About this lesson
Add slides, which are the building blocks of a presentation, and understand how layouts can provide you with quick ways to insert content aligned on your slide.
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Inserting slides, creating content using placeholders (including text), and using the Outline Pane.
When to use
To insert slides and create content within a presentation.
To insert slides
- On the Home tab, in the Slides group, click the arrow below the New Slide button, point to a Layout you want, and click it.
- On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Normal, and then right-click anywhere within the Slides pane and select New Slide.
To insert content
- Click inside the placeholder to add text or select one of the other six icons to add other content.
- On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Outline View to insert text.
The keyboard shortcut Shift+Alt+arrow keys allows you to move bulleted or numbered text upwards or downwards, or to promote or demote the text.
The Outline View is only to manipulate text – images won’t appear in this view, but will appear on the slide.
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