Understand the basics of working with PowerPoint slides and PowerPoint slide templates, including changing views and slides.
You can easily customize your layout by deleting unwanted—or extra—placeholders from any slide.
Text boxes allow you to add to your current layout, so you can place text wherever you want on your slide.
Explore our Text Basics lesson to learn more about inserting and using text boxes in PowerPoint 2010.
For more control over your content, you may prefer a blank slide—a slide without placeholders—over one of the existing layouts. Blank slides can be customized by adding your own text boxes, pictures, charts, and more.