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Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 for Windows

Learn how to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 for Windows.


Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 and 2003
OS: Windows 98 and higher

Follow these steps to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2002 and 2003:

  1. If PowerPoint is not already open, first launch the program. If it is already open, skip to Step 3.

    Go to your Windows Start menu and choose All Programs | Microsoft | Microsoft Office | Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (or 2002).

    Alternatively, access the Run dialog box by in the Windows Start menu by selecting the Run option. Then type powerpoint in the dialog box, as shown in Figure 1 below, and click OK.

    Warning: If you use the Run command as explained above, and have more than one version of PowerPoint installed -- then any of those will launch depending upon your system's configuration. This tutorial however works only with PowerPoint 2002 (aka XP) and 2003.
    Run Dialog Box
    Figure 1: Run Dialog Box
  2. This opens the PowerPoint interface with a new presentation, containing one slide as shown in Figure 2.

    The PowerPoint Interface
    Figure 2: The PowerPoint Interface
  3. Choose Insert | New Slide, as shown in Figure 3.

    Insert New Slide
    Figure 3: Insert a new slide

    Tip: Ctrl+M is the shortcut key for inserting a new slide.
  4. This inserts a new slide (see the Slides pane on the left in Figure 4). Also, the task pane area (typically on the right side) shows you the Slide Layout task pane -- click on the Layout you want for the new slide that you just inserted.

    Inserted new slide
    Figure 4: Inserted new slide
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to insert as many slides as you need. And remember to change the layouts as required.

    Tip: You can change slide layouts later too -- check out this related tutorial on changing slide layouts.
  6. Thereafter, you can add titles, text, pictures, or any other slide objects within the new slides.

See Also:

Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences:
PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007 and 2003 for Windows
PowerPoint 2016 and 2011 for Mac
PowerPoint Online for Windows and Mac

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