Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 3: Creating Slides and Text Boxes
Creating Slides and Text Boxes
IN THIS CHAPTER
Creating new slides
Inserting content from external sources
Using content placeholders
Creating text boxes manually
Working with text boxes
PowerPoint makes it easy to create consistent, attractive slides that use standard preset lay-
outs. You just choose the layout that you want for a particular slide and then ﬁ ll in its place-
holders with text, graphics, or other content.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to build a simple text-based presentation by creating new slides
and entering text on them. You’ll learn how to import content from other programs, and how to
create, size, and position text boxes to hold the text for your presentation.
Creating New Slides
Different templates start a presentation with different numbers and types of slides. A blank presen-
tation has only a single slide, and you must create any others that you want.
There are several ways to create new slides. For example, you can type new text in the outline and
then promote it to slide status, or you can add slides with the New Slide button that is on the Home
tab. You can also copy existing slides, either within the same presentation or from other sources.
The following sections outline these procedures in more detail.
Creating New Slides from Outline View
As discussed in Chapter 1Outline view shows the text from the presentation’s slides in a hierarchi-
cal tree, with the slide titles at the top level (the slide level) and the various levels of bulleted