10/02/2014 02:07

How to install Microsoft PowerPoint Templates

Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful presentation tool that has been developed over the years into an impressive, user-friendly software. The basis of this software is slides, basically a blank area where the user can input various forms of media to create a unique presentation.
 
A PowerPoint template is a pattern on a group of slides in a presentation. They contain layouts, certain colors, fonts, backgrounds, and effects. When the user starts to create a slideshow, the option is given to choose a template for the slides. Since the creation of PowerPoint, the templates have changed drastically from simple to more complex and comforting to modern. There are many choices of templates to choose from that can really help set the tone of the presentation. A simple Google search will yield many free templates online to choose from in addition to the ones available on the software. Microsoft’s website boasts many free templates that are classic, contemporary, and modern. One bonus is that each template can be customized to the user’s preference.
 
 
To use a template, first open PowerPoint. Click on the File tab, then click New. From there, choose from the options of recently used templates, new templates, or sample templates. There is also the option of choosing from a template on Microsoft’s website. To do this, go to www.office.com and choose Templates. Select a category then download the template to use on the presentation. 
 
Another fantastic option is to create a custom template that can be used more than once. To do this, click the View tab in the Presentation Views group, and then click Slide Master. After that, click the Blank Layout thumbnail. Modify layout according to preference by adding or deleting headers, footers, date or time, and borders. Then simply save the customized template as a .potx file. 
 
With each update for PowerPoint, more customizations become available which make the software more appealing to the masses. Even though PowerPoint is software that is usually optimized for business or education settings, the option of expanding templates makes the software easier and more appealing to people from all walks of life. Customizable templates are even more appealing to the many different scenarios on which you can use PowerPoint.
PowerPoint 2013 gives the user the option to save a presentation as a video file and this makes it easier for more people to share information. With the option to save a presentation as a video file, the user can choose a template that is fitting for many different scenarios and share the presentation via YouTube or even on a TV. 
 
Possibly the greatest feature of PowerPoint is the option to use any template of the user’s choosing. With so many templates available online and with the option to customize templates, it is becoming easier for the user to create something truly unique. It gives the user the chance to present and deliver their material in a way that is fitting for their company or group. 
 

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