when PowerPoint opens, I would like for it to show me a blank presentation with no preformatted text boxes like the following, preferably with multiple blank slides (use case below):
Currently, it starts with some text boxes like this:
I've searched the net and the settings and I have not found anything that seems to do what I want. I have looked into changing the default theme/template and setting a default layout. The default theme/template seems to require that you click on the "Blank" in the start screen, and I can't seem to get the add-in from SKP to work. I guess it's not compatible, or Outlook 2013 doesn't do *.PPA files anymore.
Is there a way to do what I want to do? I will be upgrading to PowerPoint 2016 soon, if that changes anything.
I find it advantageous to use PowerPoint as a place to keep screenshots during tech support calls. This is my primary purpose in using PowerPoint, and only occasionally do I make presentations with it. However, if and when I do make presentations, i would still want to start with a blank canvas.