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PowerPoint Chapter 7

Chapter Demonstrable Skills

After completing the PowerPoint Chapter 7 portion of the Word & PowerPoint unit, students will be able to:

Demonstrable Skill Learning Activities
& Informal Assessments
Formal Assessments
(excluding Exams)
Modify slide layout types.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Create and run custom slide shows.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Use the Hide Slides tool to control which slides are shown.
  • PowerPoint: Presentation Techniques Participation Project
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G

Chapter Notes

Modifying slide masters

The parent slide master is the top slide in the level of hierarchy of slides based on slide master [1]. As you modify a slide master, the elements in the slide layouts related to it are also modified to maintain consistency. You can copy the slide master as a part of template and use it in other presentations.

Custom slide shows

Custom shows composed of a subset of slides assembled for a presentation [2]. In basic custom shows you select slides from one presentation and then group them to create other presentations enabling you to adapt a single presentation to a variety of audiences. You can do this by adding the desired slides by creating a New Custom Show in the Start Slide group of the Slide Show tab.

Hidden slides

Sometimes when you are giving a presentation, you might need to skip certain details from the original presentation. You can do this by hiding slides [1]. You can hide slides by clicking Hide Slide on the Slide Show ribbon.


  1. A. Poatsy, K. Mulberry, C. Krebs, L. Hogan, A. Rutledge, and E. Cameron, Exploring Microsoft Office 2013, 1st ed., vol. 2. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2013.