Click the Don’t show on title slide check box if you do not want the placeholders to appear on the title slides. By default, the date/time does not appear even though the placeholder is turned on. Question 87565 views Hi I would like to replace the default blank template that appears when PowerPoint 2010 is started by another one. Thanks to PowerPoint MVPs Echo Swinford for the near-total rewrite and re-organization of this FAQ and Geetesh Bajaj for the updates for Mac 2008 and 2011. Did this solve your problem? If so, please consider supporting the PPT FAQ with a small PayPal donation.