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.
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:
Blank Presentation is already selected. Click Create.
Press the Ctrl+N shortcut key to start a new presentation.
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 ...