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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 (New!), 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

  • yellow_1.jpg Click the File tab, and then click Open.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click Computer, and then click Browse.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click the Files of type list arrow, and then click Templates.
  • yellow_4.jpg 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

  • yellow_5.jpg Click the file name of the template you want to open.
  • yellow_6.jpg Click Open.
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