Page Layout and Design

Creating Master Page for Content allows users to set up a consistent look and feel in the pages. This means that once the set up for the pages is done, the only thing users need to concern themselves with is adding content.

To set the layout for the Content Master Page:

  • In the Slides section, click Content.
  • A Master Slide Page is displayed.

Note: The tools described in this section are also available for creating the Cover Page.

The Presentation tab for Master Pages has unique commands for setting up the Presentation.




Standard clipboard tools, Copy, Cut, Delete, and Paste.

Navigation Options

The options for Navigation methods that can be selected for the runtime version of the Presentation. The options are:

  • Arrows Navigation – displays ‘next’ and ‘back’ arrows at the bottom of the display. Users can move the arrows to a more convenient position.
  • Tabs Navigation – displays a tabs bar, allowing users to jump to any specific slide during runtime.
  • Dropdown Navigation – displays a dropdown list, allowing users to jump to any specific slide during runtime.

Presentation Background

Allows users to add or change the background color of the Presentation.

Slide Canvas

Allows users to add or change the background color of the Slides.


Adjusts the slide to fit in relation to the entire canvas. The options are:

  • Fit to Page
  • Fit to Width
  • Actual Size


Allows users to add a vertical and horizontal guideline onto the canvas to assist with alignment.


Displays rulers on the top and left of the canvas.


Displays grid-lines on the canvas.

Snap to Grid

Allows users to easily align content along the grid-lines.


Allows users to move content items in front of or behind other items.


Allows users to align the content horizontally and vertically.


Allows users to evenly distribute content horizontally or vertically.

The tools for adding information are found on the Canvas menu:



Interaction Picker

Used to enable filtering and highlighting between presentation assets. For more information, see Interaction Picker.

Add Text

Used to add text boxes to the slide

Add Text fields

Used to add dynamic text to presentations. For more information, see Add Text Fields.

Add Shapes

Used to provide design elements. For more information, see Shapes.

Import Images

Used to add images to the presentation.

Web Page Illustration

Displays dynamic web pages, used to host content from other sites, allowing users to display non-analytic information. For more information, see Dynamic Web Panels.

Add Matrix Table

Used to create a table for the presentation. Right-click on the table to access the Panel Settings.

Add Mini-Tab

Used to add a tabbed container to display multiple visualizations in the same screen real-estate. For more information, see Mini-Tab Layout.

Add Scrollable Panel

Used to display content items side-by-side with fixed position elements. For more information, see Scrollable Layout.

Add New Slicer

Used to filter content during the runtime presentation. For more information, see New Slicer.

Smart Reporting

Used to create data discoveries on the fly. For more information, see Smart Present.

Discover Lite

Provides a streamlined interface where users can quickly analyze data on the fly. For more information, see Discover Lite.