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How can I change the default tab spacing, tab width or tab size for all my PowerPoint slides forever?

In PowerPoint 2016 I don't like the default tab spacing of 1". I can go to paragraph ribbon and change it to 0.5" (or whatever), but it only changes it locally. I have also tried changing the tab notches on the ruler, but this also doesn't change things in future text boxes/PowerPoint presentations.

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  1. Open the "Paragraph" window (Tab "Home", Section "Paragraph", click small icon on the bottom right).
  2. Click the "Tabs..." button (bottom left)
  3. Adjust the "Default tab stops" as desired
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Choose Tabs from the Format menu. Word displays the Tabs dialog box. (See Figure 1.) Change the value in the Default Tab Stops control. You can change it in .01-inch increments, from 0.01 inches to 22 inches. Click on OK.

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    Your answer says "See Figure 1", talks about Word not Power Point, and mentions the Format menu without saying how to reach it. More details please.
    – neuronet
    Apr 1 '19 at 15:22

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