How to add content on the master to avoid moving or deleting it by mistake in Google Slides.

If you use Google Slides for assignments or if you wish to share your file with other users to work on, but want to prevent students or collaborators to move or delete something by mistake, you can add your “do not touch” content on the master.

You can work directly on the master, but if you are not used to work on it, you can work on your slide and then move your content.

Prepare your texts, shapes, pictures. Once you have your content, select it all, cut it, go to Edit Master and paste it.

If you wish to add placeholders for students or collaborators to add their texts or answers, now that you are editing the master it’s the time to do so: go to Insert > Placeholder > Body text placeholder. Insert as many placeholders as you need.

For this trick to work, you have to paste your content on a slide layout that is not used by any other slide. Otherwise you’ll end up with your locked content showing where you don’t want to.

If you like the template that I’ve used on the video, check out Mr. G!

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