Keep Your Own Custom Templates in the PowerPoint Template Gallery

When you create a new presentation in PowerPoint 2013 you’re presented with a selection of featured design templates you can use. There are some decent options there but over time you may have found a few “go to” favorites or even come up with your own personal templates.


Wouldn’t it be nice if you could put the templates that you actually use in this convenient start-up gallery? Well, you can! And it is super easy.

How to Add Any Template to the PowerPoint New Presentation Gallery

1. Save your PowerPoint template file (.potx) to this folder on your hard drive:

C:\Users\<your username>\Documents\Custom Office Templates

[ Replace the  part with whatever your user name is on your PC ]

And that’s all there is to it…now any template files you save in this folder will appear on the Personal tab of that start-up gallery screen.


And the other cool thing about this is that it works the same way for Word and Excel templates.

 Tip of the Week #433

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