Insert a new slide

A Powerpoint template includes a number of behind-the-scenes Layout Slides that determine the placement and format of all slide elements (font-sizes, colours, background, images, etc). When you insert a new slide into the presentation you can choose which Layout Slide to base it on:

  • In the Home tab, Slides group, click the New Slide text button to expand a drop-down menu displaying icons of the available Layout Slides.

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    The New Slide text button in the Home tab

  • Click a Layout Slide icon to insert a new slide based on that layout. The new slide will be inserted after the currently displayed slide.

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    Icons of available Layout Slides (click to expand)