Perhaps you’ve created charts with your company’s colors for a PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint lets you save your chart as a template so you can reuse it. A PowerPoint chart template holds data series’ colors, gridline settings, plot area colors, font settings, and the like. It doesn’t hold data. Select the saved chart you want to save as a template and follow these steps to make a template out of it:


Click the (Chart Tools) Design tab.

You need to be in Design mode to save a chart as a template.


Click the Save As Template button.

You can find this button in the Type group. You see the Save Chart Template dialog box.


Enter a descriptive name for the template and click the Save button.

Include the type of chart you’re dealing with in the name. Doing so will help you understand which template you’re selecting when the time comes to choose a chart template.

To create a chart from your own customized template, start as you normally would by clicking the Chart button on the Insert tab, and then click Templates in the Create Chart dialog box. The dialog box shows a list of templates you created. Select a template and click OK.