When copying and pasting text placeholders on slides in PowerPoint 2007, any indent, bullet and font settings that have been defined on the master slide are lost. This issue has been acknowledged as a product flaw by Microsoft.
To maintain the properties of indentation levels after copying, please use the following workaround:
The corresponding bug report has been filed with Microsoft. If your company has a Microsoft Office Support contract and you want to contact Microsoft to ask for a fix, you may refer to Microsoft case number SRQ080326600074.