Click on a button in the ribbon above to learn more about the functions of Smarter Slides.

Pre-defined PowerPoint templates and custom template library.

Insert PowerPoint Templates from the Smarter Slides Template GallerySmarter Templates

Select a template out of a continuously increasing library of pre-designed PowerPoint templates.
Are you bored by starring at a blank page and need some inspiration? Do you create an organigram for the first time? Do you ask yourself how a process flow can look like? Just choose a template directly from the gallery (also offline available) and then template will be inserted in your current presentation. To make it even easier, you can also define your own template settings such as standard colors or fonts and each template will be inserted already adjusted to your requirements.
Insert Smarter Templates and PowerPoint inspirations with Smarter Slides

Save your custom templates in your personal template galleryCustom Templates

Start building your own custom template gallery.
If you have created your own fabulous slide or amazing shape formation, you are now able to add the design to the custom template gallery. This will make them available for later use. Get more organized instead of searching: From now on you won’t be saying “I created something similar before” anymore. Like the Smarter Template gallery, you can choose your custom template from the gallery and the template will be inserted in your current presentation.
Save your custom PowerPoint template

Smarter Templates

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Basic / Cover / Agenda / Infographic / Process and workflow / Data-driven / Timeline and calendar / Organigram / Maps / Icons / All
Open the template gallery with little snapshots of available templates. Galleries are divided into categories:
  • Basic: templates which main focuses are textboxes
  • Cover: templates which can be used as cover slide for your presentation
  • Agenda: templates to create agenda or content slides
  • Infographic: templates which focus on graphical aspects
  • Process and workflow: templates to display processes and workflows in a sequential order
  • Data-driven: templates which main focus is to display data and figures within illustrations
  • Timeline and calendar: templates for yearly-based timelines, project plans and monthly calendars
  • Organigram: templates to illustrate organigrams
  • Maps: templates which contain different country and continent maps
  • Icons: collections of icons in different categories (status, people, communication, devices, notification, charts, travel and office)
  • All: all templates regardless of their category
Click on the snapshot to insert the respective template. This action will open the template gallery in the background, copy the respective shapes and insert it to the current presentation. Depending on your admin settings, you might be prompted to select further settings (Template Manager) before the template is inserted. Some templates provide you different versions (e.g. single text box, two text boxes, three text boxes, etc.). If different versions for the selected template exist, the snapshot will contain a disclaimer on the top-right side. If such a template is selected, you will be prompted to select the version after you have clicked on the snapshot. Note that the current presentation needs to be saved at least one time before using the template gallery function.

Template Manager


New slide / Current slide
Choose “Current slide” to insert the respective template on the currently selected slide. Current selection is retrieved by your selection within the slide preview (selection is marked red). If no slide is selected the function is disabled. Choose “New slide” to insert the respective template on a new inserted slide. If you have selected a slide within the slide preview (selection is marked red), the template will be inserted on a new slide after the currently selected slide. If no selection is made, the template will be inserted on a new slide as slide 1. Default selection can be changed with the Custom Settings.

Adjust to placeholder size and position
Check to automatically adjust the template height and/or width as well as position to the master layout (text placeholder) settings. If no master layout is defined on the current slide the first master layout (text placeholder) within the slide master is determined. Alternatively you can define your own custom placeholder settings as well as the default selection within the Custom Settings.
Change to own colors
Check to automatically change the color of the template shapes to your own defined colors (see Custom Settings).
Change to monocolor
Check to automatically change the color of the template shapes to only one color. Base color will be the first color selected within your custom color palette (see Custom Settings) or the basic Smarter Slides blue.
Color options
Click to change the color palette for the respective template. After click on the color field, the Color Selection Manager window will open to enable the color selection. Default colors can be changed within the Custom Settings Manager.
Delete placeholder text
All template text shapes are filled with a placeholder text. Check to automatically delete these placeholders after inserting the template. Default selection can be changed with the Custom Settings.
Prompt settings for each template
Check if you want to be prompted to change these settings before inserting a template. If this option is checked, the Template Manager will be opened each time before inserting a template. Default selection can be changed with the Custom Settings.
Save
Click “Save” to save your setting changes. Saved settings will be displayed as default selection and Custom Settings will be adjusted accordingly.
OK
Click “OK” to insert the chosen template with the currently settings. After successfully inserting the template, the pop-up window will disappear.

Custom Templates

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Open the Custom Template gallery
Click to open the Custom Template gallery. If you haven’t opened the gallery within your current session or if you have made changes to it, the gallery will be initially loaded. If this is the case, you will see the pop-up message “Custom Gallery Update”. Afterwards click again on this button to access the gallery. Click on the snapshot to insert the respective custom template. This action will open the gallery in the background, copy the respective shapes and insert it to the current presentation. If a slide is selected, you will be asked if the shapes shall be inserted on the current slide or on a new slide (Custom Template Manager). If no slide is selected a new slide will be inserted at the beginning of the presentation. Note that the current presentation needs to be saved at least one time before using the Custom Template gallery function.
Save Custom Template gallery
Select a single shape or several shapes to save the current selection in your Custom Template gallery. Click on the star to open the Custom Template Manager and to finally save your custom template. From there on, the template can be inserted via the Custom Template gallery in every presentation. Note that the current presentation needs to be saved at least one time before using the custom template gallery function.
Change or delete custom templates
Click here to change, rename or delete already saved custom templates. After clicking the custom template gallery (.pptx) will be opened as a separate presentation. On the top-right of the new window you will find instructions for the procedure of changing, renaming or deleting custom templates. Please follow these instructions to avoid any errors. To finalize or discard your changes use the button within the pop-up message on the top-right of the window.

Custom Template Manager


New slide / Current slide
Choose “Current slide” to insert the respective template on the currently selected slide. Current selection is retrieved by your selection within the slide preview (selection is marked red). If no slide is selected the function is disabled. Choose “New slide” to insert the respective template on a new inserted slide. If you have selected a slide within the slide preview (selection is marked red), the template will be inserted on a new slide after the currently selected slide. If no selection is made, the template will be inserted on a new slide as slide 1. Default selection can be changed with the Custom Settings.
OK
Click “OK” to insert the chosen template with the currently settings. After successfully inserting the template, the pop-up window will disappear.

Save Custom Template Manager

Custom template name
Enter the name of the custom template within this text box. The name does not need to be unique. Name will be used as template name within the Custom Template Gallery.
OK
Click “Ok” to save selected shapes as custom template. After successfully saving the template, the pop-up window will disappear.