The most basic function of PowerPoint is the creation of presentations. Obviously, the list of options when designing your files is very long. Therefore, in this article, we will focus on the process of creating a presentation from scratch and the most basic settings.

To start creating a presentation, first, open PowerPoint and go to the main screen. Select Blank Presentation. By doing so, you will open a blank presentation.

Create a blank presentationCreate a blank presentation

If on the other hand, you prefer to start from a predefined design, use the More themes button to see all the available options.

Explore new themesExplore new themes

In the gallery of themes, select the one you like the most. By double-clicking on it, you can load it into a new project.

Themes gallery in PowerPointThemes gallery in PowerPoint

Once you have your new presentation on screen, it is time to modify its appearance and the different objects. In the central part is the slide editing area. Double-click on any element to edit it.

Edit the slide’s contentEdit the slide’s content

If you want to add new objects, use the Insert menu. From there, you can add shapes, 3D text, tweets, multimedia resources such as videos or audio, comments, symbols, links, and much more. The possibilities are almost endless.

Insert other objectsInsert other objects

Despite the large number of insertions you can make, one of the most important is the one that adds a new slide. Click on the New Slide button to display a new slide in the slide list. This way, you can add more content to your presentation.

Add a new slideAdd a new slide

When you finish adding objects, go to the Transitions and Animations menus. After selecting any element of the presentation, you will have the ability to assign transitions and animations to it.

Specify the transitions and animationsSpecify the transitions and animations

Once you have finished your presentation, go to the Slide Show menu. There, click From Beginning to start the full-screen presentation from the beginning.

Start the presentationStart the presentation

Do not forget to save your changes before leaving. The generated file will be in PPTX format. You will be able to use it in the future to project it or to edit it, adding or deleting information.