Design Your Own Template in PowerPoint

January 9, 2012 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

As most of you know, PowerPoint comes standard with a gallery of design templates to choose from. Yet, in some case you may have to create a template of your own and add it to the Slide Design task pane. Starting from a blank design, you can apply such elements as a background and color scheme, font style, layout, and art.


How to do it…

  • Click on File > New > Blank Presentation > Create

  • Click on the View tab > Slide Master
  • Make the changes that you want to the slide master

  • Make selected changes using the toolbar selection
  • To insert a picture or to add a shape or text box, go to the Insert tab

 Note   You can change font color for title and body text as part of the color scheme.

  • If you want additional slides to be part of this template, click the Normal button on the far left side of the toolbar on the View tab, and then add the slides and any text that you want on them.
  • On the File menu, click Save As.
  • In the File name box, type a name for your template, and then, in the Save as type box, click Design Template.
  • Click Save.

The template is saved to the Templates folder. (This is the folder that PowerPoint uses by default when you select Design Template as the file type in the Save As dialog box.)

After you exit and restart PowerPoint, the template is available in the Slide Design task pane, in alphabetical order by file name, under Available For Use. Also, after you apply the template once, save your presentation, and restart PowerPoint, the template appears in the New Presentation task pane (File menu, New) under Recently used templates.

Hope this helps you with any upcoming presentations.

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