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Changing shape defaults Power Point

I know that if I set in a shape the color and line weights as I want them - that I can then right click the shape and Set As Default Shape.  But if I then close this slide show and create  a new one all the default information about how I want my shapes to appear is lost.  I want to save the defaults such then when I click File/New I always get the shapes in the color and etc that I specified.  Is there any way to do this?  

On a related note when I do File/New/Blank Presentation/Create - by default it gives me a slide with two sections.  I just want a completely blank page to appear with no sections.  Is it possible to do this?
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amigan_99
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Echo_SCommented:
You need to edit a blank template and save it as your default. That will allow you to set the default shapes as you ask and have them appear when you use File | New.

http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ01010_Create_your_own_default_presentation.htm tells you where to save it, Be sure to name it as described there also. (Probably you need Blank.potx, but I can't say for sure without knowing which version of PPT.)

To make the blank slide layout the default, choose File  New | Blank Presentation | Create, then click Layout on the Home tab and choose Blank to change the layout of the default slide that appears when you use File | New.

Now make your shape default changes and anything else you want to do then save as blank.potx in the folder described in the article above.
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amigan_99Author Commented:
Wow - this is a mystery of the ages solved.  Thank you very much!
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