Q Is Not Using My Template When Exporting To PowerPoint

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Usually, this problem is a result of one of the following:

  • You have not created/opened a PowerPoint file for Q to export into. That is, to use a PowerPoint template file, you need to first create a file in PowerPoint and open this, and then select this file when exporting from Q (i.e., Q does not directly open PowerPoint Template *.potx files).
  • You have not updated the settings in User Options > Export Chart Defaults (e.g., your Chart Templates are saved in a different directory to the one shown there).
  • The SLIDE MASTER settings in PowerPoint are not correct. That is, when exporting, Q uses the Color and various layout options in SLIDE MASTER, so if you are in the habit of modifying presentations manually on every slide in the presentation, rather than by setting things in the SLIDE MASTER, there is no that Q can deduce how you require the export.
  • There is a problem with your Chart Templates.