I would like to create a common header/title for all the slides in my presentation so that if i decide to make a change at a later point to the title/hearder of the slider i do not need to go to each slide and make it but will make it at one place and will be reflected in all of them. I have looked at the Insert-> Header/Footer and also the slide master but it does not appear when i bring up the slidshow mode. Please let me know if oyu have any suggestions. Thanks N
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Headers/Footers are fairly badly broken in PPT 2007 and beyond. There are ways of getting them to work but honestly, it's far simpler to do what you want this way:
Go to Slide Master view.
To the topmost master, add the header text you want to use. Normally it'll appear on each of the layouts indented below the master, but in some cases, might not. In that case, copy/paste it to each of the layouts where it's missing, but desired.
If there are multiple masters in your presentation, you might need to copy/paste the text there too.
The only hitch here is that content on individual slides can cover the text from the master. In that case you'd need to decide. If it's ok, then no worries. If not, either adjust the position/size of the content on the slide or copy/paste the text on top of the slide from the master.
You can add a header and footer to one or more slides in your presentation. You have to just follow some steps. Add a footer to all slides:
To add both header & footer to a handout or notes page, please follow the steps as below:
Hope this helps you....