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Part 4. Using PowerPoint > Task 2 How to Start a New Presentation Based on a De...

Task 2 How to Start a New Presentation Based on a Design Template

In addition to using the AutoContent Wizard to create a new presentation, you can create a slide show by basing it on a PowerPoint template. You can use the same templates offered by the AutoContent Wizard (these templates provide a basic color scheme, as well as a basic outline for slide text), or you can use PowerPoint's presentation design templates. The design templates offer a single color scheme that you can use for each slide you create. A template gives the presentation a consistent look. You provide the slide content. Unlike the AutoContent Wizard (which walks you through the procedure for building a slide show), when you select a design template, PowerPoint immediately opens a new slide based on your selection.

  1. Select the Template Option

    From the PowerPoint New Presentation task pane, click the From Design Template option link. If the task pane isn't onscreen, open the File menu and select New; PowerPoint displays the task pane again.



  2. Preview a Design Template

    PowerPoint opens the Slide Design task pane. Use the scrollbars to scroll through the list of slide design templates to view what's available.



  3. Select a Design Template

    To choose a template, click the one you want to apply to the slide you're about to create.



  4. View the Applied Design

    PowerPoint opens the template design you selected. Now you're ready to fill in the text or graphics on the slide.



  5. Close the Task Pane

    Click the task pane's Close button to close the task pane and enlarge the slide work area.




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