Insert New Slide in PowerPoint

This PowerPoint Insert New Slide tutorial will demonstrate a variety of ways in which you can insert new slides into your PowerPoint presentation.

Insert new slide in PowerPointYou can insert new slides into your PowerPoint presentation in a variety of ways using keyboard strokes or mouse clicks.

PowerPoint opens with a single blank title slide in any new presentation. This is true for a blank presentation as well as for those created with a design template. The AutoContent wizard will create a title slide plus several additional content slides depending on the type of presentation you are creating.

When inserting a new slide into a presentation, PowerPoint will by default, insert a content slide that includes a title and a text box. After inserting the slide you can change the type of slide by applying a slide layout from the Slide Layout Task Pane. See the PowerPoint Slide Types tutorial for more information.

Insert Slide - From Insert Menu

The first way to insert a new slide is to Click the Insert Menu and then New Slide. PowerPoint will insert one new slide into the presentation and display in the Slide Pane.

Holding down the Control Key and pressing M (Ctrl+M) will also inset a new slide.


PowerPoint does several things when you create a new slide. First it automatically opens the Task Pane on the right side and sets it to display the Slide Layout Task Pane. Second it creates a new content slide that includes a title and text and displays it for editing in the Slide Pane. Finally, it crates a new thumbnail image and displays it in the Outline/Slides pane on the left.


Insert a New Slide from the Formatting Tool Bar

Another way to insert a new slide into a presentation is to Click New Slide from the Formatting Toolbar. When clicked, the new slide button also creates a new content slide that includes a title and a text box.



Insert a New Slide from the Outline/Slides Pane

Another way to create a new slide is to Right Click the mouse on a thumbnail in the Outline/Slides Pane. This will bring up a context sensitive menu. From the menu, Click New Slide. PowerPoint will insert a blank content slide that includes a title and text box.

You can also highlight a thumbnail image and then Hit the Return or Enter Key to inset new slides into the presentation.



Insert a New Slide from the Outline View

You can insert new slides from the Outline/Slides Pane by clicking on a slide and hitting the Return or Enter Key. You can also Right Click in the Outline view bringing up a context sensitive menu. From the menu, you can choose New Slide.



Inserting a New Slide from the Slide Sorter View

You can also insert a new slide from the Slide Sort View by Right Clicking in any area in the view. A context sensitive menu will pop-up. Click on New Slide from the menu, and PowerPoint will insert the new slide into the Slide Sorter View.


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



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