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Anatomy of a PowerPoint Template

Posted on: May, 2011 By: Art Holden
Welcome to a new video tutorial in our Getting Started with PresenterMedia series.  In this video, we will be taking a closer look at our PowerPoint templates and how you can make simple changes to customize the look for your own presentations. Most of our templates can be edited with the methods outlined in this video. Press the play button to view a video about changing our PowerPoint Templates. Covered in this video:
  • Changing Theme Colors
  • Accessing and Editing the Slide Master
  • Changing the Images in a PowerPoint Template
Template Before and After Change this Chemistry Template into a Leadership Template If you found this video helpful, you may also like to view our Getting Started With PowerPoint Templates tutorial. You can view all our PowerPoint Templates here.
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By: Art Holden
Art Holden has been involved in presentation and animation graphic content since 1990. He had the pleasure of creating one of the very first animation websites on the internet, Animation Factory. For 13 years he managed and created media for Animation Factory. He is now a part-owner and an employee working full time at PresenterMedia. His hobbies outside of work revolve around being involved in the bicycling community in Sioux Falls, SD. He never misses an opportunity to get on his bike and enjoy a ride.

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May 28, 2011 -
Great explanation and video! As a newbie to putting Powerpoint presentations together I'm sure there must be many more 'Presenter Media' members just like me who would welcome more of the same 'how to' type video's. Bring em on!
Nov 02, 2011 -
The Best Best Powerpoint tutorial I've seen. Easy, simple not scary. I'm a newbie too.
Feb 17, 2012 -
I like these tutorials! Thank you for putting these together. How can I change the colours in a template? I know how to change the colours in clip art, but the template changes are more restrictive. For example, I was using the "red stands alone" template, but my company colours are grey and orange. I would like to change the red ball to orange. If I recolour the image, the whole image turns orange. Is there a way to do this?
Feb 21, 2012 -
Art Holden
Hi Julie, We are currently working on more ways to customize our templates. Most of the elements in our templates are like photographs and video and therefore are not as easy to recolor as simple PowerPoint shapes. Art Holden PresenterMedia
Jul 06, 2012 -
Merrill Preisel
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Aug 12, 2012 -
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Aug 13, 2012 -
Paul, Thanks so much for the compliment!
Feb 24, 2013 -
Carolyn Forbes
I have been using presenter media for nearly two years and i cant speak highly enough about it Thank You. However i need some help. I want to add the reveal puzzle to a power point I have done but no matter what I do when I click on say jigsaw shape 2 it takes me to my slide 2 What am I doing wrong? Any help anyone? Thanks Carolyn
Feb 25, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Carolyn: Each puzzle piece corresponds to a specific slide that it should move to when you click on the puzzle piece. After moving to its corresponding slide, click the "next" arrow located in the bottom right corner of the screen and it will direct you back to slide # 1 with an additional piece missing.

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