PowerPoint calls its built-in color schemes Design Templates. Design
Template can only be applied to all slides of a presentation. To make
design changes in certain slides only, see section on customizing
From the Format menu, choose Apply Design
Clicking the various presentation options shows thumbnail views of
their designs. Click "OK" to choose one.
DO NOT TYPE TEXT on a master slide, unless you
want this text to appear in EACH slide of the presentation.
It is a good idea to set up the master before building
any slides. When you create the master first, all slides you add to
the presentation will be based on that master. If, however, you build
slides before establishing the master, some items on the slides may
not change to conform.You can override some of the
master specifications on individual slides by using the background
and text formatting features, but others,
such as master footers and logos can only be modified on the master
If you wish to keep the design you created using masters for use
in future presentations, you must save it as a template.
Create or open the master slide of the design you want to save.
Select File menu < Save As...
Do NOT change the default 'Save in'
On the Save as type menu, select 'Design Template'.
Give a name to your new design and click 'Save'. The next time
you select Format < Apply Design Template the
design you created will appear in the list of options. Select it
and click 'OK' to apply it to the presentation.
Penn SOM Template
You can find a Penn Medicine PowerPoint template here (UPHS intranet access only)