In "General" you can find the category Startup, where you can configure how PowerPoint® acts upon opening masters and the presentation settings.
If you select the option Force master selection at startup a window opens that prompts you to choose a master deposited in empower® before PowerPoint® opens. In other words: PowerPoint® can only be opened with a centrally approved master template. This has the advantage that empower® users are now unable to create new presentations from blank masters that are not conform to corporate design. This is the reason why this setting is selected by default. To avoid having to select a master every time you start PowerPoint® you can set a master as a default template. If the option “Force master selection at startup” is deactivated, PowerPoint® will open with a blank template. You can find instructions in chapter Default Template.
Show Header- and Footerfields in Presentation Settings allows you to display header and footer settings for their respective fields in Presentation Settings, which can be accessed via the empower® menu. If this function is deactivated, Presentation Settings only allow you to set the language of the current presentation.