Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright Indezine.com 2000-2021.



Saving Chart Templates in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to save chart templates in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. A chart template saves all formats and tweaks, and can be invaluable as a starting point when you want to create a similar-looking chart.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher



Learn PowerPoint

Presentation Management 16: Training Starts the Conversation



You can tweak your chart in PowerPoint as much as you want so that the resulting chart follows your specifications. You have now created a standard that you may want to replicate often. PowerPoint makes it easy to save the chart you create as a template. Saving a chart as a template saves all the tweaks you made, and you can use the template as a starting point when you insert another chart.

Follow these steps to learn how to save a chart as template in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows:

  1. Select the chart that you want to save as a template. You can see a chart selected, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  2. Chart selected
    Figure 1: Chart selected
  3. Right-click the selected chart, and from the resultant contextual menu, select the Save as Template option, as shown in Figure 2, below.
  4. Save as Template option is selected
    Figure 2: Save as Template option is selected
  5. Doing so brings up the Save Chart Template dialog box, as shown in Figure 3, below. Note that you don't have to choose a folder location if you want to use this template on the same computer where it was created. Give your template a name, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, and save it by clicking the Save button.
  6. Save Chart Template dialog box
    Figure 3: Save Chart Template dialog box
  7. Use File Names that Make Sense

  8. It is a good idea to give a nice, descriptive name that you can remember later -- Chart1.crtx may mean nothing to you next week, but something like Company Primary Colors Column Chart.crtx may make so much more sense! Note that the extension crtx is automatically suffixed to the file name you choose—CRTX is the chart template format that PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office applications use.
  9. The next time you want to use the saved template as a starting point for a new chart, click the Insert Chart button on a content placeholder. Alternatively, select the Insert tab of the Ribbon and click the Chart button within the Insert tab.
  10. Either way you will see the Insert Chart dialog box. Within the left pane, select the Templates category, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4, below, to access the chart template(s) you saved. Note that you can see a tool-tip when you hover your cursor over a custom chart template, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 4. This is essentially the name you provided to the CRTX file in Step 3. Select the chart template you want, and click the OK button.
  11. Chart Template within Insert Chart dialog box
    Figure 4: Chart Template within Insert Chart dialog box
  12. Doing so will insert a new chart on your active slide based on your saved chart template.

So, where are these chart templates saved? And can you move these chart templates from one computer to another? Look at these tutorials to find out more:

Where are Chart Templates for PowerPoint 2013 Saved?
Where are Chart Templates for PowerPoint 2011 Saved?
Where are Chart Templates for PowerPoint 2010 Saved?


See Also:

Chart Templates: Saving Chart Templates (Glossary Page)

Saving Chart Templates in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Saving Chart Templates in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

You May Also Like: 5 Steps to Creating a Killer Pitch Deck When Raising Funds | Artichoke PowerPoint Templates


Popular Posts

Snow Effect in PowerPoint
Create a snow fall effect inside PowerPoint using animation techniques.

PowerPoint Transitions: Curtains
Explore the Curtains transition effect in PowerPoint.

Pivot Tables in PowerPoint: by Kasper Langmann
One of the most commonly used features in Microsoft Excel is the Pivot Table. A Pivot Table simply allows you to make better sense of data by giving you different options of how to view that data.

Get More SmartArt Graphics
Learn how you can get more SmartArt graphic variants.



Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories, and you’re done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Saving Chart Templates in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2021, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.