Creating a Blank Presentation

Learn about the PowerPoint 2003 blank presentation option available to you when using this presentation software.

Choosing a slide layout

As you work on your presentation, think about the type of layout you want. Do you want a slide with text and lots of clip art, or one with text and a chart? PowerPoint offers several layout options.

To choose a slide layout:

  • Move your arrow pointer over the layouts, or use the scroll bar in the Slide Layout pane.
  • A gray bar appears to the right of each layout.
  • When you find a layout you like, click the down-pointing arrow and choose Apply to Selected Slide.

Apply Selected Slide Layout

 You can also click on the slide layout to apply it. Notice that the slide you are currently working on has a dark border in the Outline pane.