PowerPoint 2003 allows us to create a custom template
design. This tutorial describes the steps to take in
creating a template that incorporates the DSU logo.
- On the Standard toolbar,
click the New button
- From the View menu, select
"Master" > "Slide Master" option.
- You can customize fonts and
styles for title and content text. You can also
customize the footer options.
- To customize background
colors, select "Background" from the
- To insert a picture, or
WordArt or clip art, select the corresponding
buttons on the Drawing toolbar.
If the Drawing toolbar is not visible, go to the
View menu and expand Toolbars to check it.
- We'll insert the DSU logo
into the template. If you don't have the DSU logo
image on your desktop, download it from here.
- Select the Insert Picture
button from Drawing toolbar, find the DSU logo image
on your desktop, and insert. After the image is
inserted, you can use the mouse to adjust the
location of size of the image.
- Here's a screenshot of the
template with the DSU logo added, background changed
to dark blue, title font changed to yellow, text
font changed to white, and a shape added behind the
- When you're done with your
template design, select "Save As" from the
in PowerPoint, and select "Design Template" (*.pot)
as the type to save.
- When you save a design
template, PowerPoint will automatically switches to
its default Templates folder. If it does not, you
can find the folder by following the path indicated
in the image below.
- You can
download the template file here and save it in
the Templates folder on your computer. When
you start a new PowerPoint file, you can find it
from the Design options. You can also further
customize the template after you place it in the