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Part 2. Creating Presentations > Creating a Blank Presentation

Creating a Blank Presentation

Click the Other Task Panes button and click New Presentation.

Click the Blank Presentation link in the New Presentation pane.

PowerPoint immediately starts a new presentation with a single slide and a default layout. The Slide Layout pane also opens.

INTRODUCTION

When you create a blank presentation, PowerPoint starts with a single slide and a plain white background. You can add a background, graphics, and other objects to the slide later. You can use the Slide Layout pane to assign a layout for the slide. A layout is simply the arrangement of slide objects.


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Other Ways to Start a Blank Presentation

You can also click the New button on the Standard toolbar, or select File, New to create a blank presentation. Alternatively, you can click the Blank Presentation link on the New Presentation pane.


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Where Is My Task Pane?

If you closed your Task pane, you must open it again to click the Blank Presentation option. See Part 1, “Getting Started with PowerPoint,” to learn how to display and hide the Task pane and how to view different panes in the Task pane.


Use the scroll arrows on the right side of the pane to scroll through the Slide Layout pane to view layouts. When you find a layout you like, click it.

PowerPoint changes the blank slide's layout.


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