You already know that when you launch the PowerPoint program, you’re automatically greeted with a new, blank presentation. That’s convenient, right?
But, PowerPoint also has a whole host of installed and downloadable presentation templates. And, I’m always amazed at the number of people who don’t take advantage of the wealth of templates Microsoft uploads to their website. And, they’re all free.
So, before you start creating something, do yourself a favor and do a quick search to see if anyone else has already created it. Chances are good that what you need has already been created and you can save yourself a ton of time by just downloading someone else’s creation.
Using an Installed Template
1. Open the Office Menu
2. Click New
3. Under Templates, click Installed Templates
Figure 11. New Dialog Box - Installed Templates
4. Select one of the listed templates
5. Click Create
Using A Template from Microsoft Office Online
- Open the Office Menu
- Click New
- Under Microsoft Office Online, select a category
- Select one of the listed templates
- Click Download