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Apply the Color Scheme from the Design Template
Use PowerPoint format painter to copy the design template

Use PowerPoint Format Painter to copy the design template

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Apply the Color Scheme from the Design Template

  1. Apply color scheme to one slide only
    • Click on the Format Painter button on the toolbar to activate it.

    • (Don't miss this step) - Click on the title bar of the new presentation.

    • Click on the miniature version of the slide in the Outline / Slides pane. The formatting is applied to the new slide.

  2. Apply color scheme to several slides
    • Double click on the Format Painter button on the toolbar to activate. (Double clicking allows you to apply the formatting to more than one slide.)

    • (Don't miss this step) - Click on the title bar of the new presentation.

    • Click on the thumbnail version of each of the slides in the Outline / Slides pane. The formatting is applied to the new slides.

Important Note - Changes made to individual slides in the original presentation (such as font styles), do not change the design template of that presentation. Therefore, graphic objects or font changes added to individual slides would not copy over to a new presentation. These changes need to be made to the Master Slide(s) of that original presentation.

Here is an animated video of the steps to perform this task, as well as screen shots of the completed slides with the new color fomatting applied.
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