New Presentation


 New Presentation

You can start a new presentation from a blank slide, a template, existing presentations, or a Word outline.  To create a new presentation from a blank slide:

  • Click the File menu tab
  • Click New
  • Click Blank Presentation

                       

To create a new presentation from a template:

  • Click the File menu tab
  • Click New
  • Click or browse through for Installed Templates
  • Click the template you choose to see a preview of the template

 

To create a new presentation from a Word outline:

  • Click the slide where you would like the outline to begin
  • Click New Slide on the Home tab
  • Click Slides from Outline
  • Browse and click the Word document that contains the outline

 

Save a Presentation

When you save a presentation, you have two choices: Save or Save As.

To save a document:

  • Click the File menu tab
  • Click Save

 

You may need to use the Save As feature when you need to save a presentation under a different name or to save it for earlier versions of PowerPoint.  Remember that older versions of PowerPoint will not be able to open a PowerPoint 2013 presentation unless you save it as in an older format.
To use the Save As feature:

  • Click the File menu tab
  • Click Save As
  • Type in the name for the presentation
  • In the Save as type box, choose a format

 

Add Slides

There are several choices when you want to add a new slide to the presentation: Office Themes, Duplicate Selected Slide, or Reuse Slides.

To create a new slide from Office Themes:

  • Select the slide immediately BEFORE where you want the new slide
  • Click the New Slide button on the Home tab
  • Click the slide choice that fits your material

 

To create a slide as a duplicate of a slide in the presentation:

  • Select the slide to duplicate
  • Click the New Slide button on the Home tab
  • Click Duplicate Selected Slides

 

To create a new slide from another presentation:

  • Select the slide immediately BEFORE where you want the new slide
  • Click the New Slide button on the Home tab
  • Click Reuse Slides
  • Click Browse
  • Click Browse File
  • Locate the slide show and click on the slide to import

 

Themes

Themes are design templates that can be applied to an entire presentation that allows for consistency throughout the presentation.  To add a theme to a presentation:

  • Click the Design tab
  • Choose one of the displayed Themes or click the Galleries button

 

To change the background style of a theme

    • Click the Background Styles button on the Design tab

 

 


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