Question: I am trying to convert a couple of ppt presentations over to a new assigned template for a national meeting. I can’t seem to figure out how to do this simply. I tried using the re-use slide options and also saving the template as a theme, but the slides don’t seem to convert.
Answer: How you were describing it should work, but the problem was you were on the title page when you saved the template as a theme, and for some odd reason the title page did not convert properly. When you tried saving the theme from a bullet text slide, the design saved properly. However, I think the easiest way to accomplish this is to open the template sample, and then use the Reuse Slide option from Home tab > New Slide. Then browse for your presentation and right click on one slide and select All Slides. All slides should be inserted into the template, taking on the template’s design. You may have to delete slides from the template you are not using and you may have to tweak the layout on the slides. We found on your presentation the title page needed to be applied separately because the original presentation may have had manual changes.