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Chapter 17. Creating a Presentation > To create a presentation from scratch or ...

To create a presentation from scratch or by using a template

1.
If the Project Gallery isn't already open, choose File > Project Gallery (). Click the New tab.

2.
Do one of the following:

  • To create a presentation from scratch, click the PowerPoint Presentation thumbnail (Figure 17.1).

    Figure 17.1. Click the PowerPoint Presentation thumbnail to create a presentation entirely from scratch.


  • To create a presentation from a template, expand the Presentations item in the Groups list. Pick the template from the Content or Designs group that best matches the type of presentation you want to create (Figure 17.2).

    Figure 17.2. To create a presentation from a template, select the Contents or Designs group and select a thumbnail from the ones displayed.


3.
Click Open.

4.
If you're creating a presentation based on a Content template, the presentation appears immediately.

or

If you're creating a blank presentation or one based on a Designs template, a new presentation opens, containing a single slide (Figure 17.3).

Figure 17.3. A new presentation appears. The first slide is automatically created for you.


✓ Tips

  • You can also start a blank presentation by choosing File > New Presentation ().

  • The difference between Content and Designs templates is that the former group provides an entire set of suggested slides and topics.



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