How to apply a template to existing presentation?

You can apply your own theme to existing presentation in PowerPoint 2013. That’s how to do it.

  1. Go to the ribbon to Design tab.
  2. Click More button (small arrow).
  3. Select Browse for themes option.
  4. Open a theme from your hard drive.

Note: Default location of templates is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\

Customizing a theme

Using themes in PowerPoint is useful because it offers fonts, colors and formatting prepared. It saves a lot of your time. But sometimes you would like to modify themes. Take a look how to do it.

  1. Go to ribbon to the Design tab.
  2. In the Themes section click on the arrow to view more themes.
  3. Choose one which you like the most.
  4. From the Variants section choose one which suits you.
  5. In Variants section click the arrow.
  6. Here you can customize Font, Background, Color and Effects.
  7. Go back to the Themes section and click the arrow.
  8. Choose Save Current Theme to save your work.

Note: Next time you will be able to use this theme.

Change the size of slides

  1. Go to the ribbon to the Design tab.
  2. Click Slide Size button and select Custom Slide Size from the list.
  3. Here you can set size of slides. Pay special attention to Widht and Height.

Note: You can save your settings as a template. To do that on Design tab click arrow down and use Save Current Theme option. Since now you have your own template to use.