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I downloaded a presentation and I like its template. How can I save the template for my own future use?

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To save it, click File -> Save as -> Choose .pot extention in the default Powerpoint template folder.

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Or .potx if its a newer version of PowerPoint. – CharlieRB Nov 15 '12 at 12:28
By ".pot" do you mean PowerPoint Template? Note that I want to save the temple only and not the content of the presentation itself. – Gigili Nov 15 '12 at 13:13
I think you will need to remove the content first and save what you have as the template. – Dave Nov 15 '12 at 13:15
Dave's correct. If you save a presentation as a template without first deleting the slides in it, when you start a new presentation based on that template, you get the slides too. That can be useful, if you want the new presentation to start with a selection of pre-made slides. Otherwise, delete all the slides, or leave just a blank title slide, for example. When you apply a template to an existing presentation, PPT won't add any slides from the template; you get the design but none of the content. – Steve Rindsberg Nov 16 '12 at 21:02

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