Creating PowerPoint Presentation Slide ...Where to Start?
The answer is Task Pane. Once you open the PowerPoint presentation
program, the task pane is display along the right hand side of the screen.
Task Pane lists some of the most common tasks you may want to accomplish
in PowerPoint. The task panes are descriptive to help you quickly locate the
task you want.
To display Task Pane (if it has been closed)
From the View menu, click Task Pane.
To switch to other Task Panes
Click the Other Task Panes down arrow and select another Task Pane
from the menu.
To display the New Presentation Pane
From the File menu, click New.
To open an existing presentation
From the New Presentation task pane, click From existing
presentation to display the New from Existing Presentation dialog
box, and select the file you want.
For example, you select the file First presentation created in topic 1.
Click on Create New button. The presentation is opened and you can do
the necessary modifications.
To create a new blank presentation
Click the Blank Presentation in the New Presentation Pane. OR click the New icon on the Standard toolbar.
This will display the Slide Layout pane that allows you to choose the
layout of your slide. The layouts contains text, content and both text and
Click on the particular layout and begin create the slide.
The Outline and Slides Tabs
The Outline Tab presents a
title and text outline of each slide in your presentation. Slides can be edited
in the Outline area or directly on the slide. If you prefer to edit your text
and slides in the Outline area, the Outlining toolbar is dedicated to working in
To change the size of the Outline and Slides Tabs
Click in the Slides tab or Outline tab area.
Click the down arrow next to the Zoom box on the Standard
toolbar and specify the percentage you want.
The Slides Tab displays all slides in your presentation in thumbnail size.
The Slides tab area is an easy way to navigate your presentation. You can jump
to a slide just by clicking on it.
4 Different PowerPoint Views
To see the different PowerPoint views, from the Menu bar, click on the
View and you will see 4 types of view. Click on the particular view to
see the effect.
1) Normal ViewThe Normal View is the default view in PowerPoint. All
slide editing is performed in this view. The normal view comprises the Slide
Pane, Outline and Slides tabs and the Notes Pane.
2) Slide Sorter ViewThe Slide Sorter view displays all slides in your
presentation as thumbnails. This view is useful to reorder, add, or delete
slides. You an also preview animation effects applied to each slide.
3) The Slide Show View The Slide Show view allows you to view your
presentation as a slide show. Your presentation is displayed as a full screen
and you can view applied animations.
4) The Notes ViewThe Notes Page view displays how notes pages will print.
A notes page contains a smaller version of the slide and notes entered from the
Notes Pane underneath the slide.