Create New PowerPoint Presentation

This Create New Presentation tutorial will review the many ways in which a PowerPoint presentation can be created. It will cover everything from creating a simple blank presentation to one that is created from your favorite photograph.

Create New PowerPoint Presentation

To create a new presentation, click File and New. The New Presentation Task Pane will appear on the right side of the window.

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From the New Presentation Task Pane, click Blank Presentation. A new blank presentation will appear in the workspace and a single thumbnail appear in the Outline/Thumbnail pane. The Same New Presentation Task Pane is also used to create new presentations in several other ways.

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Create a New Presentation from a Design Template

Click File, New. From the New Presentation Task Pane, click on From Design Template. The Task Pane will change to the Slide Design pane and thumbnails of slide designs will appear in the scrolling window.

 

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Select a slide design that you like from the window and click on the thumbnail image. The design will be applied to the new presentation in the workspace. You will also see the new slide design in the thumbnail image in the Outline/Thumbnail pane. Your new presentation is now ready to begin adding slides.

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Creating a New Presentation From the Auto Content Wizard

Another way to create a new presentation is to you the Auto Content Wizard. Select From AutoContent Wizard from the New Presentation Pane. A wizard will appear in the workspace and walk you through a series of questions about what kind of presentation you need.

Simply answer the questions and click next each time to move on to the next section. When the wizard is finished, it will build a presentation for you according to your responses to the questions. The presentation will include several slides already built into the presentation.

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Create a New Presentation from a Photo or Album

Another way to create new presentation is to use the Create from Photo Album Tool. From the New Presentation Task Pane, click on Photo Album... The Photo Album dialog box will appear and ask you what picture you want to use for the presentation.

It will offer several options for the number of pictures you want to include on the slide and the amount of text boxes to use. When you are done making your selections, PowerPoint will build a slide design based upon the photo you selected.

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The completed presentation design built from a photograph.

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See also the Non-Linear PowerPoint Tutorials for a way to make a great user centered presentation.

 


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The PowerPoint Workspace
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The Slide Views
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Creating Slide Shows

Creating a New Presentation
Set Visual Rules
Inserting New Slides
Adding Text to Slides
Using Grids and Guidelines
Edit and Format Text
Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
Bulleted Lists

Designing Slides

Create Master Slides
Adding New Masters
Apply Design Templates

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Draw a Rectangle
Draw an Ellipse
Draw Bezier Curves
Draw Freeform Lines
Modify AutoShapes

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Custom Animations
Inserting Sound
Transition Effects
Add Action Buttons
Embed Video
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Add Slide Numbers
View Multiple Presentations
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PowerPoint 2003 Tutorials
Convert PPT to Flash

Getting Acquainted

The PowerPoint Workspace
The Task Pane
Working with the Taskpane
The Slide Views
Working with Toolbars

Creating Slide Shows

Creating a New Presentation
Set Visual Rules
Inserting New Slides
Adding Text to Slides
Using Grids and Guidelines
Edit and Format Text
Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
Bulleted Lists

Designing Slides

Create Master Slides
Adding New Masters
Apply Design Templates

Lines, Curves, & Shapes

Draw and Format Lines
Draw a Rectangle
Draw an Ellipse
Draw Bezier Curves
Draw Freeform Lines
Modify AutoShapes

Tips & Tricks

Add Watermark
Add Slide Numbers
View Multiple Presentations
Keyboard Shortcuts

More PowerPoint Tutorials
at GuidesandTutorials.net

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