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How to edit templates in PowerPoint on PC and MAC

This is a general instruction for working with the program. Plus, each of our product has its own instruction, which contains colors, fonts, images and other unique features.

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What it takes to work

Social networks accept animated creatives in video format. PowerPoint supports export to video; this requires version 2016 with an Office 365 subscription for Windows and Mac. (Free for 1 month) Or version 2013 without a subscription, which is no longer supported, but can be found with Microsoft partners.
 
It so happens that they bought a subscription or registered a new account to use another month for free, and the export function in the video did not appear — try to reset the license. Download the file from the official site, run it, it will erase the old license and everything will work.

Install fonts first

Before working with the template, install the fonts by reference from the Read Me file. Then restart PowerPoint.

Below is an example of how to work with Google Fonts. We have already selected all the necessary components of the fonts, you can see them in the COSTOMISE tab, it remains to download, unpack and install.

If the link leads to another resource, then find the Download Font button there.

If the font is not installed, PowerPoint will replace it with some other font and the template structure can “go”.

How to use

Most likely after buying a collection of templates, you received a folder with two .pptx files, one empty, another source with templates. If there are several sizes in the collection, for example 1×1, 4×5, 9×16, then open two identical ones, working and empty.

Next you need to copy the desired source and move to empty.

All this is necessary in order not to produce dozens of files and to always keep the source for future work.

How to open links

The templates have links to sources of photos, it is necessary to respect copyright. To go to the page to the source of the photo, hold down ctrl (cmd) and click on the link with the left mouse button.

Or right-click on the link and select Hyperlink — Follow the link from the drop-down menu.

How to replace the photo

Replace a photo with your own in two ways.

1. The first is through the top menu, select Fill shape-drawing and select a file on your computer.

2. The second — through the side menu Picture format. You can call it through the context menu by clicking on the photo with the right button. Or at the top through the Picture Format tab that appears and then click Format Area. This is a more confusing option, but the side menu gives you more options for editing a photo.

Manage proportions and zoom photos

For example, a photo in a template is vertical, but a horizontal one — PowerPoint will by default compress to vertical dimensions. To correct, click on the photo, the Picture Format tab will appear, next to the Crop button, click on the additional menu and select Fill. Everything, now it is possible to manage proportions and scale.

How to change colors of elements

For example, a photo in a template is vertical, but a horizontal one — PowerPoint will by default compress to vertical dimensions. To correct, click on the photo, the Picture Format tab will appear, next to the Crop button, click on the additional menu and select Fill. Everything, now it is possible to manage proportions and scale.

How to set a gradient element

The gradient is again in trend, let’s not lag;) Select a shape, in the Format tab of the shape, call the Formatting Area (or right-click on the element and call the sidebar through the context menu), click Gradient Fill. A scale of colors and sliders that can set the color and move. There can be a lot of runners, but try not to overdo it, 3-4 is not more, unless there is a task to make a rainbow.