Use a template to create a presentation quickly

Say you want to create a business plan presentation. Chances are there is a template in the Office Templates gallery that you can use to get a head start. There are thousands of free presentation templates on all kinds of subjects, and you can search for templates right when you start up PowerPoint.

Search for a template

  1. Open PowerPoint.

  2. In the Search online templates box (shown above), type a key word or phrase to describe the type of template you are looking for (such as a business plan, annual report, a weekly update, a business proposal, a calendar, and more), and then press Enter.

    Tip    You can also click one of the suggested search categories provided (such as, Business, Calendars, Charts and Diagrams, Nature, Photo Albums), which are located below the Search online templates box .

  3. When you find the template that you want, click it to see the details, and then click Create.

    Business Plan template

    Tip    The template is downloaded to PowerPoint and you are ready to begin your presentation.

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013

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