Set Default Layout Add-in for PowerPoint 2000 or later
PowerPoint always creates a new presentation with a slide with the Title layout. There no way to set a default layout to be used whenever a new slide is inserted into the presentation. The Set Default Layout add-in is specifically designed to tackle this annoyance. Load the add-in and select the default slide layout, from this list.
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Download and unzip the contents to a folder.
Launch PowerPoint and load the add-in 'Layout.ppa' (To learn how to load an add-in click here).
A 'Defaults' combo box will appear on the 'Standard' menu bar.
Select the layout in which the new slides should be inserted.
Now whenever you insert a new slide it will apply the
layout selected in the combo box automatically.
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