Microsoft's Best PowerPoint Templates

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Free PowerPoint Presentation Templates From Microsoft

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Free PowerPoint Templates for Better Presentations. (c) Blend Images / Hill Street Studios / Brand X Pictures / Getty Images

Whether you use PowerPoint all the time or are jumping in as a new user, templates are wonderful tools. They can be customized element by element, including color themes. Finding one that is already close to what you want can save you time.

Instead of searching an online site, users now find templates from right within PowerPoint. This means you will search by keyword, which can get a bit tedious.

For that reason, here are suggestions for work or home to help you find great templates faster. 

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Animated Turning Book Pages Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Animated Book Pages Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Animated Turning Book Pages Template for Microsoft PowerPoint sets a festive tone for all looking forward to your holiday meal.

Open PowerPoint, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Countdown Intermission or Break Timer Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Countdown Timer Template for a Presentation Intermission in Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Offer your audience a rest with this Countdown Intermission or Break Timer Template for Microsoft PowerPoint, available for regular or widescreen devices (separate templates for each).

You can search for this presentation by selecting File - New then using the upper left field.

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Financial Icons Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Business Financial Template or Printable Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Business Financial Template or Printable Template for Microsoft PowerPoint contains images beyond what you see here, to create a dynamic presentation of figures and calculations. It's a great place to get ideas or additional design elements.

Begin a new PowerPoint by searching for the template under File - New.

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Lighthouse Timeline Template or Printable With Pictures for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Lighthouse Timeline Template or Printable with Pictures for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Milestones for projects or event timelines can be animated, filling in as you click, thanks to this Lighthouse Timeline Template or Printable with Pictures for Microsoft PowerPoint.

To find presentations like this, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Animated Recolored Image Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Animated Recolored Image Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Setting the right tone can help you convey your message. This Animated Recolored Image Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint sets an artistic tone for your presentation.

Look for this template by entering search terms under File - New. 

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Distressed Grunge Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

Grunge Wood Type Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint
Grunge Wood Type Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Distressed Grunge Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint is a perfect example of design and color themes that come built right in some templates.

These are pre-set combinations of colors or styles you can select for the given layout. That said, you can customize most elements of templates by hand.

Open PowerPoint, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Four Color Tints Photo Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Four Color Photo Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Four Color Tints Photo Template for Microsoft PowerPoint can be used as is or adapted to feature your own photo.

Part of customizing a template is considering the option to insert a text box over a slide such as this. That is how you can add a message over any PowerPoint background.

Open PowerPoint, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Animated Floating Flower Petals Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Animated Floating Orchid Petals Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Add some elegance to a presentation with this interesting Animated Floating Flower Petals Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint, featuring beautiful orchids.

This is just one of many templates you can find featuring flowers. Search for these under File - New. 

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Retro TV Frame with Video Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Retro TV Frame with Video Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

From academic presentations to party fun, you can likely think of many applications for this Retro TV Frame with Video Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. It offers a fun, vintage vibe.

Begin a new PowerPoint presentation by selecting File then New. Search for the template by keyword, then download it if you like the look and feel.

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Business Office City Sketch Illustration Template or Printable for PowerPoint

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Business Office City Sketch Illustration Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Add an artistic flair with this lovely Business Office City Sketch Illustration Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. 

In PowerPoint, select File - New to look for templates like this. You can do this by searching in the field on the upper left of the interface.

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Animated Travel Route Slide Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Animated Travel Route Slide Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Animated Travel Route Slide Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint can be customized with the map image of your choice, and you can also customize the destination points. 

Like other templates in this series, select File then New. From there, you can search for this by keyword.

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Free Country and Continent Map Series Templates or Printables for PowerPoint

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Free Country and Continent World Map Series Templates or Printables for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Use the Free Country and Continent World Map Series Templates or Printables for Microsoft PowerPoint for business, school, or travel projects. 

With PowerPoint already open, click File then New and search in the field on the upper left of the screen. 

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Free Colorful Quiz Game Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Quiz Game Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This free Colorful Quiz Game Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint is customizable for academic fun, business training, and party games. 

Open PowerPoint then select File - New to begin a new presentation and searching for this template by keyword. 

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Animated Numbers on a Curved Path Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Animated Numbers on a Curved Path Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

The Animated Numbers on a Curved Path Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint is a dynamic way to introduce a sequence of topics. 

In PowerPoint, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.