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Chapter 16. Basic PowerPoint > Step 2: Writing the Outline

16.3. Step 2: Writing the Outline

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it's the rare presentation that doesn't include at least some text. Deciding how to transform boring facts into compelling word slides is often the most challenging part of creating a presentation, so words are a good place to begin before you get too hung up on design.

Figure 16-4. When you add a new slide to your presentation, you'll be presented with the New Slide dialog box, from which you can choose one of 24 different layouts. These layouts make it easy to add various elements to your slides by providing placeholders for bullet lists, charts, artwork, tables, and even movies.



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