Tame your computer - beef up your branding

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'.  This week she describes how to apply existing design to a non-branded presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint).

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When you want all your slides to contain the same fonts and images (such as your company logo), it’s best to make those changes in the Slide Master. This will change the design and layout of all your slides, giving your presentations a consistent look.

But if someone sends you a presentation that does not use your company branding or you start with a whole new blank presentation, you can quickly change the overall design of your slides to match the design of an existing presentation. No need to manually update the Slide Master.

Here’s how:

  1. Open the presentation you want to apply the design to.  (Or start with a blank one.)
  2. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click the More button. (The tiny drop-down arrow in the bottom right corner.)
  3. Click on Browse for Themes.
  4. Navigate to and select your file that contains the design you want to add.

The design and layout of your master slides have been updated automatically and are ready to be used for new slides that you add to the presentation. You can also change the layout of any slide using the Layout button in the Slides group on the Home tab.

Click on the Slide Master button on the View tab if you need to make further tweaks to the design of all slides.

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“Great course, so many tips, I'm looking forward to trying them out. This will definitely save time and improve the presentations, creating easy to read less boring slides.”   - Jen Adams, AstraZeneca​

30 November 2020

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk

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