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How to create and use templates in Slides, Google’s PowerPoint

Surely you have heard of or have ever used Google Slides, since it is a presentation tool which allows us to do the same as a “PowerPoint” but with some limitations. Even so, it is a tool that has no waste and to help you with its introduction or in the case that you already use it, help you in its use, I will show you how to create a template and use it.

Google Slides: Create and use a template.

Create the template:

The first thing we will have to do to create a template is to create a blank document, or failing that, use a predefined one that incorporates this tool and modify it to our liking. For both cases, we will first go to Google slides from that link, or by accessing Drive> Right click> Google Slides> From a blank template / Slideshow.

In our case we will choose a template that already incorporates this tool.

If we have chosen the option “From a template” It will redirect us to the template gallery, where we will have a great variety to choose from. They are sorted by categories or by recent use, if you have already used one.

We will choose the template that best suits what we are looking to do. Once we have found it, we will click to open it and start editing.

Available templates google

Once we have opened what will be our template and we have modified it to our liking to suit our work, we will save it to be able to use it at another time that is necessary.

For it we will modify the name of our template to be able to identify it again and organize it among the different templates that we create in the future. When we have modified the name, we will click on the gray symbol of a folder next to it to move it to a new location.

Change name and location

Once clicked there, a new window will appear, in which we will name the folder including the word “Template” to better identify it. Next we will have to move the template there.

Google Slides folder

As we indicated in the previous step, we will move the template to that folder to organize it with the ones we will create in the future, or to be able to quickly identify it for use. For this we will click on Β«Move hereΒ»

Template in folder

If we have done it correctly, it will send us a message indicating it. If not, check again if the previous steps have been carried out successfully.

Moved correctly

How to use the template again:

If we want to use this template again, we will go back to Google Slides, and we can find it in Recent Presentations or, failing that, we will open it looking for the location in which we store and organize it.

We can do it in two ways:

  1. File> Open> “Folder name”> Open
  2. Open file selector> “Folder name”> Open

File selector

Once opened a window will appear, which is the same for both options, and we will look for the folder in which we store the template.

Folder containing templates

We will open it by clicking on “Open” and inside we will look for the template that we want at that moment. For this reason, the organization of our templates is important, to be able to locate them quickly and / or not lose them.

Open google template

In this way we can edit and use our template whenever we want. With this we avoid the time of organization, design and restructuring of our works, activities and projects.

As we show in the following image, we can see that the template remains intact at all times. We can repeat the steps for all the templates we want to create, or modify the current one.

Complete finished template