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    Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    I created a rainbow background....saved it as a template. Somehow, it is now the default. Now when I begin PowerPoint, I get the rainbow background. How can I get back a blank background? Thank you very much.

    Alan Silberlight

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    Re: Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    Did you name the template Blank.pot? If so, it has become the default presentation. Simply give it a different name to make it "just" a template.

    Templates can be found in Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftTemplates. You must show hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer to see them.

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    Re: Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    Thank you, Hans. The rainbow template was named "default." I renamed it and PowerPoint now opens with a blank slide. By the way, I checked in the templates folder after I made the change. I do not see any templates called "blank" or "default." Is this how it should be?
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    Alan Silberlight

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    Re: Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    If you checked it after renaming the template, it should be OK.

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    Re: Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    Thank you, Hans, but I'm a bit confused. Should I now see a template named "default" or "blank?" There are no templates by that name in the Templates folder.
    Thanks again.
    Alan

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    Re: Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    No, unlike Word, which always creates a default template Normal.dot, PowerPoint doesn't have a default template unless you create it yourself.

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    Re: Blank presentation..not rainbow (PP2003)

    Thank you. I didn't know that. Now it's all clear. Also, it's good to know in case I ever want to create a default template. I seem to recall being asked if I wanted to make the rainbow the default. I probably said yes.I'm not sure since it's been a few weeks but it's clear now.

    Thanks again.
    Alan

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