PowerPoint Design Template


You can create a PowerPoint design template of your own.

Starting from a blank design, you can add elements such as a slide background, color scheme, font size and style, placeholder size and position, etc. Then, save the file as PowerPoint template.


To create your own design template

  • On the Standard toolbar, click New icon.
  • From the View menu, point to Master and click on Slide Master. This will switch your slide to Master view.
  • Below are some of the changes that you can make to the slide master:
    1. To change the fonts formatting, click the text or the placeholder containing the text On the Format menu, click Font, and then make your selections in the Font dialog box. Click OK when finish.

    2. To change the background, on the Format menu, click Background, make selections in the dialog box, and then click Apply.

    3. To insert a picture, text box, a shape, etc, use the buttons on the Drawing toolbar.

    4. To move a placeholder, click it to select it, and then point to the placeholder border. When the pointer becomes a four-headed arrow, drag the placeholder to a new location. You also can resize the placeholders.

  • Once finish, on the File menu, click Save As.

    PowerPoint Save As Design Template


  • From the Save As dialog box, in the File name: box, type a name for your template, and then, in the Save as type: box, click the drop down menu and select Design Template.
  • Click Save.

    Note: The template is automatically saved to the Templates folder. After you exit and restart PowerPoint, the template is available in the Slide Design task pane, in alphabetical order by file name, under Available For Use.

    To get the free PowerPoint design template, click here.

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