Superman asked me yesterday:
The answer is a master slide.
First let's create a master with the style we want:
Now to apply that formatting to some actual slides:
Easy enough. Just go back to the master
(View menu | Master | Slide Master), edit the
master. All the slides that use that master will automatically update to the new formatting.
One other minor note. PowerPoint 2002 (a.k.a. PowerPoint XP) was the first
version to introduce
multiple masters, a highly requested feature. In earlier versions you can only have one master for the
entire presentation, which can make this process a little more difficult if you
had several different sets of formatting you wanted to apply.
If you have to share your presentation with people using earlier
versions of PowerPoint that don't support multiple masters, you can improve
compatibility by disabling multiple masters so you can be sure the earlier
version can read your presentation: Tools menu | Options |
Edit tab |
Disable new features section.