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    How to automatically load template at start?

    Hi there -

    When PowerPoint (2010) starts, is it possible for it to automatically load a template instead of a new document?

    Thanks a ton!
    Last edited by Jon5; 2014-06-26 at 15:21.

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    Hi there - Usually, if I don't get a reply within the first 24 hours, that means I'm outta luck. Anybody want to prove me wrong? Thanks again!

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    Hello again -

    FYI, I just came across the following article. While it pertains to PowerPoint 2013, I'm assuming that it still should for 2010.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/po...695.aspx?CTT=1

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    Create a custom shortcut pointing to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.exe" /N "Path to templates\templatename.potx" (check the path to PowerPoint 2010 on your PC and replace PATH and the template name.

    For example, on my Windows 7 32-bit PC using UK English (code 1033), my custom shortcut to always load the QuizShow template would point to:
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    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE" /N "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\QuizShow.potx"
    A full explanation of PowerPoint's startup switches can be found here. (They're for PowerPoint 2007 but work equally well for PowerPoint 2010.)

    Hope this helps...

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    Perfect--thanks, Rick!

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    There is another way to load a template when PowerPoint launches.

    If you have a PP template that you want to load every time you launch PP, you can make it a PP global template. Make sure that when you save the template that you save it with a .potx extension.

    Then copy the template to this location in your user profile C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\TEMPLATES.

    Once you've copied the template to this location, PowerPoint will automatically open with that template loaded.

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    It won't but it will if you name it Blank.potx

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    Thanks again!

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