Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 2: Creating and Saving Presentation Files
Creating and Saving
IN THIS CHAPTER
Starting a new presentation
Saving your work
Setting passwords for i le access
Closing and reopening presentations
Setting i le properties
If you’re an experienced Windows and PowerPoint user, starting new presentations and saving
ﬁ les may be second nature to you. If so — great! You may not need this chapter. On the other
hand, if you aren’t entirely certain about some of the ﬁ ner points, such as saving in different
formats or locations, stick around.
Even people who consider themselves “advanced” users may beneﬁ t from this chapter because it
looks at some of the unique advanced saving features of Ofﬁ ce applications and explains how to
secure ﬁ les with passwords.
Starting a New Presentation
You can start a blank presentation, or you can base the new presentation on a template or on
another presentation. Using a template or existing presentation can save you some time. However,
if you have a speciﬁ c vision you’re going for, starting a presentation from scratch gives you a clean
canvas to work from.
Starting a Blank Presentation
When you open PowerPoint, a Start screen appears. From here you can click Blank Presentation, as
shown in Figure 2.1, or you can just press Esc at the Start screen to access a blank presentation.