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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Creating A Presentation From Scratch

This guide will show you how to create fresh presentations and slides in Powerpoint.


Create A New Presentation

  1. Open PowerPoint on the desktop.
  2. Click on Blank Presentation  to begin.
  3. To start adding text to the slide, click within either of the boxes, and type out the needed words/phrase.
    1. It is important to know what number the slide is, or the location of the slide in the presentation, as this will be important for creating a presentation that flows in the right order.
    2. Click outside of the box when you are done typing.

Adding a New Slide

  1. Click on the Home slide in the toolbar, then select New Slide.
    1. Click on any of the layouts to use them.
    2. A new slide will appear underneath the first one in the left-hand column.
    3. Type desired text in the new slide.
    4. Hitting enter will create a new bullet point.

Saving your Presentation

  1. Click File, then choose Save As.
  2. Select a location to save the presentation.
  3. Hit Save.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:pp, "Powerpoint Basics", "create slide", "create presentation"   Doc ID:66102
Owner:Richard L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-08-15 15:52 CDTUpdated:2016-08-17 14:22 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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