In PowerPoint 2007, I modified the footer on the master, but that footer wasn't replicating through all the footers. I put the footer on all the masters, but somehow those all became editable on the presentation slides themselves -- not just in the slide master pages.
Then I deleted both the date and footer placeholders on the master and added them again, thinking these would replicate. They didn't, and the "footer" was actually showing up at the top left of the presentation slides. That was NOT editable, though.
Then I deleted the placeholders again and everything was gone. Now, when I add a footer or date placeholder on the master, it only shows up on that one master slide and doesn't appear on the presentation slides OR show up on the presentation slides based on that master.
What could make a footer put on one slide of a master not replicate to the other master pages?
Why would a footer on a master page not appear on the presentation slides? (I've tried changing the font and coloring the box so I wouldn't miss anything.)
(I've also populated info on the Insert menu, in the "Header & Footer" box.)
What am I missing? What can I try?