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Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Explore the Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows. The Presentation Gallery lets you choose a template or Theme, search for presentations, and open or create a new presentation.

When launched, PowerPoint 2019 for Windows typically opens with Backstage view, that you can see in Figure 1, below.


Figure 1: Backstage view in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Click the New button, highlighted in green within Figure 1 above, to bring up the Presentation Gallery, that you can see in Figure 2, below.


Figure 2: PowerPoint 2019 for Windows Presentation Gallery

This Presentation Gallery provides several ways to start your new presentation using a template, a Theme, or even a blank presentation.

Each element of the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery is explained below, as marked in Figure 2 above:

A. Search online templates and themes

Here just enter any keyword(s) as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, and click the Search button (the magnifying lens icon, highlighted in blue within Figure 3) to search for online templates and themes. You can see the results, as shown in Figure 3. Click on any of the thumbnails to open a presentation based on the template.


Figure 3: Results for searched keyword



B. Suggested searches

Here you'll find some suggested searches based on keywords and categories. These include Presentations, Themes, Education, Charts, Diagrams, Business, Infographics, etc. Just click on any of these keywords to get relevant results.

C. Themes and Templates

This section provides quick access to locally available Templates and Themes. Click on any Theme other than Blank Presentation. This brings up a window with the selected Theme, as shown in Figure 4.


Figure 4: Variants of the selected Theme

Within this window you will get to choose from variations of the selected Theme (highlighted in red within Figure 4). The More Images arrows (highlighted in blue within Figure 4) show some of the layouts available in the selected theme. And, the arrows highlighted in green within Figure 4 let you browse previous and next Themes.


See Also:

Interface Overview: Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint (Index Page)

Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 365 for Windows
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Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint Online