The department would prefer graduate researchers and faculty to use the following department PowerPoint templates; however, it is not a hard-and-fast rule. We understand that there are times when the templates are not suitable to specific projects, or when other agencies request the use of their templates.
You should Google up on how to use templates (potx) files before you start using these templates. They are NOT PowerPoint presentation files. You should save them to your local machine and then in PowerPoint, click File > New > New from existing (and then browse to your potx file).