Apply a template to a new presentation

Overview: Apply a template to jump-start your next presentation

By using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, you can apply templates (template: A file or set of files that contains information about the theme, layout, and other elements of a finished presentation.) to structure style and page layout (layout: The arrangement of elements, such as title and subtitle text, lists, pictures, tables, charts, AutoShapes, and movies, on a slide.), and give you a jump-start on a new, blank presentation.

You can apply templates that are built-in to PowerPoint 2007, created by you and then saved to your computer, or downloaded from Microsoft Office Online or third-party Web sites. To download templates from Microsoft Office Online, see the PowerPoint Template categories page.


Apply a template

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click New.
  2. In the New Presentation dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Under Templates, click Blank and recent, Installed Templates, or Installed Themes, click the built-in template that you want, and then click Create.
    • Under Templates, click New from existing, locate and then click the other presentation file that contains the template, and then click Create New.
    • Under Templates, click My templates, select a custom template that you created, and then click OK.
    • Under Microsoft Office Online, click a template category, select a template, and then click Download to download the template from Microsoft Office Online.

 Note   To view a demo about downloading and applying a template from Office Online, watch the demo below.

Watch a demo: Download and apply a template from Office Online

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Duration: 3:19 minutes

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007