Our templates are designed to make it easy for you to follow the college and university brand.

Using the templates shows your affiliation with The Ohio State University; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); Ohio State University Extension; and/or the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

You may use these templates as they are, or use them as a guide to create your own materials. If you have questions or ideas about the templates, contact CFAES_BAT@osu.edu.

How to use our templates

All of our templates are in PowerPoint. If you have InDesign and would like the templates in InDesign, contact CFAES_BAT@osu.edu. We provide a variety of template options for each type of publication.

Once you download the template, simply click on the sample text and replace it with your own content. The pink boxes indicate where you should place photos, graphs, charts, etc. If you do not have images to add to the publication, simply delete the pink boxes.

For any template using the top band for OARDC or OSU Extension, you must spell out Ohio State University Extension or Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in capital letters in that top band.

Using PowerPoint templates

We have created three PowerPoint templates. Each of the templates has numerous, designed slide layouts with preset formatting for the headline and slide text. The slide layouts have introductory slides, transition slides, text-only slides, text and image slides, and image-only slides.

To add a new slide, click on the arrow in the New Slide button on the Home tab. All of the slide layout options will appear. Select the one you want to use. To type a headline, click on the headline text. To type slide text, click on the First Level text box.

For headlines, there are two slide layout options: one for a single-line headline and one for a double-line headline. Indents are preset for slide text, fonts and sizes, spacing, and bullets. You should not have to adjust the formatting.

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