The Browse link in the Slide Design task pane enables you to apply a customized design from a file in any of these formats:
||What it is
||A regular presentation file.
||A presentation file that always displays in Slide Show mode when you open it from Windows Explorer.
||A PowerPoint template file.
Ideally, when you customize a design template, you should save the file as a .pot; that way, you can browse and apply it, and it is then added permanently to the templates in the Slide Design task pane.
But, that's "ideally." Browse is great because it lets you also apply template designs you've customized and saved in .ppt or .pps files. The difference is that these design templates, when applied, will live only in the current file; they're not a permanent part of your template collection.
Note For details about customizing design templates and saving presentations as .pot files, see the Quick Reference Card at the end of the course.