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Solved: Powerpoint 2003 Start Slide

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by RGHmktg, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. RGHmktg

    RGHmktg Thread Starter

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    Just installed PPT 03 w/W2K. The slide that auto-opens on launch is a title slide. I'd like it to open with a plain, blank slide (no text boxes). How can I make that change, pls?\
    Bob
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Delete the text or the entire slide and insert a blank slide.
     
  3. RGHmktg

    RGHmktg Thread Starter

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    DH...thanx for the prompt reply. Here's my problem in more detail. I created a blank slide, then saved it with two file names in 7 locations, overwriting what was already in place:
    "Powerpnt.ppt" and "Presentation1.ppt"
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Templates\
    C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Templates\
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates\
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Powerpoint\
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Startup\

    Yet, when I launch PPT, I still get the title slide. Any ideas?
    Bob
     
  4. cherry pie

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    do you mean you want power point to open each time on a blank slide? not only for a certain presentation?

    if that's the case, I'm not sure if there's a way to change the default.
    But a work around is to open power point, delete the titles text boxes > save as then from the save as type choose (.pot) it will be saved in a default folder but you can save it on your desktop (or create a shortcut) for easy access. This is a template that will open a new presentation each time you launch it with the blank slide you created.
     
  5. bomb #21

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    Found the below in Help for 2K -- and it worked. Search Help in your version to see if there's something similar.

    Change the default format of the blank presentation

    You might want to change the default format of the blank presentation if, for example, you always use a certain color scheme or if you want the logo of your company in every presentation.

    Open an existing presentation or create a new one.

    Change the presentation to suit your needs.

    On the File menu, click Save As.

    In the Save as type box, click Design Template.

    In the File name box, type Blank Presentation, and then click Save.

    If a message box is displayed, click Yes to replace the existing blank presentation.
     
  6. RGHmktg

    RGHmktg Thread Starter

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    That did it! Thanx!
     
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