The following article is a transcript from a our video product, "Intro to Powerpoint XP."
Now that we’ve chosen a template and saved our presentation, let’s add some slides. But how do we do it? There’s actually three ways, and over time you’ll start to favor one of them:
When you add a new slide, PowerPoint wants to know what “slide layout” you prefer. Slides have different layouts, or arrangement of text and objects … i.e. a title slide looks different than a “normal” slide.
You can pick and change these layouts by going to the “apply slide layout” pane in the task pane. There are a lot of slide formats we can choose from, such as ...
After we've picked a slide type and added some text, let’s preview our presentation full screen. To preview, go to the menu-bar and pick [Slide Show - View Show]. The keyboard shortcut for this is [F5]. Because you'll be previewing your slides often, you may want to remember this [F5] shortcut!
While viewing your show full-screen, you can navigate slide-to-slide
by clicking the left and right arrow keys. When you are done previewing
and wish to return to the normal view, simply click on the [escape]