Figure 1: Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 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 365 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 for 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.
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