What is a PowerPoint template?

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Overview of a PowerPoint template

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Overview of a PowerPoint template

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A PowerPoint template is a pattern or blueprint of a slide or group of slides that you save as a .potx file. Templates can contain layouts, theme colors, theme fonts, theme effects, background styles, and even content.

You can create your own custom templates and store them, reuse them, and share them with others. Additionally, you can find many different types of free templates built-in to PowerPoint, and hundreds on Office.com and on other partner Web sites that you can apply to your presentation.

Some examples of templates on Office.com include, but are not limited to, the following:

Agendas

Award certificates

Brochures

Budgets

Business cards

Calendars

Content slides

Contracts

Databases

Design slides

Diagrams

Envelopes

Expense reports

Fax sheets

Flyers

Forms

Gift certificates

Greeting cards

Inventories

Invitations

Invoices

Labels

Letters

Lists

Memos

Minutes

Newsletters

Plans

Planners

Postcards

Purchase orders

Receipts

Reports

Resumes

Schedules

Schedules

Statements

Stationary

Time sheets

Most templates include the following components:

Soccer template

1. Subject matter-specific content, such as Certificate of Achievement, Soccer, and the soccer ball image

2. Background formatting, such as pictures, texture, gradient or solid fill color, and transparency. This example shows the light blue solid fill background

3. Color, fonts, effects (3-D, lines, fills, shadows, etc.), and theme design elements (such as the color and gradient effects inside the word Soccer)

4. Text in placeholders that prompt people to enter specific information, such as Player's name, Name of coach, Date of presentation, and any variable, such as the year (2007)

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2010



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