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PowerPoint
 basics
 
PowerPoint is a powerful presentation application, but to use it most effectively, you first have to understand the basics. This tutorial introduces some of the tasks and features that you can use in all presentations.

Before you begin ....................................................................................................................................... 1   1. Create a new blank presentation ........................................................................................................... 2   2. Explore the PowerPoint user interface .................................................................................................... 4   3. Insert slides........................................................................................................................................... 5   4. Add content to slides ............................................................................................................................ 8   5. Apply a theme and a layout ................................................................................................................. 13   6. Format slide content ........................................................................................................................... 16   7. Save a presentation in a new folder ..................................................................................................... 19   Quick Reference Card .............................................................................................................................. 22  

Before you begin

What you'll learn
After completing this tutorial, you'll be able to: • Create a new blank presentation. • Identify user interface elements that you can use to accomplish basic tasks. • Add text and pictures to slides. • Apply a pre-designed theme and layout. • Format slide content. • Save a presentation to a new folder.

Requirements
PowerPoint for Mac 2011

Estimated time to complete:

30 minutes

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1. Create a new blank presentation
In PowerPoint, you create and design slides in a presentation. You can start with a blank presentation, an existing saved presentation, or a template. When you open PowerPoint, the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery opens. It contains a variety of template choices and quick access to recent presentations. Let's use the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery to open a blank presentation. If you have not already opened PowerPoint, on the Dock, click PowerPoint.

In the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery, under Themes, click All.

Click White, and then click Choose.

Tip To always start with a blank presentation when you open PowerPoint, select the Don't show this when opening PowerPoint check box.

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Notice that a blank presentation (Presentation1) appears.

Hints
• To create a new blank presentation at any time in PowerPoint, on the File menu, click New Presentation (also written as File > New Presentation in this tutorial). • To show the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery at any time while using PowerPoint, click File > New from Template.

Before you move on
Make sure that you can do the following: • Open PowerPoint from the Dock. • Use the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery to create a new blank presentation.

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2. Explore the PowerPoint user interface
In a new blank presentation, you can simply click a slide and begin adding text and objects. However, before you begin, you should familiarize yourself with some of the user interface elements that you can use in all presentations. Let's take a look at some of PowerPoint user interface elements.

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