I prefer a different approach, and this works with POT files and PPT files
Let's say you have two presentation files, "Company Template.ppt" and "My
Presentation.ppt". The objective is to apply the company template to your
(Note, all directions are for Powerpoint 2003)
- Open "My Presentation.ppt".
- Select "Format/Slide Design"
- When the Slide Design panel opens up on the right hand side, at the bottom
of the panel you'll see a link labelled "Browse..." , click this link.
- The "Apply Design Template" dialogue box opens up, and you need to browse
for the "Company Template.ppt" file. When you find it, click "Apply".
This will apply the template. But you need to check that any features that
are not on the master have actually been brought over. Also, templates are
only a first approximation for formatting. Always check the presentation
completely for correct formatting, and make sure you run it from end to end
in slideshow mode.
Note that folks who use POT templates can probably explain why they're
different from using a PPT file as the template. I've never really
understood the point of POT files, but it's probably something I've missed.