Renaming a Master Template in PowerPoint 2007

So, this is not directly SharePoint related, however, I speak on SharePoint, presenting my slide decks using PowerPoint, store slides within a Slide Library in SharePoint, and this happened to be something I figured out while building a deck on SharePoint. So, in essence, this is SharePoint related!

So, I had an old template which I needed to change the Slide Master template name on, shown below. This is not quite apparent by bumbling around the various properties windows… but I did find a solution.


Go to View > Slide Master


Then click on the top-most slide in the template deck


And then click on Rename



Once you do so, you can now officially re-name the template name.




About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for Insight, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 15 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

5 Responses to Renaming a Master Template in PowerPoint 2007

  1. Heather says:

    The only answer I have gotten from this question and I have been searching the web for a half hour. Thanks Geoff!

  2. Andrew says:

    Thanks for this so easy once you know.

  3. victorious says:

    You’re a genious…it worked!

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