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Your First PowerPoint Presentation


In this article, you will be shown how to create your first presentation. Presentations consist of slides. Each slide can contain text, graphics, animations, and more. You’ll learn how to add slides, use the content placeholders, and add text to your presentation. This module also covers using the Slides tab, which allows you to change the order of your slides.


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Adding Slides

To add a new default (or last added) type of slide, use the following procedure.

  1. Click the New Slide button on the Home tab of the Ribbon.



Adding Slides Button


To add a new slide with a different layout, use the following procedure.

  1. Select the arrow next to the New Slide tool.


New Slide Tool - Microsoft PowerPoint

  1. Select the type of slide you want to add.

 


Using the Content Place Holder

Review the dialog box for the content placeholder for a table.

Insert a Table

Review the dialog box for the content placeholder for a chart.


Insert Chart


Review the dialog box for the content placeholder for a SmartArt Graphic.


Insert Smart Objects

Review the dialog box for the content placeholder for a picture.


Insert pictures


Review the dialog box for the content placeholder for Online Pictures.


Insert online pictures


Review the dialog box for the content placeholder for a Video Clip.


Insert Video Clip

 

Adding Text

The placeholders in a blank presentation.



Blank Presentation

To enter text in a placeholder, use the following procedure.

  1. Click on a placeholder to make it active.
  2. Type your text.

Enter text placeholder



Using the Slides Tab

To view a different slide, use the following procedure.

  1. Click on the slide thumbnail in the Slides tab to view it in the Presentation window.

To rearrange slides using the Slides tab, use the following procedure.

  1. Select the thumbnail of the slide you want to move.
  2. Hold the left mouse pointer down.
  3. Move the cursor to the location where you want to move the slide. The cursor has an arrow and a small box to indicate that you are moving text.
  4. Let the mouse button go when the cursor is in the desired location.



Highlighted Slide

 


Related PowerPoint Lessons

Getting to know the PowerPoint Interface
Working with PowerPoint Text


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