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Chapter 2. PowerPoint QuickStart > Understanding the Elements of a PowerPoint S...

Understanding the Elements of a PowerPoint Slide

PowerPoint slides are conceptually quite different from spreadsheets or word processing documents with which you may already be familiar. The following sections take a look at some of the elements that make up a typical PowerPoint slide.

Choosing Design and Background Elements

The slide show you’ve been working on in this chapter looks pretty plain at this point, with its white background and black text. You probably want something a little more interesting. What you’re looking for is the design layer of the slide. Fortunately, PowerPoint comes with dozens of predefined design templates. To select a design template, follow these steps:


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