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


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

  • 2
    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
  • 2
    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. Nov 16 '12 at 21:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.