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PowerPoint 2007: Slide Basics

PowerPoint 2007: Slide Basics

In this section, we’re going to cover all the things related to inserting and deleting slides. Plus, we’ll look at the available slide layouts.

Let’s start by talking about creating new slides.

SlidesGroup.JPGCreating New Slides

Inserting a new slide is really more than just creating a new slide. There are so many different slide layouts to choose one that it can be a little overwhelming at first. But, not to worry – if you pick the wrong layout, you can just change it later.

To insert new slides, just start with the Slides group on the Home tab.

Inserting a New Slide Using the Ribbon

1.       Choose the New Slide command in the Slides group on the Home tab

2.       Choose your desired slide layout

Inserting a New Slide Using the Shortcut Menu

1.       Right-click any slide in the Slide pane

2.       Choose New Slide from the Shortcut Menu

                                          

Duplicating A Slide

Duplicating a slide is one of the fastest ways to copy an entire slide. This way, you often just need to edit the text.

Duplicating Slide Using the Shortcut Menu

     
  1.  Right-click any slide in the Slide pane
  2.  
  3. Choose Duplicate Slide from the Shortcut Menu

Duplicating Slide Using the Keyboard

     
  1.   Select any slide in the Slide pane
  2.  
  3. Press [Ctrl]+D



 

Deleting Slides

To delete slides, you can once again start with the Slides group on the Home tab.

Deleting a Slide Using the Ribbon

1.       Display the slide you want to delete

2.       Choose the Delete command in the Slides group on the Home tab

Deleting a Slide Using the Shortcut Menu

1.       Right-click any slide in the Slide pane

2.       Choose Delete Slide from the Shortcut Menu

Deleting a Slide Using the Keyboard

1.       Select any slide in the Slide pane

2.       Press [Delete]

 



 

About Slide Layouts

The default slide layout is the Title slide. This Title slide contains two text placeholders – one for the title and one for the subtitle. The exact position of these placeholders, however, varies based on the Design Template that you apply. (We’ll talk more about Design templates in the next lesson.)

Layouts are incredibly helpful when inserting new slides because it means you don’t have to start from scratch.

Remember, any text you want to place on a PowerPoint slide needs to be inside of a placeholder. This means you either have to choose a layout with a text placeholder or you have to draw a text placeholder before you can add any text.

There are nine slide layouts available in PowerPoint 2007. However, you can always create more to add to this collection.

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Figure 28. Standard Slide Layouts



 

Changing a Slide Using the Ribbon

1.       Display the slide you want to change

2.       Choose the Layout command in the Slides group on the Home tab

3.       Choose your new slide layout

Deleting a Slide Using the Shortcut Menu

1.       Right-click any slide in the Slide pane

2.       Choose Layout from the Shortcut Menu

3.       Choose your new slide layout