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Prevent new layout styles appearing

I have created a new slide master with all the layouts that should be permitted. When I copy a slide from another presentation it brings with it a new layout style, even if I use destination theme. I know there are ways around this by then changing the layout and then removing the imported layout from the master - but this is not ideal.

Is there a way to only allow current layouts to be used? We'd like to use the new master across the company, and want to make it as automated and straightforward as possible (staff will just copy and paste and never consider the layout/slide master).

RE: Prevent new layout styles appearing

Hi Andrew

Thank you for using the forum

The only other method I can think of is maybe saving the completed slide master layout as a theme.

Then when you receive someone else's formatting you can reapply that theme to your presentation which should reset the formatting of the copied slides.

Hope that helps

Kind regards

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