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Creating a Blank Presentation

When PowerPoint 2010 is launched, a new blank presentation is displayed automatically.

To create a new blank presentation at any time:


Press [Ctrl N] to quickly create a new, blank presentation.

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PowerPoint presentations are all based on templates. These are "starter" documents that contain initial content for your presentation that can be amended as required, plus any default text that will not change

Many of the templates available are stored on the Microsoft website. To use a template for the first time:


Download Template

The template will be downloaded and a new document created that is based on the template.

Recently used templates will be listed under Recent Templates in the New Presentation window, allowing you to create further presentations from the same template as required.

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