IN THIS CHAPTER
Starting a new presentation
Saving your work
Setting passwords for file access
Closing and reopening presentations
Creating new slides
Inserting content from external sources
Using content placeholders
Creating text boxes manually
Working with text boxes
If you’re an experienced Windows and PowerPoint user, starting new presentations and saving files may be second nature to you. If so — great! You may not need this chapter. On the other hand, if you aren’t entirely certain about some of the finer points, such as saving in different formats or locations, stick around.
Even people who consider themselves “advanced” users may benefit from this chapter because it looks at some of the unique advanced saving features of Office applications and explains how to secure files with passwords.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to build a simple text-based presentation by creating new slides and entering text on them. You’ll learn how to import content from other programs, and how to create, size, and position text boxes to hold the text for your presentation.
You can start a blank presentation, or you can base the new presentation on a template or on another presentation. Using a template or existing presentation can save you some time. However, if you have a specific vision you’re going for, starting a presentation from scratch gives you a clean canvas to work from.