How to create a PowerPoint presentationcreated by Lisa Marshall
Start a Blank Presentation• Click the File button.• Choose New.• Click the Create button in the bottom-right corner of the dialog box to start a new blank presentation.• Click Home-Slides-New Slide on the ribbon.
Using themes in a presentationPowerPoint’s built-in theme presentprofessional looking color schemes andbackground graphics at the click of a mouse.• Display the Design tab on the Ribbon.• Notice the Themes group.• Click on your choice of theme.
Working with Slide LayoutsThe Layout galleryoffers a variety ofdifferent ways toorganize your contenton the slide.• Choose Home- Slides-Layout from the ribbon.• Select the layout of your choice.
How to use clip art in presentations• Insert clip art by choosing Insert-Illustrations- Clip Art.• Sizing the clip art by dragging the sizing handles.• Rotate clip art by placing the mouse pointer on the green rotate handle and dragging left or right.• Apply a style to clip art by selecting the object, choosing Format, Picture Styles from the ribbon, and click the desired style.