Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating New Slides for Your Presentation
Inserting a new slide
Follow these steps to insert a new slide in your presentation:
1. Select the slide that you want the new slide to go after.
In Normal view, select the slide on the Slides pane. In Slide Sorter view,
select the slide in the main window.
2. On the Home or Insert tab, click the bottom half of the New Slide
You see a drop-down list of slide layouts. (If you click the top half of
the New Slide button, you insert a slide with the same layout as the one
you selected in Step 1.) Figure 1-6 shows what the slide layouts look like
(left), what a slide looks like right after you insert it (middle), and
finished slides (right).
3. Select the slide layout that best approximates the slide you want to
Don’t worry too much about selecting the right layout. You can change
slide layouts later on, as “Selecting a different layout for a slide” explains
later in this chapter.
Speed techniques for inserting slides
When you’re in a hurry, use these techniques to insert a slide:
✦ Creating a duplicate slide: Select the slide or slides you want to
duplicate, and on the Home or Insert tab, open the drop-down list on the New
Slide button and choose Duplicate Selected Slides. You can also open
the drop-down menu on the Copy button and choose Duplicate.
✦ Copying and pasting slides: Click the slide you want to copy (or
Ctrl+click to select more than one slide) and then click the Copy button
on the Home tab (or press Ctrl+C). Next, click to select the slide that
you want the copied slide (or slides) to appear after and click the Paste
button (or press Ctrl+V).
✦ Recycling slides from other presentations: Select the slide that you
want the recycled slides to follow in your presentation, and on the
Home tab, open the drop-down list on the New Slide button and
choose Reuse Slides. The Reuse Slides task pane opens. Open the
drop-down list on the Browse button, choose Browse File, and select
a presentation in the Browse dialog box. The Reuse Slides task pane
shows thumbnail versions of slides in the presentation you selected.
One at a time, click slides to add them to your presentation. You can
right-click a slide and choose Insert All Slides to grab all the slides in