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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Starting a New Presentation

You can start a blank presentation from scratch, or you can base the new presentation on a template or on another presentation. Using a template or existing presentation can save you some time. However, if you have a specific vision you’re going for, starting a presentation from scratch gives you a clean canvas to work from.

Starting a blank presentation from scratch

When you start PowerPoint, a new blank presentation begins automatically with one slide. Just add your content to it, add more slides if needed, change the formatting (as you’ll learn in upcoming chapters), and go for it.

If you need to start another blank presentation, follow these steps:

1.
Choose Office Button New. The New Presentation dialog box opens. See Figure 21-1.
Figure 21-1. Select Blank Presentation from the New Presentation dialog box.
2.
Blank Presentation is already selected. Click Create.

Tip

Press the Ctrl+N shortcut key to start a new presentation.

Starting a presentation from a template

A template is a file that contains starter settings—and sometimes starter content—on which you can base new presentations. Templates vary in their exact offerings, but can include sample slides, a background graphic, custom color and font themes, and custom positioning ...

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