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New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Learn about options within the New tab of Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. This is where you create new presentations, based on templates and Themes.



When you launch PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you are provided with an option to create a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.

Follow these steps to explore the New tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac:

  1. To access Backstage view click the File icon, as shown in Figure 1, below. The File icon (highlighted in blue) is placed at the left extreme of the Quick Access Toolbar.

  2. Figure 1: File icon in QAT
  3. Alternatively, select the File | New from Template menu option as shown in Figure 2.

  4. Figure 2: New from Template option
  5. This action opens Backstage View. Select the New tab as shown highlighted in blue in Figure 3.

  6. Figure 3: New tab selected within Backstage view
  7. Options within this New tab are explained in our Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac tutorial.

See Also:

New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows