When creating a new Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you can choose between starting with a blank presentation or creating a presentation from an existing template.
To start a new blank presentation:
A template is a predesigned PowerPoint presentation that you can change to suit your needs. When you create a new presentation from a template, you are creating a copy of the original template.
To create a new presentation from a template:
Once you've downloaded a template, it is stored in the My Templates location on your computer.