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Chapter 6. Formatting Slides and Present... > Creating Your Own Design Template - Pg. 107

Formatting Slides and Presentations 107 · You want to make minor design template modifications based on the content of the slide. For example, you could create two similar design templates, one with a graphic image in the lower right corner and one without. On slides with extensive content, you might prefer to use the design template without the graphic image. To apply a different design template to a selected slide, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Select the slide or slides to which you want to apply a separate design template. Select the preview of that template on the Slide Design task pane. Click the down arrow to the right of the selected template. Choose Apply to Selected Slides. PowerPoint applies the design template only to the selected slides. The unselected slides still retain the original design template. To return to a single design template, select that template and choose Apply to All Slides from the menu that appears when you click the down arrow. Creating Your Own Design Template Sometimes none of the existing design templates offers exactly what you're looking for. In that case, you can either modify an existing template or create one of your own. The following are some ideas of things you might want to do to customize or add to a blank slide: · · · · Change the master title or text style to a different font (View, Master, Slide Master). Change the background color (Format, Background). Change the slide color scheme (choose Color Schemes from the Slide Design task pane). Change the bullet styles (Format, Bullets and Numbering).