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Find a Presentation
Find a Presentation
Sometimes you want to open a presentation file but you forget what you named it or you forget
which folder contains it. Finding that file is very important because you need it not only to
design the presentation, but also to present the slide show. If it is not on the Recent Presentations
list in Backstage view and browsing for it is unsuccessful, you can use the PowerPoint search feature
to locate the file. You can also use the search feature on the Windows 8 Start screen to locate it.
Find a Presentation
Use the Open Dialog Box
1 Click the File tab to show
Backstage view.
2 Click Open .
3 Click Computer .
4 Click Browse .
5 Click the parent folder that you
think may hold the file, even if
you think it is in a subfolder.
6 Type a keyword in the search
text box.
Note: PowerPoint searches filenames
and file contents.
This example searches for Water.
As you type, the Open dialog box
shows files containing the keyword.
7 If PowerPoint finds your file, click it.
8 Click Open
The file opens.
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