feature in this free lesson.

The Title Master

When you create your Slide Master, you can also create a Title Master. This is the second slide that appears in the left pane when you are working on the Slide Master of a presentation using a design template.

This is a special slide for the title slide of your presentation. Remember, the Slide Master is a basic blueprint for all the slides of your presentation, while the Title Master only addresses the elements of your title slide.

To edit the Title Master:

  • Select the text in the Master title style placeholder.
  • Choose Format Background, and choose a background color.
  • Click the down-pointing arrow next to the font in the Formatting toolbar.


  • Choose FormatFont and choose a font, font color, and font style.