- Making Your Presentation Look Consistent
- Viewing Masters
- Controlling Slide Appearance with Masters
- Controlling a Slide Layout with Masters
- Modifying Placeholders
- Controlling a Slide Background with Masters
- Adding a Header and Footer
- Inserting Slide Numbers
- Inserting the Date and Time
- Understanding Color Themes
- Viewing and Applying a Theme
- Creating a Color Theme
- Choosing Theme Fonts
- Choosing Theme Effects
- Creating a Custom Theme
- Adding Colors to a Presentation
- Adding a Background Style
- Modifying a Background Style
- Setting Up for Personal Templates
- Creating a Personal Template
- Opening a Template
Opening a Template
You may not realize it, but every presentation you create is based on a template. When you start a new presentation without specifying a template, PowerPoint creates a new presentation based on the default template file. When you specify a particular template in the Start or New screen (
!), whether it’s one supplied by PowerPoint or one you created yourself, PowerPoint starts a new presentation that contains the text, graphics, and formatting contained in that template. The template itself does not change when you enter data in the new presentation, because you are working on a new file, not with the template file.
Open a Template
- Click the File tab, and then click Open.
- Click Computer, and then click Browse.
- Click the Files of type list arrow, and then click Templates.
- Click the Look in list arrow, and then select the folder that contain the template you want to open.
Personal Templates. C:\Users\user name\My Templates; your location might differ, or C:\Users\user name\Documents\Custom Office Templates (default).
Office Templates. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033
- Click the file name of the template you want to open.
- Click Open.