Creating a Blank Presentation

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


  • Start PowerPoint.
  • Choose a slide layout with a title placeholder only.
  • Type the following as the title: Learning to Use PowerPoint XP.
  • Familiarize yourself with the task pane on the right side of the screen. Click the down-pointing arrow in the top-right corner of the pane.
  • Return to the New Presentation pane.
  • Close your PowerPoint slide and save it as Learning to Use PowerPoint XP.
  • Exit PowerPoint.