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Discover the power of custom layouts

My Templates tab in the New Presentation gallery

My Templates tab in the New Presentation gallery

Saving your presentation as a template offers the following advantages:

  • You can use the exact slide layout in other presentations.
  • You can apply the template to existing presentations to quickly update the way they look.
  • You can use the template to quickly create a new presentation.
  • You can easily share your template file with others in your company.

To use your template, instead of selecting a blank presentation after clicking New, select your template from My Templates.

After you apply the template to a presentation, any custom and built-in layouts are available from the New Slide and Layout galleries on the Home tab, in the Slides group.


To save the presentation as a template file:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, point to Save As, and then click Other Formats.
  2. In the File name box, type a file name that you will recognize.
  3. In the Save as type list, click PowerPoint Template (*.potx), and then click Save.

Templates appear under My Templates in the New Presentation gallery when saved to the default location.

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