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Copying a Slide to a Master Slide

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cheridan Calculating status...
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00 AM

I'm working in a slide that I want to reuse as a Master Slide. The only way I was able to do that is to make a new master and recreate every element on my slide. It even didn't allow me to copy&paste stuff from the slide to the master.

 

What I am looking is to paste the style in a slide to the master slide

 

Is this possible?

 

If so, how?

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to cheridan)

    your description of how you create a master is confusing, this is the correct workflow:

     

    view > show master slides

     

    click on any master slide

     

    slide > new master slide

     

    give it a name

     

    add the elements to your master slide

     

    save the presentation and the new master slide will be available when you click on masters button in toolbar

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:00 PM (in response to cheridan)

    If you are unable to paste elements into the master,   you havnt selected the new master correctly.

     

     

    in your ordinary slide, click in the slide canvas ( the large editing area). 

    use command A to select all, then command C to copy

     

    select the new master in the master slide navigator pane, then click in the master slide canvas window, ( large editing window)   then command V to copy

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to cheridan)

    not ctrl

     

     

    but the command  key

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to cheridan)

    Try showing master slides ( view > show master slides) and right click on one, if an option popup doesnt show,  you will need to reset keynote:

     

     

    dup master.png

     

     

     

    software maintenance:

     

    1. delete keynote from applications folder
    2. delete Keynote preference file (com.apple.iwork.Keynote) located: users > home > library > preferences
    3. shut down the Mac
    4. start the Mac again and press the shift key untill the grey apple appears
    5. let the Mac run untill the desktop appears, this will take longer than usual, its repairing your software
    6. repair permissions:        Applications folder > Utilities > Disk Utility;

                 click on the system disc in left pane > First Aid > Repair Disc Permissions

       7.   restart when completed

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