How do I make a default Powerpoint template open when I launch Powerpoint

This is probably a very elementary question so I apologize for my junior level of understanding with MS Powerpoint. I have a template file and I use this template file for every presentation I create. How do I make it the default presentation every time I want to create a new file. It seems silly that I need to select the template file every time.

I am on Powerpoint 2011 for Mac.
Brad RubinAsked:
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1. Open the template file you use.

2. Go to the Themes tab.

3. Click Save Theme and choose Set Current Theme as Default

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Brad RubinAuthor Commented:
Thanks...not the most intuitive way to do it, but it worked.
Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
Where is the Themes tab?
Brad RubinAuthor Commented:
I am attaching a screenshot of the Themes tab from my Mac.
Themes tab
Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
Doh. That'll teach me for being blind to the word "Mac" in your question! Shame on me.
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