Mark Heaps

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2020.

Building PowerPoint Templates for Your Team and Clients

Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Central

Imagine sharing your beautifully designed and painstakingly crafted files with your client, knowing that they will edit the files on their own. Sounds like a nightmare, right? But for presentation designers, this is the reality for almost every project. You hand over your work knowing full well that it may be changed by someone else—sometimes dramatically!

In this session, you’ll learn how to construct and prepare presentations for sharing and editing beyond your system. We’ll focus on PowerPoint files, with some specific tips for Keynote and Google Slides users.

This session will include:

  • The difference between final files and templates
  • Choosing fonts for different scenarios
  • Setting up theme elements
  • Creating custom layouts and off-slide instructions
  • Building solid masters