Let’s start by looking at the different ways you can launch the PowerPoint program. Typically, you’ll be able to open PowerPoint from a couple of different areas.
Launching PowerPoint from an Icon on the Desktop
Double-Click the Microsoft PowerPoint2003 Icon (PowerPoint will launch)
Launching PowerPoint from the Start Menu
Click Microsoft Office
Click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (PowerPoint will launch)
Launching PowerPoint from the Quick Launch Toolbar
Click the Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Icon (PowerPoint will launch)
No matter which method you use to open PowerPoint, you will always be greeted with a new, blank presentation.