Creating a Blank Presentation

Learn about the PowerPoint XP 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 a lot 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 on 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 the slide layout to apply it. Notice that the slide you are currently working on has a dark border in the Outline pane.