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Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn how you can insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

OS: Windows XP higher

Follow these steps to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2010.

  1. Launch PowerPoint, if it is not open. If it is already open, skip to Step 3.
  2. Go to your Windows Vista or Windows 7 Start menu (some steps may vary with Windows XP), and choose All Programs | Microsoft Office | Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, or
  3. Windows 7 and 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 2010.
  4. 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.
  5. This opens the PowerPoint interface with a new presentation, containing one slide as shown in Figure 1.
  6. On the other hand, if you are presented with a New Presentation dialog box, click the Blank Presentation option.
  7. The PowerPoint 2010 interface
    Figure 1: The PowerPoint 2010 interface
  8. Tip: If you want to learn more about the PowerPoint 2010 interface, check out our PowerPoint 2010 interface walkthrough.
  9. In the Home tab of the Ribbon, click the New Slide button, as shown in Figure 2.
  10. New Slide
    Figure 2: New Slide
  11. You can also click the down arrow below the New Slide button to summon the Slide Layout gallery as shown in Figure 3. Then click any of the layouts available to insert a new slide using the choosen layout.
  12. Slide Layout gallery
    Figure 3: Slide Layout gallery
  13. Either way, this inserts a new slide (see the Slides pane on the left in Figure 4).
  14. Inserted new slide
    Figure 4: Inserted new slide
  15. Repeat Steps 3 to insert as many slides as you need.
  16. Thereafter, you can add titles, text, pictures, or any other slide objects within the new slides.

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