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Using Design Templates

Design templates supply you with the slides colour scheme, text formatting and layout so that you can concentrate on producing great content.

New presentation using a design template

  1. Click File > New
  2. The New Presentation task pane is displayed

    New presentation task pane

  3. Click From design template
  4. The Slide Design task pane is displayed showing the design templates available

    Slide Design task pane

    The design templates are split into 3 sections

  • Used in This Presentation: Shows the templates currently being used in the presentation
  • Recently Used: Shows the templates used in recent presentations
  • Available For Use: All the templates available for use
  1. Select the design template you want to use
  2. The design template is applied to the first slide of the presentation, the Title slide, and will be applied to each new slide introduced to the presentation

Apply a design template to an existing presentation

You can apply a design template to any presentation without changing the content of the slides.

  1. Click Format > Slide Design
  2. Or

    Click the Design button on the Formatting toolbar Design button

  3. The Slide Design task pane is displayed. Click the slide design you want to use
  4. The design template is applied to all the slides of the presentation

Apply a Design Template to selected slides

Multiple design templates can be applied to any one presentation, creating multiple slide masters.

  1. Select the slides of the presentation you want to apply a different design to
  2. Point to the design template you want to apply from the Slide Design task pane
  3. Click the list arrow that appears and select Apply to Selected Slides
  4. Apply template to selected slides

Apply a Design Template to matching slides

If your presentation uses multiple design templates, you can apply a different design template to all slides that use a particular design.

  1. Select a slide in the presentation that uses the design template you want to change
  2. Point to the design template you want to apply from the Slide Design task pane
  3. Click the list arrow that appears and select Apply to Master
  4. Apply template to master slides

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