Where are the Chart Templates for PowerPoint 2010 Saved?
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint
OS: Windows 7
Date Created: October 10th 2011
Last Updated: October 10th 2011
Excerpt/Capsule: Learn where you can save PowerPoint's chart templates -- especially if you want to share these templates.
All CRTX chart templates you save within PowerPoint 2010 are saved into a default folder location. You really do not have to worry about the default location where PowerPoint saves and expects to find these CTRX chart templates if you are using these templates on just one computer. However if you need to share these CRTX chart templates with other users -- or if you received a CRTX chart template from someone else -- then you need to make sure that these CRTX files are placed in a distinct folder where PowerPoint expects to find them.
Depending upon which version of Windows you are using, this is where you need to copy your CRTX chart template files:
- Windows 8:
- Windows 7:
- Windows Vista:
- Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Microsoft\
As already explained, the chart template files that PowerPoint saves have the CRTX file extension -- and although you can save them anywhere, you will have to make sure they are saved in the default folder locations if you want them available in the Templates category of the Insert Chart dialog, as shown in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1: Chart Template within Insert Chart dialog box
You can also copy these CTRX files and save them in the default folder locations of other computers -- those computer users will then see the same templates.
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