Using PowerPoint Design Templates

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This PowerPoint Design Templates tutorial will demonstrate how to use PowerPoint design templates to build a professional looking presentation.

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PowerPoint Design Templates

Creating a Presentation Based on Design

You can begin a new presentation, without any text, based on a PowerPoint design template. A design template is a blank presentation that has been professional designed with colors and graphics. You can use one of the PowerPoint design templates or you can create one of your own.

After you select the design template, you can choose an appropriate layout for each slide depending on the slide's content.

To create a presentation based on a design template, click on File > New. Then from the New Presentation Task Pane, select From Design Template.

PowerPoint Design Template

A blank presentation opens and the Slide Design task pane appears, with thumbnails of a variety of design templates. The PowerPoint design templates are the same ones used by the AutoContent Wizard.

PowerPoint design template

In the Slide Design task pane, you can scroll up and down to view all of the design templates that are available on your computer.

In the Slide Design task pane, point to a design template. The name of the design template appears as a Screen Tip, and a down arrow appears on the right side of the thumbnail. Click on the down arrow and a drop-down menu appears with options for how to apply the template to the slides in your presentation.

You can apply a PowerPoint design template to some of the slides or all of the slides in your presentation. You can also choose to view a larger thumbnail image of the design template.

Once you've applied a slide to design to your presentation, you can begin adding slides and choosing appropriate slide layouts from the Slide Layout task pane.

If later you decide that you want a different slide design for your presentation, you can go back to the Slide Design task pane and choose a different design to apply.

It's always best, however, if you choose your slide design early in the development of you presentation. Changing designs mid-stream may cause some layout problems on your slides. Not all designs have the same amount of screen space available for content, depending on how the template is arranged and graphics are used.

Once you save your presentation, the new slide design will be saved too.

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In addition to learning to create your own design templates, you can also download and use our Free PowerPoint Templates

 

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Getting Acquainted

The PowerPoint Workspace
The Task Pane
Working with the Taskpane
The Slide Views
Working with Toolbars

Creating Slide Shows

Creating a New Presentation
Set Visual Rules
Inserting New Slides
Adding Text to Slides
Using Grids and Guidelines
Edit and Format Text
Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
Bulleted Lists

Designing Slides

Create Master Slides
Adding New Masters
Apply Design Templates

Lines, Curves, & Shapes

Draw and Format Lines
Draw a Rectangle
Draw an Ellipse
Draw Bezier Curves
Draw Freeform Lines
Modify AutoShapes

Using Multimedia

Custom Animations
Inserting Sound
Transition Effects
Add Action Buttons
Embed Video
Add Looped Audio
Record Narrations

Tips & Tricks

Add Watermark
Add Slide Numbers
View Multiple Presentations
Keyboard Shortcuts

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