How to Create a Slide in Powerpoint

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PowerPoint is presentation software that is developed by Microsoft. PowerPoint is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and is often used by students for academic presentations and professionals for workplace presentations. If you've never used PowerPoint before, you may not be familiar with the overall user interface. Creating a slide is the most important process you should know in order to properly use PowerPoint.

  • Open Microsoft Powerpoint and create a new presentation. To do this, click the "Microsoft Office Button" in the upper-left corner of Powerpoint and then choose "New." Select "Blank Presentation." You can also choose to create a presentation with design templates. If you want to do this, click the "Microsoft Office Button," "New" and "Installed Templates."

  • Add a new slide. Click the "New Slide" button in the upper-left corner of Powerpoint. Choose a slide layout from the options that appear. Visual options are shown to you to help you choose a slide layout.

  • Enter text into the newly created slide. To enter text, you can click inside any blank text box. All text boxes will have a message that says "Click to add."

  • Format the text. You can use the formatting palette at the top of Powerpoint. You can, for example, create a list of text by using the bullet point option.

  • Add any graphics that may help complement your slide. To do this, click the "Insert" tab at the top of Powerpoint and select a graphical item. You can choose from "Picture," "Clip Art," "Photo Album," "Shapes," "SmartArt" and "Chart."

  • Add any slide effects you want to include in the slide. You should refrain from an excessive amount of movement in a slide, however, as it can be distracting. To add effects, click the "Animations" tab at the top of Powerpoint and select the type of effect you want to add.

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