IMC has created templates for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint with the University’s branding. You can download those templates and install them to your Office software and make them available for every document you create.

Word

In Office 2010 for Windows:

  1. Click on the Word button for your desired template (brochures & programs, envelopes, mailing labels, menu, name badges, one-pagers, postcards, posters, stationery, table tents) at valpo.edu/brand/downloads/index.php
  2. If prompted, open the template in Word.
  3. Make any necessary changes in the text boxes on the template.
  4. When your changes are complete, click “File” then “Save as” and select this location in the navigation menu on the left: Microsoft Word \ Templates
  5. Give your file a name (you can leave it the same).  In the “Save as type” field, select “Word template.”  Click “Save.”  The file is now saved as a template on your local computer – you don’t have to re-download it every time.
  6. To create a new file using the saved template, click on “File” then “New” then “My templates.”
  7. Select your template, verify the option for “create new document” is selected, and click “OK.”
  8. Type in your text and save as you normally would.

In Office 2011 for Mac:

  1. Click on the Word button to download your desired template at valpo.edu/brand/downloads/index.php
  2. If prompted, open the template in Word.
  3. Make any necessary changes in the text boxes on the template.
  4. When your changes are complete, click “File” then “Save as.”
  5. Give your file a name (you can leave it the same).  Click in the “Format” field and select “Word template (.dotx).”  Click “Save.”  The file is now saved as a template on your local computer – you don’t have to re-download it every time.
  6. To create a new file using the saved template, click on “File” then “Project Gallery.”
  7. Click on the template you created, then click “Open a copy.”
  8. Type in your text and save as you normally would.

PowerPoint

In Office 2010 for Windows:

  1. Click on one of the 2007-2010 versions at valpo.edu/brand/downloads/power-point.php
  2. If prompted, open the template in PowerPoint.
  3. Click on the View tab and select “Slide Master.”
  4. Click the “Themes” button and select “Save Current Theme.”
  5. Name the theme and click “Save”
  6. The template will now be available as a theme whenever you are creating a slide show.

In Office 2011 for Mac:

  1. Click on the 2007-2010 version at valpo.edu/brand/downloads/power-point.php
  2. If prompted, open the template in PowerPoint.
  3. Click on “View” then “Master” then “Slide Master.”
  4. Click on the Themes tab and select “Save Theme.”
  5. Name the theme and click “Save.”
  6. The template will now be available as a theme whenever you are creating a slide show.