Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Creating and Customizing Templates

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Templates are presentation formats that can be saved to use for future presentations. They can be helpful when developing multiple presentations for class or business.

To create and customize a template:

1. Open a blank document and then go to the View tab.

This shows the Home tab

2. Click Slide Master in the Presentation Views group.

Slide Master is highlited

3. Click Insert Slide Master in the Edit Master group of the Slide Master tab.

Edit master is selected. 

To customize your slide master, do one or more of the following:
          - To remove an unwanted, default placeholder, in the slide thumbnail pane, click the slide layout that contains the placeholder, click the border of the placeholder, and 
            then press they delete key.
          - To add a placeholder, in the slide thumbnail pane, click the slide layout that you want to contain the placeholder, and then do the following:
                    - On the Slide Master tab, in the Master Layout group, click Insert Placeholder, and then click the type of placeholder that you want.

Insert Placeholder is highlighted in the middle of the bar.

                   - Click a location on the master slide, and then drag to draw the placeholder.

To apply a theme to your presentation, on the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Theme group, click Themes, and then click a theme.

Under Themes, selected which you want

To change the background, on the Slide Master tab, in the Background group, click Background Styles, and then click a background.

This is the slide editor

To set the page orientation for all of the slides in your presentation, on the Slide Master tab, in the Page Setup group, click Slide Orientation, and then click Portrait or Landscape.

Set the page orientation here.

To add text or that appears as a footer at the bottom of all of the slides in your presentation, do the following:

1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Header & Footer.
Header and Footer is selected.  

2. In the  Header and Footer dialog box, on the Slide tab, select the Footer check box, and then type the text that you want to appear in the center bottom of your slides.

3. Click Apply to All

Once finished customizing, follow the steps to save the document as a template for further presentations:

1. Click the Microsoft Office Button and then click Save As.

This shows the save screen.

2. In the File name box, type a file name, or do nothing to accept the suggested file name.

3. In the Save as type list, click PowerPoint Template, and then click Save

Save As screen


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