Slide Basics

Understand the basics of working with PowerPoint slides and PowerPoint slide templates, including changing views and slides.


  1. Create a new PowerPoint presentation, or download our practice presentation.
  2. Insert a new slide with the Title and Content layout.
  3. Try adding some text to the title placeholder.
  4. Change the layout of a slide. If you are using the example, change the layout of slide 3 to Section Header.
  5. Copy and paste a slide, then move it to a new location.
  6. Apply a theme to your presentation. If you're using the example, apply the Integral theme.
  7. Insert a blank slide, then insert a text box on the slide.
  8. Change the slide size from Widescreen to Standard.