I have the following problem with PowerPoint 2003: I have created a PowerPoint template in which slide and title masters are defined. The new template works just fine for blank presentations.
However, I have a problem when applying this new design template to existing presentations - whenever I do it, the background of the title master does not overwrite the background of the title slide of the existing presentation.
Here is what I do:
I open an existing PPT document and then click on "Design" in the MS PowerPoint toolbar. in the "Slide Design" pane on the right, I then choose to apply the new template I created to it. Now, PowerPoint adapts the slides of the existing presentation according to what is defined in the slide master of my new template. However, this does *not* work for the first/title page - there, the background that the existing presentation has is not overwritten with the background defined in the newly created template. If I want to apply the background of the first slide, then I have to do so manually.
NB: the background is a "real background", not just an image spreading over the whole slide extension.
I am now wondering whether there is any way to ensure that PowerPoint applies the background for the first slide to the existing presentation, as defined in the slide master.
Many thanks in advance,