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Many companies generate branded slide templates for their organizations. This ensures consistent and increased professionalism across the organization. Frequent presenters know how tedious it can be to click through dozens of activities to change one setting, like adding a logo, selecting the company-approved background color, or enabling text message responses.
The template activity allows you to change all the settings one time, on one activity. Then you can apply those freshly-polished settings to all your organization's future activities.
Important note: Do not use an anonymous activity as your template. Doing so will cause all future activities you create to be anonymous. While other settings can be changed, once an activity is made anonymous it cannot be undone.
Here’s how to create a template:
Step 1: Set up one activity exactly the way you like. Make sure to set the visual settings, response settings, and lock settings.
Helpful tip: It’s best to use a Multiple choice type, so you can choose the look of the labels and bars too.
Step 2: After you have created an activity you would like to use as your template, click the Account admin icon in the bottom left corner of your Activities page. Then, head to Account settings.
Step 3: Under Activity settings, select the activity you prepared as your template and then click Save at the bottom of the page.
Helpful tip: An activity template set at the account level does not supersede those created by the individual presenters. It gives them a baseline to start from, but they are still able to create a personal template specific to their needs.
If the presenter removes the template activity from the settings, then they will need to access those individual activities that inherited the template and adjust the visual settings to remove the logo/branding. It does not remove nor revert the style before the template style was added.
Once the activities have been adjusted within the web, you can perform a Sync all within PowerPoint or Keynote to update the activities without re-inserting.