PowerPoint Template Tips & Tricks: 10 Things You Need To Know To Nail Your Template




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Here are my top 10 tips and tricks for creating a PowerPoint template that actually works for building your slides. #PowerPointTemplates

If you don’t gets these right, you will likely have to rebuild your template from scratch.

To learn how to build your own custom PowerPoint template, see my epic blog post below:

Table of Contents
0:25 – Save your template as a .potx file…

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30 thoughts on “PowerPoint Template Tips & Tricks: 10 Things You Need To Know To Nail Your Template

    Kim Hofmann

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great tips! You, Taylor, and Nuts and Bolts Speed Training have made it easier for me to design better PPTs, and save time doing it! Keep up the great work!

    Salman Khan

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Mam how to save teplet please help me

    muhammad rashid khan

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    you are awesome great work really really appreciated and taken help from your videos thumbs up for you keep it up

    Robin Schaffer

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great clear video! Thank you

    Standard Operating Excellence Sysco Canada

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Thanks for the great tips!

    ian verlander

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great Tips. All very useful thanks

    barbalina9

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Wow, thanks, Nuts and Bolts Speed Training! I went from knowing nothing about slide masters to being able to create my own in an afternoon. Excellent training video — easy to follow with clearly-presented material.

    Mike Williams

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Hi, Camille. Thanks for this video and for your 3-part walkthrough of creating a PPT template from scratch. I had made what you call a "Fake Template" for my office, which was a great improvement over the inconsistent presentations we had in the past. However, I really wanted to create a true template for my department that functioned the way a true template should. I have been following your walkthrough step by step, and I feel that my final product will now be far superior to the last improvement I made. Thank you so much for sharing these gems of PPT wisdom!

    Steve PC

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great info Camille. I'm new to PPT templating, so this was a big help. Many thanks.

    Rtr. Raj Kumar Sah

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    AWESOME

    Karolina Grygiel

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great video, just discovered the channel lately and it is awesome, subscribed! Thank you so much for wonderful tips!

    Unchained Dreamer

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    very helpful. I love your videos as they are super clear , to the point and right length

    VBN pro

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    too fast

    geek mee

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    You mean Microsoft doesn't do what it claims?…. Who could've known!.
    Well done. Great collection of recommendations based on experience…from a 20yr old corporate & government Windows trainer.

    Nicolas Rusnak

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Hi could you add attach a copy of your template please?

    Nice vide by the way.

    Chris S

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Q about Tip#1: can't we avoid a bloated slide master by clicking on 'Preserve'? (it's marked by a pushpin icon).

    Chris S

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    As usual, clear and useful. Thx, Camille!

    Erica Dyson

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Thanks. Agree with every word! Well done. Really sound advice. !

    Angelo Rombley

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great Tips on PPT in this video!

    Victoria Valenzuela

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great video! Yes, please make more—especially one that focuses on all the ways to test if a template can be broken and the solutions, as you mention in Pt. 3. I do have one question. Is there a way to tag placeholders, so that when copying and pasting from an old document to a new template, contents ends up in the same place? For example, a headline on a content slide from a source file ending up in the headline placeholder in the new template, before or after selecting the new layout and clicking "Reset", rather than ending up in random placeholders? I've searched high and low and your videos are the closest I've gotten to an answer. Thank you!

    Ittai Altshuler

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great Videos please continue, i saw parts 1-3 and this one mostly recommended.

    queenofhearts786

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    I watched all 3 of 3 videos of yours on creating a PP template and the tips too, its amazing and I have learnt a lot, thanks a million.
    I have question in regards to creating a template, I use Illustrator to design the background images (shapes, etc) for the template, is this something you would recommend or advice on what size or file format to use?

    Martin Cabrejo

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Thank you again for your prompt response. I have the following questions:
    1. Can I edit my template .potx file (Master Slide and sub-masters)?
    2. After I edit my Master slide and sub-masters, Can I save it with same name (replace it)?

    Galato

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Thank you so much for the tips about templates in Powerpoint. I would like to ask you: after I created a master with 6 different sub-master and save it under "My Templates" as .potx file and close it; how can I use every week and adding new information and save it again and again saving it with different name each time. I really appreciate your help.

    Jodi N.

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Excellent tips Camille!

    Brenda Holden

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Well done, and useful tips. Thank you!

    Chris Dunne

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Great tips. You mentioned several things that I am guilty of. Thanks!

    David Benaim

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Nice! I don’t use guides as much as I should. What does office 365 do differently about pasting in slides?

    Steven Heassler

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Tip #1 is excellent, very good advice. It feels so good to get those unused layouts out of the master (don't want the entire office using them.) If you do remove them, there's no safety net when you import multiple speakers' slides the morning before a conference. Not even a life raft for yourself. All ten tips are great.

    Michael

    (December 11, 2019 - 3:13 am)

    Good job! May I assume that Tip 4 was triggered by my comments to another video a few weeks ago? …. love your video and will distribute it tomorrow.

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