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Creating a Personal Template

You can create your own personal template as easily as you create a presentation. Like those that come with PowerPoint, custom templates can save you time. Perhaps each month you create a presentation in which you enter repetitive information; all that changes is the actual data. By creating your own template, you can have a custom form that is ready for completion each time you take inventory. A template file (.potx) saves all the customization you made to reuse in other documents. You can store your template anywhere you want; however, you may find it handy to store it in a My Templates folder (New!), or the default Custom Office Templates folder (New!). When you set up the default personal templates folder in the Options dialog box under Save, your personal templates appear under Custom in the Start or New screen.

Create a Personal Template

  • yellow_1.jpg Enter all the necessary information in a presentation—including text, graphics, and formatting.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click the File tab, and then click Save As.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click Computer, and then click Browse.
  • yellow_4.jpg Click the Save as type list arrow, and then select a template format.

    • PowerPoint Template. Creates a template for PowerPoint 2007-2013.
    • PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Template. Creates a template for PowerPoint 2007-2013 with macros.
    • PowerPoint 97-2003 Template. Creates a template for PowerPoint 97-2003.
  • yellow_5.jpg Navigate to your personal templates folder.

    My Templates. C:\Users\user name\My Templates; your location might differ.

    Custom Office Templates. C:\Users\user name\Documents\Custom Office Templates.

  • yellow_6.jpg Type a name for your template.
  • yellow_7.jpg Click Save.
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