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New AU templates for Word and PowerPoint

As of 24 April, you and your computer will get new AU templates for Word and PowerPoint. The university's templates, which include everything from letterheads to presentations, will be upgraded in accordance with the university's design line. See what it means for you and what you should do.

2017.04.20 | Lise Wendel Eriksen

New Word and PowerPoint templates for AU staff on 24 April 2017

Perhaps you have already noticed the small box that pops up when you open Word or PowerPoint and tells you that the new AU templates are on the way. 24 April is the cut-off date for the university to transfer to the new 'Templafy' templates.

What’s new?

  • The PowerPoint standard template has been redesigned.
  • The Word templates have been redesigned and more new templates will be available soon.
  • The templates contain the logo and seal for each individual unit in accordance with the decisions made by the faculties.
  • There is an improved user experience for Mac users.
  • There is access to a library function that has already been created, so you can use and share images, standard slides and standard text elements across an organisational unit.
  • The solution is cloud-based which therefore means you only require internet access to download the templates.

The co-branding templates for use in connection with the collaboration with the region will be upgraded at a later time. They can still be downloaded from here

What do I need to do?

That depends on whether your computer is on the UNI domain or not. Your computer is connected to the UNI domain, if you need to write your AU ID when you log onto your computer.

  • If you are on the UNI domain, you will not need to do anything – just do what you normally do. The new upgraded templates will automatically replace the existing templates, and you can work in the same way as before.
  • If you use Mac or if your computer is not yet joined to the UNI domain, you must access the templates via office.au.dk. In order to obtain full functionality, it is however a good idea to get your computer transitioned to the UNI domain, as the templates will then already be integrated in Word and PowerPoint. The transition can be done by contacting IT support.
  • Please note that the old templates will be uninstalled from all computers and cannot be used after 24 April 2017.

Where can I find help?

If you cannot get the templates to work after 24 April, you have the option of:

  • Visiting Staff service where you can find information about the new template solution including video guides on how to use the templates. You can also find contact information if you need support.
  • Contacting IT support in connection with technical issues and problems that cannot be resolved via the staff pages.
  • Any questions about the project itself should be sent to Pia Hvid Tønnesen, project manager in AU IT, Web - User Experience.
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