Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a New
— Content with Caption has a title box across the top, text box on the left
side, and a large content box on the right side.
— Picture with Caption has a large box for a picture, which takes up most
of the screen, with two text boxes beneath it: one for a title and one for
Choosing a slide type can save you time. But, as Chapter 21 explains, editing
slides and moving around their content is easy, so you never have to worry
about choosing the “wrong” slide type—there’s really no such thing.
PowerPoint puts the slide in your presentation, ready for you to add whatever
Page 548 shows you how to add text to a slide. But mere text alone makes for a
boring presentation. When it’s time to add things like images, audio or video clips,
tables, and charts, follow these steps:
1. Insert a new slidewith a content box into your presentation by going to
The menu that opens includes four slide types with space for content: Title
and Content (shown in Figure 20-5), Two Content, Comparison, and Content
PowerPoint adds the new slide to your presentation and presents it front and
center in your workspace.
For a table, PowerPoint asks how many columns and rows you want. For the
other kinds of content, PowerPoint opens a dialog box that lets you find and
select the image or media clip you want.
Now it’s time to edit, if necessary (see Chapter 21 for more about that).
Note: You don’t have to use a slide with a content box to add a picture, SmartArt, a table, or whatever.
On any slide, go to the Insert tab (Alt, N) to add any kind of content you want.