Step 1 - What is a Presentation Template ?
A Presentation Template (or Content Template) is a type of template that does not only contain pre-formatted master slides but also contains actual slides with sample content.
PowerPoint comes with 20 different presentation templates as standard and these can be found in the following locations:
You can also get additional presentation templates from the Microsoft website and from other websites.
The AutoContent Wizard provides an easy way to access your Presentation Templates.
For more information about the AutoContent, please refer to ??
Step 2 - Where are the Presentation Templates stored ?
PowerPoint 2010 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\
PowerPoint 2007 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\
PowerPoint 2003 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\
PowerPoint 2002 - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\
If you are wondering why the folder name is called 1033, this is the international numeric code for the United States.
Any items that are country specific must be placed in their corresponding country folders.
Step 3 - How to Create a Presentation Template ?
Step 4 - Saving your Presentation Template
If you want your templates to appear in the New Presentation dialog box you need to add them to the following folder:
You can also create a new subfolder if you want another tab to appear
By default all the built-in presentation templates are stored in a different folder to the built-in design templates.
The slide design task pane only displays the templates found in the design templates folder
If you want you templates to appear in the slide designs task pane you must copy them to the design templates folder.