PowerPoint Templates FAQs

The award-winning PowerPoint templates from CrystalGraphics will give your presentations a professional, memorable appearance - the kind of sophisticated look that today's audiences expect. Boasting the world's largest collection of designs, our PowerPoint templates deliver dramatic colors, visually-stunning artistic effects and inspiring photos and videos. Yet, with your success in mind, every PowerPoint template is still subtle enough to keep the content of your presentation at center stage. Here are all the key details:

Please review these FAQs to see if your question is answered on this page. If your question is not addressed here, please contact our Sales department.

Key Features

  • Our award-winning PowerPoint templates selection is the largest in the world, with over 32,000 PowerPlugs templates and 4 million Crystal templates to choose from. All our templates are proprietary, not available anywhere else.
  • Our templates include a variety of text and chart layouts that you can use to create an unlimited number of visually interesting slides. Each layout's default text formatting is carefully positioned and colored to complement the background graphics, and enhanced with intelligent font styles for optimal readability. Each Crystal template includes 18 slide layouts in a single PPTX file. The PowerPlugs templates also include 18 slide layouts, but they are divided into 2 PPTX files: 1 for print purposes and 1 for onscreen presentations. When you first open a template, it may appear that there are fewer slide layouts. But that is only because the main difference between many of the layouts is the way the text boxes and charts are laid out. Before any text or charts are added, those important formatting differences may be hard to see.
  • Yes, all of our templates with image backgrounds have been designed to work with both widescreen and traditional (4:3) aspect ratio presentations. In fact, we have 2 versions of each template for that exact purpose. That prevents the background image from being distorted by PowerPoint as you change between widescreen and non-widescreen slide designs. For your convenience, the website lets you preview the templates each way.
  • The PowerPlugs Templates subscription allows you to download up to 25 PowerPlugs templates per day for a full year to up to 3 computers that you personally use. If for some reason that is not enough for a special situation, please let us know in advance of your need and we'll try to accommodate you. The PowerPlugs Templates PLUS subscription also allows customers to download up to 25 PowerPlugs templates per day for a full year. It also allows you to download up to 25 customizable Crystal templates during that same year.

Purchasing Options

  • If you have a PowerPlugs templates subscription, or you have a PowerPlugs templates PLUS subscription and you've already downloaded 25 or more Crystal templates, you automatically qualify for a discount of 25% off the normal price of all Crystal templates for the duration of your active subscription. That way you can get all the Crystal templates you want while saving money with each additional template you buy.
  • Yes we do offer a 25% discount for qualifying schools and full-time students. For all the details, please contact our Sales department.

Usage Questions

  • You may download your selected templates as soon as your payment is received by PayPal. If you purchased an individual template, you will be provided with a download link both onscreen and via email. Just click on that link to begin the download process. If you purchased a subscription, you will receive an email containing a password to use along with your email address to sign in to any of the templates pages on CrystalGraphics.com. Once you are signed in, you can immediately start downloading your selected templates. You can save the templates to any folder on your computer, so be sure to pick one that you will remember.
  • No. The "Crystal", "PowerPlugs", "Shutterstock" and most of the other text that you see in the template images shown on our website and in the trial versions of the templates will not be included in the purchased templates. Any text contained in the background images, such as the year or other desirable, template-enhancing wording, will remain.
  • You can either open a template to start a new presentation or you can add a template to an existing presentation. To open a template, just double click on it or use PowerPoint's File > Open tool. To add a template to an existing presentation, on the Design tab, in the Themes group, click Browse for Themes... then browse to select your template.
  • Yes, you can change pretty much anything in your purchased templates then save them back to disk as a template for future use along with all your saved changes. The first step is to open your template, then get into template editing mode by clicking on View tab > Master Views group > Slide Master. From there you could add a logo or change the colors or positions of the text or artwork or even change the background of the template. Then save your customized template as a PowerPoint Template (*.potx).

Licensing Restrictions

  • You are authorized to download each paid-for template to up to 3 of your cookie-enabled computers or other devices and to use the templates you download in as many presentations as you want. But you are not authorized to share the templates, themselves, with others.
  • Yes. After your subscription expires, you won't lose any rights or ability to use your PowerPlugs: Templates for PowerPoint. You won't be able to download any new non-watermarked templates. But the non-watermarked templates you've already downloaded will still work and you can still use them as before.
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System Requirements

  • (1) Any version of PowerPoint up through and including PowerPoint 2019.
    (2) Any version of Windows up to and including Windows 10.
    (3) Up to 6 MB disk storage per template.
  • Generally yes. Some of our templates include video backgrounds that only work on PCs. But all of our templates use PowerPoint's latest file format. As a result all of our templates with static image backgrounds are fully supported by - and work very well with - Google Slides and on Macs by both PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. But, when in doubt, we recommend that you download a free trial version of the template you are interested in before making your purchase.

Trust Issues

  • Based in Silicon Valley, CrystalGraphics is a graphics pioneer, having been one of the very first companies to introduce templates and graphics-enhancing add-ins for PowerPoint, beginning in 1998. We now have over 200,000 satisfied customers around the world. In fact, over 90% of Fortune 1000 companies use our products. We've received 3 Standing Ovation Awards for "Best PowerPoint Templates" and "Best PowerPoint Plugins" from Presentations magazine. Other awards include 5-star ratings from both PC Magazine and c|net, as well as a "Professional's Choice Award" and a "Best Buy Award" from other publications.
  • Yes! We offer free technical support and a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase.


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