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We are looking for a way to have our branded templates to open from the 'New' menu - preferably first thing without having to click on any folders / links. In word you had to amend a registry key, but PPT seems to be different?

RE: Templates

Hi Mike

To set it as the default you need to Save it in the Hidden Microsoft Template Directory.

First you need to save your PowerPoint as a Template.
File/Save As
Change the type to PowerPoint Template
Call it "Blank.potx"

If click on the file path box above and type %appdata% and press enter it will take you to the Hidden Roaming User Profile

In that Folder you need Microsoft/Templates

Save or move your PowerPoint "Blank.potx" in there.

Now when you open PowerPoint it will display on the New PowerPoint page as Default Theme

Kind regards

Richard Bailey
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Tue 21 Apr 2015: Automatically marked as resolved.


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