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Custom theme with particular (text) content on every (master) slide

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I don't want to create a theme for every single presentation I prepare. I want to open my custom theme and start adding contents to my slides. However, there is some content that should show up on every single slide. E.g., my name and a reference to the particular occasion should be present on every slide.


Here is how I think this should work: I have to create a text box with that content on the master slide(s). Obviously, it would be rather unnerving to edit every single master slide. Naturally, I just want to define some content that will show up on all my master slides.


Unfortunately, I could not find out how to achieve this. Any help is welcome.

Keynote '09 5.0, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,575 points)

    view > show master slides

    right click on any master > new master slide

    add your design elements to be shown on every slide



    you can thene add placeholders for text and graphics if prefered here

    inspector > slide inspector > appearance





    master slide.png







    you can now save this as a theme so it can be used on future projects


    read the Keynote user manual chapter  > designing master slides and themes to see how this is done


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