Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding New Slides
Chapter 14
Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
If you just want a plain blank template, from the
Blank and recent category choose Blank
Presentation and then click the Create button. If
you want one of the already installed templates,
from the Sample Templates category, choose a
template and click Create. If you select one of the
templates from Office.com, click the template you
want, such as seen in Figure 14-5, and then click
the Download button. PowerPoint downloads the
template and displays it on your screen.
Download button
Download Only Once
You have to download a template only once.
The next time you want the template, you
see it listed under the Recent Templates
category or under My Templates.
Figure 14-5
Save time by beginning with a predesigned
template available online.
Adding New Slides
After you create the presentation, you
can begin working on the first blank slide
for the presentation title, or you can start
inserting the slides. Slides use slide layouts, which
are preformatted slide designs that help you enter
text, graphics, and other things. Some layouts have
text placeholders for entering titles and other text,
whereas some contain content placeholders for
inserting tables, charts, diagrams, pictures, clipart,
images, or video.
Inserting Blank Slides
When you insert a slide, you must select the layout
that best resembles the slide you want to create.
Don’t worry…you can later change to a different
layout or change any component of the slide.
Choose Home>Slides and click the arrow at the
bottom of the New Slide button. A list of slide
layouts appears as seen in Figure 14-6. Choose the
layout you want. With one exception, all the slide
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