How to add branded templates to Word, Excel & PowerPoint start pages

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In this step-by-step tutorial video, learn how to add branded organization templates to the Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint start pages across Windows, Mac, and Web using SharePoint. With organization templates, you can make it easier for members of your organization to access and use your official templates.

I walk through how to create a template file, how to upload the template to a document repository in SharePoint, how to convert the document repository into a template repository, and finally, I show you how the templates appear on the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint start…

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22 thoughts on “How to add branded templates to Word, Excel & PowerPoint start pages


    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Wonderful tutorial! This is going to be very useful for me. I work at university that has many faculties and departments. Do you know if there’s an option to push these templates to only certain people / different templates for different departments? (yes, we have SharePoint sites for every department and permissions set to certain people using distribution lists. Or it just works for the whole organization?
    Thanks in advance!

    mani royals

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Dear Sir could you please tell how to install microsoft office in windows 10 dell Vostro laptop,,,,??

    Yana Capps

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Any reason why I am running into

    Add-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary : The method or operation is not implemented.

    At line:1 char:1


    Robin Prinsen

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great tutorial Kevin. Any idea how I can use SharePoint Online Management Shell in an easy way on a Mac?

    Douglas Williamson

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Kevin…I need to know how to configure SharePoint sites for my users…like an intranet.


    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)


    Luca Bino

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great video, thanx! Do you know if there are limitations for users on Mac osx and o365?
    With my Mac book I can't see the templates from my tenant (works perfectly well on my windows 10).

    Joseph Cosgrove

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    So how does one become a sharepoint or globale Admin?

    Jad Jebara

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Thank you Kevin, great video. Are you able to restrict permissions for sub folders , for example hr templates, or contracts? Or should we setup different repositories in different teams ?

    Víctor Liceaga

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great video Kevin 👌 How I can make one photo gallery for all my company? 👋 🇲🇽

    Ross Shepstone

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Kevin I am using. Can I do this using Azure?

    Kevin Tracy

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great video and interesting topic. Good luck to you on your new endeavor.
    In excel if a program adds products to waste every month, and you have an excel spreadsheet of this from Jan thru May and one from Jan thru July how do you subtract the one spreadsheet from the other to figure out what was wasted in June and July? Any help would be appreciated.

    Fernanda Aguilar Perez

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Just wanted to thank you for all your help! I've been able to help people at work with Teams thanks to your videos 🙂

    Jim Fitch

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great instruction! Thank you. I keep bumping into limitations b/c we don’t have E3 licenses. Sure wish there were a good list of these types of capabilities to help justify the added expense of E3. Video idea suggestion: how to deploy Excel add-ins to organization?

    F2F to Online transition

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    I have taken you as my inspiration to teach teachers! Being a mom of 2 boys and with full-time job I never knew I would enjoy making videos.
    But after you left Microsoft and started working on your channel, I realized I could use that spirit as well.

    I have come out of my comfort zone and started making my own videos. So thank you for doing what you doing.

    I already have 180 subscribers.
    You are my new Guru!

    Steve Larrivée

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Some heroes don’t wear capes – Thanks for breaking it down for us Kevin.

    Christian Rodriguez

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    How can I create a web form and get the data to populate an Excel sheet with office 365?

    Mark Harris

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great Video. I am going to try this tonight. You asked for some ideas on other videos to make. One thing I would like to be able to do is add a folder of URL's of key websites to Microsoft Edge for all of our employees. This is similar to having templates in Word, PPPT and Excel that are available to all employees except that it would be a folder of URL's for key websites for our employees.

    Trevor Yardley

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Kevin, you said this will only work for E3 and E5 subscriptions. I don't have E3/E5 but I do have a Business subscription and I separately have desktop Office applications via a 365 Home subscription. Will this work?

    J Snave

    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    Great! Would you please create a video on how to create a fillable form in Word 365? Thank you for your time!


    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    I have a simple question to those who know what they are at but for me; it's been a complicated one. When designing a powerpoint that I have for subscription customers, how do I upload it to the paid Subscription URL as WordPress only allows very small files to be uploaded directly. I need to figure this out in how they can download their purchase. Are you able to help?


    (August 11, 2020 - 10:02 am)

    I want a chocolate chip cookie now…or maybe two. lol

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