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Tech tips: How to create a PowerPoint 2013 presentation

Posted In MS office - By Techtiplib on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 With No Comments »

PowerPoint presentations work like slide shows. To convey a message or a story, you break it down into slides. Think of each slide as a blank canvas for the pictures, words, and shapes that will help you build your story.

Step 1: Choose a theme

When you open PowerPoint, you’ll see some built-in themes. A theme is a slide design that contains matching colors, fonts, and special effects like shadows, reflections, and more.

1. Choose a theme.
2. Click Create, or pick a color variation and then click Create.

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Read more article: How to apply color and design to my slides (theme)

Step 2: Insert a new slide

On the Home tab, click New Slide, and pick a slide layout.

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Read more article: How to add, rearrange, and delete slides.

Step 3: Save your presentation

  1. On the File tab, click Save.
  2. Pick or browse to a folder.
  3. In the File name box, type a name for your presentation, and then click Save

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Should: Save your work as you go. Hit Ctrl+S often.

Read more article: How to save your presentation

Step 4: Add text

Click inside a text placeholder, and begin typing.

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Step 5: Format your text

  1. Select the text.
  2. Under Drawing Tools, click Format.
  3. Do one of the following:
  • To change the color of your text, click Text Fill, and then choose a color.
  • To change the outline color of your text, click Text Outline, and then choose a color.
  • To apply a shadow, reflection, glow, bevel, 3-D rotation, a transform, click Text Effects, and then choose the effect you want.

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Source: Microsoft

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