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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 Microsoft Office Button
  • Click New
  • Click Blank Presentation

Blank Presentation Dialog Box

To create a new presentation from a template:

  • Click the Microsoft Office Button
  • Click New
  • Click Installed Templates or Browse through Microsoft Office Online Templates
  • Click the template you choose

Installed Templates

To create a new presentation from an existing presentation:

  • Click the Microsoft Office Button
  • Click New
  • Click New from Existing
  • Browse to and click the presentation

New From Existing Open Dialog Box

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

Slides from Outline New Slide Options

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

  • Click the Microsoft Office Button
  • Click Save

Save Option

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 PowerPoint 2007 presentation unless you save it as a PowerPoint 97-2003 Format. To use the Save As feature:

  • Click the Microsoft Office Button
  • Click Save As
  • Type in the name for the Presentation
  • In the Save as Type box, choose Excel 97-2003 Presentation

Save As Options

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

New Slide

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

Duplicate 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

Reuse Slides

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

Themes Group

To apply new colors to a theme:

  • Click the Colors drop down arrow
  • Choose a color set or click Create New Theme Colors

Theme Color Drop Down

To change the background style of a theme

  • Click the Background Styles button on the Design tab

Background Styles

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