Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Learn how to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista
Date Created: March 29th 2007
Last Updated: February 26th 2009
Follow these steps to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2007.
- If PowerPoint is not already open, first launch the program.
If it is already open, skip to Step 3.
Go to your Windows Vista Start menu (some steps may vary with Windows XP), and choose All Programs | Microsoft Office | Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 as shown in Figure 1, or
Windows Vista: Type the application name that you want to open in the Start Search field. For example, if you type powerpoint, the Search field displays the application name in Start menu above. Click on the menu option that says Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
Figure 1: Start Menu Interface
Windows XP: Users can just access the Windows Start Menu, and choose the Run option. In the Run dialog box, type powerpnt -- and click OK.
- This opens the PowerPoint interface
with a new presentation, containing one slide as shown
On the other hand, if you are presented with a New Presentation dialog box, click the Blank Presentation option.
Figure 2: The PowerPoint 2007 interface
Tip: If you want to learn more about the PowerPoint 2007 interface, check out our PowerPoint 2007 interface walkthrough...
- In the Home tab of the Ribbon, click the New Slide button,
as shown in Figure
Figure 3: Insert a new slide
You can also click the down arrow below the New Slide button to summon the Slide Layout gallery as shown in Figure 4. Then click any of the layouts available to insert a new slide using the chosen layout.
Figure 4: Insert a new slide
- Either way, this inserts a new slide (see the Slides pane
on the left in Figure
Figure 5: Inserted new slide
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to insert as many slides as you need.
- Thereafter, you can add titles, text, pictures, or any other slide objects within the new slides.
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