New PowerPoint Template Management Feature

New PowerPoint Template Management Feature


Do you work in a company that uses a lot of different PowerPoint templates or themes? Or perhaps your team has a template you all use, but no-one has worked out how to save it so it becomes everyone’s default?

Standard PowerPoint refers to “Design Themes”, but even Microsoft has started referring to them as ‘Templates’ (https://templates.office.com/en-au/templates-for-powerpoint).

Whatever name you use, we’re talking about managing your .potx files!

PPT Productivity’s new Template Management functions make finding the right PowerPoint Template  (and setting your default template) easy. 

Click the New Template button or press the default template shortcut key (Ctrl+N) to open the Template management popup.  Press Enter to open the default template or navigate through the list to find the specific template you require.  

Selecting a template in the Template Management popup will reveal a preview of the template. 

Access all of your templates with just one click. Pin favorite(s) to the top of your list, see your most recently used, and set or change your default template with the tick of a box. Whatever name you use, we’re talking about managing your .potx files!

Right-click any template file to set as default, Pin/ Unpin, open its folder location in Explorer, or copy its path to the clipboard. 

If you’re an existing Power Tools customer, you should already have the new template management feature.  If not, select ‘check for updates’ on your PPT Productivity ribbon (some organizations have disabled automated updates for their company laptops).  

This new function is already saving me loads of time. Read more about it on our Set Default PPT Template page and please let us know what you think

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