- 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
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 (
!), or the default Custom Office Templates folder (
!). 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
- Enter all the necessary information in a presentation—including text, graphics, and formatting.
- Click the File tab, and then click Save As.
- Click Computer, and then click Browse.
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.
- 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.
- Type a name for your template.
- Click Save.