Is there a way I could transfer normal slides in powerpoint to master view? As in, I want ALL my slides from a presentation to be slide views.

Explanation: the request was to just make a presentation about how the company presentations should look like, but after seeing it, they would like to make all of the slides avaliable as templates(views, some of them with predifined text and images), and the design of presentation an actual theme.

Is there a simple way of doing it or do I have to manually make the Master & Slide views? Based on my research, the answer is NO, but I would like to confirm that before I waste hours to copy and make the whole master.

Any information or advice is appreciated!


This is done as follows :

  • In the normal slide, type Ctrl+A to select all the items on the slide and copy them using Ctrl+C.
  • Go into Master View and paste the items onto a new Master Slide.
  • Convert the text into placeholder text where you want it to be editable in Normal View.
  • Thanks, that will at least shorten the proces for some time. Was hoping there was a better way, but it'll have to do :) EDIT: It actually doesn't work, when I try to paste nothing happens... Any idea how to solve it? @harrymc – malimilek Nov 15 '18 at 17:00
  • I cant edit the comment again, sorry for duoble posting. That approach works only for single slides, so I will assume theres no faster way to do it for all the slides. Still thanks for the anwer. – malimilek Nov 16 '18 at 8:23
  • This is a nice trick! I was checking other ways but this seems to be the only one that works. – fedorqui Jan 10 '19 at 17:22

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